Inclusion and equality is not a movement happening only in the western world. All over the world, the marginalized are beginning to be represented in mainstream culture.
In India, “Veere Di Wedding,” a movie solely about 4 women having fun, has won the hearts of audiences in the country, making good numbers in their box office.
The movie (which translates to Friend’s Wedding) stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam K Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania as 4 friends attending a wedding.
“Veere Di Wedding,” which has been likened to American movies “Sex and the City” and “Bridesmaids,” features the 4 women living their lives.
However, the movie has earned criticism from some of its audiences, with some people saying it has no plot and is predictable.
A particular scene, featuring one of the female stars masturbating, has also made people condemn the movie, saying it promotes immorality.
According to the Hindustan Times, “Veere Di Wedding” has been banned in Pakistan for “vulgar dialogues and obscene scenes.”
Still, audiences continue to flock cinemas to see it, as it has earned, according to Bollywood Hungama, $15 million worldwide.
See some comments from social media below:
Honestly the way we Indians are being so snobbishly critical of Veere Di Wedding for "no complete storyline" or "no coherent theme other than some girls wedding" is so hypocritical for a country that makes movies like "Pyaar ka Punchnama" a wildfire success that deserves sequels.
— Neha पाठक (@neha_rpats) June 6, 2018
Enjoyed watching #VeereDiWedding ! The ladies totally rocked the film, take a bow @sonamakapoor , @ReallySwara , Kareena Kapoor & Shikha Talsania! From super brilliant Alia Bhatt in Raazi to VDW , happy to see women ruling the box office 🙂
— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) June 3, 2018
Dil Chahta Hai was a movie on 4 privileged men having mindless fun.People loved it & no one expected any sermons or moral lectures
Veere Di Wedding is a story of 4 privileged women having mindless fun. But now some are struggling to find some moral sermon in it
— Sid (@sidmtweets) June 5, 2018
— Kareena Kapoor Khan (@KareenaK_FC) June 9, 2018
The outcry over Veere Di Wedding has nothing to do with vulgarity or the like. It was only because the actors took a public stand against child rapists. Similarly, now Quantico is being targeted because Priyanka spoke for Rohingyas. Most "peaceful and tolerant" people are miffed.
— Hissing Yavana Snake (@xtahzy) June 5, 2018
— Aman sharma (@Sarcastic_janab) June 5, 2018
Took my grandmother to watch Veere Di Wedding. When the masturbation scene came she asked me why I was masturbating in the theatre.
— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) June 6, 2018
India is a country where a third grade film like veere di wedding gets more media coverage than Parmanu, a film which emboldened India's stand against the US, Russia and China. Still happy that Parmanu crossed 50 Cr#ParmanuTheStoryofPokhran #ParmanuCrosses50
— Mario Puzo Bhai (@theunaiveindian) June 9, 2018
There is definitely something wrong with our choice of movies when a crappy movie like Veere di Wedding generates more revenue than Parmanu@TheJohnAbraham @DianaPenty kudos!! Amazing movie#VeereDiWeddingReview #parmanu
— Niraj Purohit (@niraj_0602) June 4, 2018
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