Friday Watchalong, Veere Di Wedding! On This Post, 3pm Chicago Time!

Woo, Veere Di Wedding! We’ve been talking about seeing it for weeks and weeks and somehow never got around to it. But today is the day! I am excited!

Veere Di Wedding! Only available on einthusan! And also, surprisingly short! We won’t be doing an interval or anything like that, just plowing straight through. I am really looking forward to seeing this one with all of you.

At 3pm, I will hit play and start commenting on this post, and you all can join in with your own comments. Yaaaaay!

252 thoughts on “Friday Watchalong, Veere Di Wedding! On This Post, 3pm Chicago Time!

  1. I like that the whole big fight with the friends is just fixed without talking. These little fights happen, you forgive each other, don’t even have to talk about it.

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        • I can see that. I think to me, it’s just such a typical depiction of the uber-rich Delhiites. Very similar to Dil Dhadakne Do. Everything from the Aunties gossiping about nonsense, to caring that the cards went out instead of actually worrying about the couple breaking up, to going to Thailand or some other beach destination randomly to solve problems.

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          • There was the Pakistani serial Margaret reviewed, where all problems were solved by giving the person a car. So rich Delhiites take lavish vacations, and rich Pakistanis buy cars.

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          • Ha, yes, I think you are thinking of Heer. But if you haven’t seen Heer you really should — if you have the patience for pakistani serials. It’s so good and wonderfully feminist.

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          • Oh I saw Heer! I just couldn’t remember it’s name and was too lazy to look it up. Telling someone you’ll marry him by throwing water on his face to wake him up was pretty sweet.

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  2. Yes Sonam! Be happy with the high school educated shopkeeper! Love the purposeful pairing of Sonam talking about all the pressure to be the perfect wife, with her judging her new beau for his lack of accomplishment. A bit of pot-kettle there.

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    • Would have been so easy to make it a cheating thing, but this is soooooooooooooooooo much better. Still his fault too, he’s the one who made her feel so bad their sex life died.

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  3. The kid is two, and she only hasn’t had sex for a year, so either the timeline is longer, or it isn’t just the boy….

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    • I get distracted by that too. I’ve decided I like it. So it’s definitely not something physical and real post birth, they were okay for a while, it’s the exhaustion of being a parent and feeling unattractive and all of that which is bothering her.

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  4. I really love the conversation between Sonam and Neena. They aren’t going to magically be different people, but at least they can talk.

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    • It’s not. There is a very very very tiny uber-rich Delhi population that movies like to depict. I’ll try and think of a Delhi movie that shows how Delhi normally is. I am sure Margaret has some good recommendations.

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  5. Look at Cookie Uncle, casually using himself and Keshav as an example of a long term loving couple! And also, Cookie Uncle just being there and supportive while she worked through things. I just can’t get over how great his character is.

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  6. My whole family heard that last swear word and now they are all talking about it, but at least it didn’t start with F.

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  7. Look! He’s turned on by her being aggressive and tough and smoking in pants! He’s the perfect man for her. I really didn’t like him this much on other watches, but this time around I am all in on the Sonam-Bhandari train.

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  8. So, just to make sure I’ve got this right, Mom and Dad fell in love and then fought all the time after marriage but never considered divorce because of Kareena. Cookie uncle was a part of their household and loved them both, then after Mom died, Dad remarried right away and Cookie was angry that he disrespected her memory and moved out of the house. Kareena moved to Australia at the same time. Cookie Uncle and Keshav got their own place which Kareena considers her “home” now and stayed an active part of her life. Dad and new wife live somewhere else. Cookie uncle and Dad started a big court case over the family home.

    Right?

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    • Mostly. Cookie wasn’t upset because dad disrecpected his sister’s memory because I think he realized a long time ago that they weren’t right for each other. Cookie blamed the father’s marriage for Kareena leaving them to go to Australia. That’s why he was angry at the dad.

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  9. In case you don’t know, there’s a thing where the bride’s brothers carry the canopy over her in the ceremony, so Kareena is having her “veere” do it instead.

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  10. And now the weirdly sexual end credit’s song. I have to think it is supposed to be a spoof? Showing guys how stupid their songs are by flipping the genders?

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    • I think Sonam or Rhea explictly say so in some interview that it is a spoof showing the stupidity of the songs by flipping genders.

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        • It made SO MUCH MONEY. And it proved nothing to the industry. It’s just like Hollywood, female lead films almost always make massive amounts of money, and it’s always treated as a surprising one off. But when a female lead film fails, it’s treated as “see? This proves it, female lead films can’t make money”.

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  11. That was super fun! So glad you all joined me. And now I am going to take the dog for the walk he has been pestering me for for the last 20 minutes.

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  12. What a nice little movie. I mean, the stakes weren’t super high or anything. In the end I wasn’t surprised that things worked out, because they were always going to work out. Both break-up scenes later are good examples why the guy is just perfect, for example. But I guess that’s it’s own little fantasy in itself, living in a world like that.

    I did notice all the product placement, just never connected it to having to get funding. Very interesting catch, Margaret.

    For some reason, the marriage proposal reminded me of the one in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara – basically its opposite: the sh…y surroundings were immediately visible and the misunderstanding immediately resolved. Hmm. That also works as a metaphor for their relationship: The two of them work really well together. It’s their surroundings that are less than perfect.

    I really need to rewatch the scene with the Hindi phrase for orgasm. Needs to be added to my active vocabulary immediately. Such a great statement in itself that the characters don’t even know it. Plus, it comes from a dictionary. So it might even just have been something the writers of that came up with to convey the meaning of that English word.

    And I’ve watched this at just the right time in my life to appreciate how much trouble they must have gone through to make a two-year-old do what they wanted in that many scenes. Both younger and older would probably have been easier. So I agree that it was probably deliberate to make his parents’ lack of a sex life not directly related to his birth as such. And also … realistic, I guess. Parenting in that second year really still takes a lot out of you. It’s nice for a movie to acknowledge that and make you feel less weird or abnormal about it.

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    • Have to admit, the funding-product placement wasn’t me on my own. Sonam gave a couple of interviews around the release of the film calling out the ridiculousness of their funding struggle. They have two name stars (her and Kareena) with proven track records, they are looking for a very small budget, and it took them years to get off the ground.

      Yes to the marriage proposal. And also that the surroundings don’t really matter, they aren’t a couple that needed the perfect story and the perfect wedding and all of that, they just needed each other.

      My guess with the orgasm word is that it is a poetic phrase from literature, in every day usage woman would say some understood euphemism just as we do in the West, “I came” or “I got there” versus “orgasm”. And in a medical/clinical setting, they would use the English word “orgasm”. But it is a great phrase! Especially the way they rolled it off the tongue.

      I wonder who the two year old was? He certainly seemed comfy snuggling up with all the actors, maybe he was the child of one of the crew members or something and so was always around them? And yes, that’s what I was thinking of with making it deliberate that he was two years old and they hadn’t had sex in a year. The very first scene is her frazzled and thinking about using a baby leash because it is just so much. They are still in love, sex wouldn’t hurt her (they’ve done it post-birth before), but she’s tired and feels unattractive and there’s just never time for it. Oh! And the first scene also has him asking how long their son will sleep in the bed with them! So, boundaries are hard.

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