Mumbai, 03 Mar 2018 11:34 IST
Ashu Trikha's film revolves around a staid plot, mediocre story, and cliched jokes that are only funny till a point.
At one point in Veerey Ki Wedding, Veer (Pulkit Samrat) punches out a goon saying, "If the joke is not funny, don't laugh and mislead others." In that, Ashu Trikha's film is a warning to this reviewer by itself. For that, we are thankful.
The film has a simple story at its heart. Veer is an all brawns do-gooder, always looking for a battle. From bank robbers to eve-teasers and thugs, Veer can get into a fistfight at will. His wealthy Arora family, who own a garment manufacturing business, want him to get married because his 90-year-old-uncle is waiting for his grand-nephew to marry, before he can tie the knot with his crush himself.
Veer loves Geet Bhalla (Kriti Kharbanda), an independent, feisty girl who can give as good as she gets. However, Geet's parents have no intention of letting her marry into a family where violence is the norm. So, Veer decides to change his ways. Except it does not work out.
The Aroras have another son, 35-year-old Balli (Jimmy Shergill), who shares his younger brother's enthusiasm for some vigilante-justice fights. As expected, he too jumps in to this comedy of errors trying to help set up his brother's wedding.
The film's plot, while repeated, does have potential. However, Trikha's plot lacks dynamism or substance. Considering how the film is called Veere Ki Wedding, you would think that the character has a consequential role. However, like the jokes, Veer too is relegated to a side note in the film.
From fart jokes to wailing children, the plotline utilises several cliches that are outdated, to say the least. The moral of the story, perhaps, is that sometimes you have to take up arms to protect the right. At a time when masochism is slowly changing form, this seems to be a return to norm.
Pulkit Samrat does a credible Salman Khan with his bulging biceps, open shirt and deadpan dialogue delivery. The actor has little to explore in terms of character, but does not evince confidence with what he does. Kriti Kharbanda looks pleasant and brings sincerity to her time on the screen.
The saving grace is Jimmy Shergill, who is yet again carrying the burden of the single man lost in love. The actor plays his over-the-top role with a sense of humour and self-deprecation that is hilarious.
But it is not enough. The audience might as well give this wedding a miss.