'Veerey ki Wedding': An archaic and tiresome affair (Review By Troy
Ribeiro ; Rating:*)
Director Ashu Trikha's 'Veerey Ki Wedding', is purportedly a frothy romcom which severely challenges your intelligence quotient.
Veer Arora (Pulkit Samrat) is the son of a rich businessman Prabhu Arora (Mickey Makhija) and is known to be the quintessential humanitarian with muscle power always ready to help. Not serious about life, his parents are keen that he settles down.
Omnipresent in Delhi trying to save damsels from eve-teasers, preventing bank robberies and donating his father's hard-earned money to the poor and the needy, Veer is just a phone call away when anyone is in trouble.
In love with Geet Bhalla (Kriti Kharbanda), Veer is keen to marry her but her father Gopi Bhalla (Satish Kaushik) disapproves of the match as he is a firm believer of Ahimsa or non-violence and thinks Veer is a hooligan who indulges in violence.
How Veer proves his goodness to his would-be father-in-law and wins him over thus getting his daughter's hand, forms the crux of this two hour plus film.
The screenplay by Dilip Shukla and the treatment by Director Ashu Trikha, is mindless and hopelessly outdated. The writing is amateurish and the humour absurd and trite. Each scene is senseless and insular with no bearing on the next. The film appears to be a patchwork of several poorly directed scenes sewn together.
The plot is wafer-thin and the poor treatment does not help. The inflated comedy, hackneyed dialogues, caricature characters, make for tedious viewing. Vijay Raaz's voice as the sutradhar does not salvage the film either.
Pulkit Samrat as always, portrays himself as an extension of Salman Khan - right from his dialogue delivery to his action scenes, albeit minus the Khan charisma. He appears comfortable displaying his brawn and swag but emotes poorly, making no impact at all.
Kriti Kharbanda as Geet is effervescent and pretty, but sadly is limited by a badly written script. She delivers what is expected of her.
Jimmy Shergill is miscast as a young and suave Balli, Veer's older cousin who is heartbroken and perpetually unlucky in love. He effortlessly walks through most scenes being a good actor, but is thoroughly wasted.
Satish Kaushik as Geet's possessive father and the owner of Bhalla sweets, is his usual loud self, oozing Punjabiness in every breath, including his rustic dialogue delivery and unpolished mannerisms. But again the fault lies with the poorly etched characters.
Abhishek Duhan as the potential suitor for Geet, displays confidence and talent in several scenes and stands out among other actors. Yuvika Chaudhary as police inspector Rani Chaudhry in her inane Haryanvi accent is an eyesore.
The rest of the ensemble cast gets a fair amount of screen time but fail to leave an impression as the plot is a mindless riot.
The music replete with Punjabi flavours, does not make you hum a single number and the songs seem forced.
The film boasts of good production values and is colour and glamour in every frame but mind-numbing nonetheless.
Overall, Veerey ki Wedding is a shaadi you might not like to attend.
'Veere Ki Wedding' another wedding-wali romcom (Movie Review By Subhash K. Jha : Rating **)
There are two brothers played by the talented duo Jimmy Sheirgill and Pulkit
Samratm who keep knocking into an assortment of girls from Haryana and Delhi as
they plough along a plot that pulsates a populated energy. That in a nutshell,
is 'Veere Ki Wedding' (VKW) one more film about a shaadi, a baraati and other
challenges that man faces when wooing a woman.
Balli (Jimmy Sheirgill) has proven singularly unlucky in love. How do we know? He says so and even puts his mouth where his money is by dating women who don't seem interested in him.
One such lady Rinki (Payal Rajput) keeps talking constantly about her ex-boyfriend until Sheirgill known to have infinite patience with difficult women (in "Happpy Bhaag Jayegi", his bride ran away to Pakistan from the mandap) quietly asks, "Aap chup chap jayengi yaa main aapko yahan se neeche phekwa doon."
There is a female cop (Yuvika Choudhary) who has the hots for Balli. Swooping down to raid the wrong venue she is meant to be a laugh riot. Laugh at Balli's misadventures with women if you must. His kid brother Veere (Pulkit Samrat) is worse. He is your local do-gooder who helps distressed people.
If only Veer knew of the audiences' distress. Though well-meaning and innocuous VKW is like a gust of hot wind hitting your face in mid-Summer. Every characters speaks with a bombastic guffaw, as if to remind us that this is indeed a film that's supposed to make us laugh. Characters keep barging in incessantly, and newer ways of generating laughter are sought desperately.
In one early episode Kriti Kharbanda who executed herself with restrained humour in her last romcom 'Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana', pulls out all stops pelting kulfi bars at people on the road. Her father played by Satish Kaushik gets hysterical whenever someone mentions the name 'Prabhu'. Maybe he couldn't get Prabhdheva's dance steps right in some shaadi.
It's hard to tell when Kaushik is aggravated, since each one of the 277 characters (or is it 278?) tends to get hysterical sooner rather than later. I did try to keep up with the torrent of characters. But soon gave up. There are only that many gate crashers you can check at a wedding.
By the time the rudderless humour express chugs to its wedding climax there is a Haryanvi Mamajee and his brainless sidekick running around the venue probably in search of a script.
Do wake us up when they find it.
Actor Pulkit Samrat, who starred in the 2017 hit film "Fukrey Returns" and is now tied up with two movies, says he does not get affected by success or failure and prefers to move on with his next project. Read More