Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shika Talsania’s movie, Veere Di Wedding has been released today, and the audiences are finally getting a good look at the “not a chick flick”. The movie has suffered extreme backlash from Hindu groups on the social media because of protest against the Kathua rape case, and was banned in Pakistan for having “vulgar content”. However, it seems that these controversies have only helped the movie to achieve one of the best openings for a BW movie this year, and very good reviews that have commended the humor, the brash sense of honesty and the performances.
The audiences seem to have also embraced the movie, at least in Urban cities, as the first reactions from the showings are leaning towards positive. People have complimented how the movie is progressive without being overtly male bashing, and how it talks about the issues dealt with women, without condescending to them. Some have also commented that the movie has shocking content, but doesn’t vulgarize, it which gives it more chances to be successful. Others noticed that the cinema halls were filled with girls and mostly female audiences, which is good, since the movie needs supports from the audiences for which it is based. Even as there have been some dissenting voices about the swear words and adult content in the movie, people seem to be appreciating the movie for what it is rather than putting it in some bracket.
However, it isn’t limited to only to being a woman oriented movie, and everyone with an open mind can enjoy it. Time will tell if the movie is going to sustain the hype and come out as a complete winner, but this is a highly encouraging result and hopefully will pave way for more female led movies.
— Pavitra Kumari (@PavitraKrTweets) June 1, 2018
Very well enjoyed #VeereDiWedding. Film is entertaining throughout. Guys are neither ignored nor battered in this unstinting girl flick. Though the cheap laughs are easy, but they entertain you.
— SRKsSquad (@SRKsSquad) June 1, 2018
#VeereDiWedding defines goals! #KareenaKapoor's vulnerability as Kalindi, @sonamakapoor as Avni, what a combination! @ReallySwara way to go girl,no one could play Sakshi like you did! 'Bhandari' aren't you the typical Delhi guy? & @ShikhaTalsania you took my heart away! Love?
— Ayesha Tanveer (@AyeshTanveer) June 1, 2018