Star Cast – Nargis Fakhri, Rajkummar Rao, Bo Derek, Candy Clark, Anneliese van der Pol, Suvinder Vicky, Mariana Paola Vicente, Saru Maini, Robert Palmer Watkins
Director – Namrata Singh Gujral
Music Director – Christopher French
Producers – Shivam Aggarwal, Zeeshan Ahmad, Darshan Aulakh, Jasmine Singh Cooper, Joe Cooper, Nayomi Cooper, Amy Ghosh, Namrata Singh Gujral, Robin Mackenzie, S.R. Miller, Mark Napier, Shiva Sharma, R.Z. Shedlock, Jasjeet Singh
Running Time – 1 hour 30 minutes
5 Weddings Movie Review
An American journalist travels to India for what she thinks will be an easy magazine feature on Bollywood weddings, only to have the assignment interrupted by a cop, who is convinced there is journalistic espionage behind the innocent magazine article. As the coverage of Bollywood weddings unfolds, so does a colorful mosaic of lost loves, transgender tangles and culture clashes along the heartfelt journey of life, symbolized by the universal ups and downs of a wedding celebration. Check our 5 Weddings movie review to understand the movie better.
The attractive leads in the film Raj Kummar Rao and Nargis Fakhri have got nice chemistry but the movie is inorganic and implausible. This Bollywood inflected rom-com has got a little comedy and no romance and love at all. On top of its muddled screenplay, Sujral’s narrative debut features some odd filmmaking choices, particularly in its camerawork and tonal shifts. It has occasionally funny moments, but it offers neither insight into Indian culture nor a compelling central romance.
Unlike Raj Kummar Rao’s other choices, this one isn’t a one that fitted him so well. This movie can be skipped.