While some filmmakers are striving to deliver excellence in different genres, brimming with content and revolutionising Indian cinema, there are some writers who find it difficult to break out of stereotypes. The latter are stuck in an era of boy-meets-girl, boy-fights-goons/father and boy-gets-girl. This is basically what director Asshu Trikha and writer Dilip Shukla’s Veerey Ki Wedding is all about. It is average, at best, despite some decent one-liners and comic scenes at regular intervals.
Delhi boy Veer (Pulkit Samrat) is the son of Prabhu Arora (Micky Makhija), a well-off businessman. Veer is also a self-proclaimed Robin Hood, who believes that the only answer to goons and eve teasers is punches and a whole lot of violence.
Geet (Kriti Kharbanda) is the daughter of a rich, sweet-shop owner, Gopi Bhalla (Satish Kaushik), in Delhi. Gopi is averse to violence and people who indulge in any kind of rabble-rousing. As Veer and Geet decide to take their relationship to the next level, i.e. marriage, Geet takes her boyfriend to meet her parents at a posh eatery.
Just then, Veer comes across an eve teaser. Unable to rein it in, his effort to teach him a lesson results in a public brawl. Disgusted with Veer’s conduct, Mr Bhalla dismisses the relationship at once. Meanwhile, Veer’s 35-year-old, ill-fated-in-love cousin, Balli (Jimmy Sheirgill), rushes to help him by threatening Geet’s father. This only fuels the turmoil in the couple’s life. Will they overcome the family drama? Can love conquer all? The answers form the crux of the story.
Director Asshu Trikha seems to have fabricated a gimmick with this film. Every character pops up randomly and abruptly and you never know what and who to expect at any point in time. Also, this love story has no twists. Other than heaps of Salman Khan-esque fight sequences and swagger, the hero doesn’t make any other effort to impress. This film is a marathon of overdramatic sequences filled with unnecessary characters. Worse, while some characters try to be funny, the others are straight out of a stereotypical Bollywood masala film, with a generous dose of slapstick humour.
The first half of the film proceeds quickly, establishing the crux of the story but it starts dropping after the interval. The film is far from a wedding entertainer.
The music is nothing to write home about. Talli tonight by Neha Kakkar, Deep Money and Meet Bros could turn out to be a good dance track.
Performance-wise, Pulkit Samrat has never been more all over the place in his career. He is so focused on swag that he makes little to no effort to actually act. Kriti Kharbanda looks beautiful and is good. Seasoned actor Satish Kaushik is funny as usual. Jimmy Sheirgill is amazing and a saving grace in terms of performance.