Veere Di Wedding is a female buddy film directed by Shashanka Ghosh. After ages leading Bollywood’s heroines have joined hands and shared the screen together.


As the patriarchal society and its pervasiveness in the form of sexism in the Indian cinema industry continues to be subverted through women centric films and films which highlight the problem of women in the Indian society, another such film has sprung up and is ready to hit the big screen on the 1st of June, 2018.

‘Veere di Wedding’ stars Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhaskar in the lead roles. The film has Shashanka Ghosh at the directorial helm, and Rhea Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi and household name Ekta Kapoor as its producers. The trailer for the film popped into YouTube India’s trending page about a month ago, and has accrued over 25 million views. A song from the movie, composed by the hip-hop artist Badshah has at least 50 million hits on the social media platform.


The story of the movie follows the intertwined lives of four friends who love to live their lives on their own terms. However, the rituals, customs and traditions of society often strip the progressive women off their freedom. Ultimately, the women rise up against the patriarchal and archaic norms of society to regain control over their lives and strive for betterment and contentment.

At a recent press conference, the film stars have denied terming the movie as a ‘chick flick’. The stars have cited the derogatory connotations of calling women as ‘chicks’, and have called the movie to be a lesson in the treatment of women, for the entire society. Moreover, this is the first time after the success of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, 2016’s hit female-centric movie, that four women have come together to play as the protagonists of a Bollywood movie.

The movie hits theatres this Friday. The film could be instrumental in making the patriarchal society see progressive women in a new light; where bold scenes and cuss words uttered by a woman should be no different that the masculine portrayals that deem the same by male actors to be acceptable, and “cool” to some extent.


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