Kareena Kapoor Khan has made her much-awaited comeback on the silver screen post her pregnancy break and how! Veere Di Wedding that also stars Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania, has broken the proverbial glass ceiling in many ways than one, and raked in Rs 10.70 crore on Day 1, this Friday, pushing it to become the third highest opener of 2018. It’s the third highest opening movie of this year, after Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat and Tiger Shroff’s Baaghi 2. Considering that this film is headlined by four women, without the backing of a male star, it’s a stupendous feat. The movie that opened to 2177 theatre screens in India this year, and about 470 screens overseas, has registered an occupancy of 33 percent in the morning shows, which is a positive sign.
Senior film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to his Twitter account to share the news. He wrote, “#VeereDiWedding has a WINNING START on Day 1… Makes its way into the TOP 5 OPENERS of 2018… Expected to build up a SOLID TOTAL over the weekend… Fri ₹ 10.70 cr. India biz.” Not just in domestic markets, but also at the overseas markets, the film has opened to a phenomenal start. Adarsh further said, “The general feeling is, cuss words and adult themed Indian movies *DON’T* work Overseas… #VeereDiWedding has shattered the myth… The film breezes into the TOP 10 charts of Australia, UK and New Zealand and this is no small achievement… Data follows… @Rentrak.”
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According to one of the reviews, “The best part of Director’s Shashanka Ghosh’s ‘Veere Di Wedding’ is the vibe that these veeres share and their conversational chemistry. They are like any four millennial girls who live their life carefree.” The makers also decided to not call it a chick flick. Speaking about the same, Sonam, during one of her interviews said, “There is nothing in it being a chick flick but chick flick is a label in which all the films with women leads have been put into. We don’t have genres when it comes to women. But when it comes to men, there are action films, action-comedy and many others. But with women in a film, every film is just a chick flick, whether its a romantic comedy, a dramedy or anything else. We don’t want to be labelled, It’s a film for women and men both. That’s what my sister has said, that she is not making a film for chicks which is anyways a derogatory term for women.”