This June is going to be raining movies with big releases like Veere Di Wedding and Sanju. Huge banners, renowned directors with notable young actors from the Hindi movie fraternity are all the general factors that the public vouches on to be a commercially successful movie. These two films have all the above.
While half of the youth in India (I mean all the young women) have been eagerly waiting for a movie that represents the strong ties of friendship and sisterly love that women are capable of enjoying. This all-girls flick wish became stronger and stronger post the release of blockbuster films like, Dil Chahta Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. And, now it looks like Veere Di Wedding, directed by Shashanka Ghosh of the Khoobsurat fame, is trying to be the female counterpart of the above-mentioned films that gave all of us serious friendship goals.
The trailer of this upcoming film, featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania as the four main protagonists, hasn’t disappointed the viewers neither has it made an impact where you feel like this is going to be the best all-girls flick of this gen.
The first look of the film, without a doubt, has its glamour quotient all high – pretty faces, swanky clothes, plush sets and picturesque locales. It may all look very appealing but, the moment Sonam Kapoor says ‘Bhenchod’ she loses the audience. It just sounds so awkward when an elegantly dressed, prim-proper Sonam does the honours of trying to speak colloquially like most common women today. May be some actors fall trap to the preconceived notions the audience builds of them in their minds that when they try breaking free, it just looks odd. Sadly it’s Sonam in this case.
The only character that was relevant onscreen in this trailer was Kareena Kapoor Khan’s character Kalindi Puri. She portrays this woman’s character with ease and so much comfort as if she is her. Kareena effortlessly plays along with the current day jargons, slangs and spoken language that most of the youngsters are used to employing in their day-to-day conversations. Kalindi Puri’s portrayal is relatable, as if she is one of us.
On the contrary, the trailer doesn’t give enough scope to Swara Bhaskar as an actor except that one scene where she calls her onscreen husband an ‘NRI Chut’ (a little context would have helped) and manages to grab our attention. Shikha Talsania looks promising and it seems she got, what she was told, right.
Veere Di Wedding is tapping on all the correct sensitive issues relating to young women of today, like, placing higher emphasis on getting married despite being highly educated and successful, a woman being ready for love doesn’t always mean being ready for marriage and its responsibilities, casual relationships are equally casual for women as they are for men and so many more. But, then why do the characters onscreen look so coerced! A cool, genX movie doesn’t have to have misplaced conversational slangs sprinkled awkwardly in between dialogues.
Although it is easy to call someone’s work good or bad without acknowledging the sheer hard work that goes behind all of this. But sadly, Veere Di Wedding fails to evoke the ‘friends like family’ emotion with its trailer.