Veere Di Wedding was undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of the first half of 2018. The coming together of besties, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Kareena Kapoor and Shikha Talsania seemed to be the perfect ingredients for the ultimate chick flick!
The trailer was hugely appreciated by a larger part of the audience, who lauded Sonam and Kareena for their amazing performances and killer dance moves. However, it didn’t go down too well with a certain few, who couldn’t come to terms with the excessive, needless usage of swear words in the 3 minute trailer. The film released a few days back, and just like the trailer, was met with a lukewarm response. While many fans applauded the fun flick, others could spot missing chemistry between the 4 girls! To highlight the varied opinion on the film, we put together a compilation, of the 5 most savage reviews and 5 best reviews of the film. Check it out!
Rahul Desai, Film Companion
Veere Di Wedding is essentially a Koffee With Karan gift hamper passed off as a Bollywood buddy flick. it is a plastic reaction to the testosterone-fueled cinematic landscape, not a genuine action; it has females, not feminism. Even sadness looks rich, and hangovers look like modest royal makeovers.
Raja Sen, NDTV
The film starts off far too loud, with incessant and overdone background music and sound effects to try and tickle audiences. This makes Veere De Wedding feel, at first, like a bad sitcom, which is not just at odds with the authentic performances but occasionally makes them appear less subtle than they are.
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
If only there was a solid plot Veere Di Wedding would have been so much better. The girls are all dressed up with nowhere to go, literally! There is a forced Phuket holiday sequence added, some pub hopping and bad hangovers, but our patience is tested in the second half. Everything fizzles out, and Veere Di Wedding ends up an average cliche-ridden film where neither the story nor the characters evolve.
Anvita Singh, The Indian Express
Shashanka Ghosh’s Veere Di Wedding has pushed that definition to a new extreme. It has pushed that envelope to reveal a fourth category for defining films. Films that cannot be defined as films, because they are NOT.
This soul-less film is slim on laughs and all sorts of fun I was expecting. Girls love a great love story, a happy ending we could awww for; but the union of lovers in the end don’t have that effect. There’s no one you really end up cheering for, nothing that makes you mushy.
Umesh Punwani, Koimoi
Veere Di Wedding is entertaining in parts. Good looking people reveal their messed up life & it might find a connect but with some of the audience. Kareena Kapoor Khan looks like a million dollars!
Rachit Gupta, Times of India
It’s refreshing to see a film present its women characters, in not just a progressive light, but also with umpteen flaws and cracks. The girls don’t feel compelled to explain themselves or justify their actions, and that is one of the highlights of the film.
Chaya Unnikrishnan, DNA Newspaper
Veere Di Wedding has nothing to do with women empowerment. Once you accept that and watch the film you are in for a crazy ride. It's pitched as a comedy and one needn't always find logic in the fun.
Namrata Joshi, The Hindu
Veere is yet another in the steadily growing list of squarely mainstream films in which womanhood is not all about being virtuous. The ladies are flawed and susceptible to transgressions; headstrong, free-spirited yet confused and vulnerable when it comes to the choices they make.
Charu Thakur, India Today
Veere Di Wedding isn't as frivolous as Rhea Kapoor's other productions like Aisha and Khoobsurat. It does break a few stereotypes with its story-telling. It's a film that you cannot completely dismiss for being too bold, too outrageous or too offensive.