5 Weddings movie review: Clever way to weave rituals with observation in the film!
5 Weddings Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Nargis Fakhri, Bo Derek Director: Namrata Singh Gujral Rating: 3/5 stars (***)
Despite lurking chemistry between its attractive leads, the culture clash comedy has some strong bits, but there is little here that feels novel or particularly insightful. The movie stars Rajkummar Rao as Harbhajan, a Chandigarh police inspector saddled with ensuring that visiting American journalist Shania (Nargis Fakhri) doesn’t get up to any trouble. The movie finds a clever way to weave together rituals with observational comedy.
The relationship between Shania and Harbhajan always struggles to be convincing, and without the requite sparks, doesn’t give Shania’s journey the emotional undertow it deserves. As culturally challenged as Shania is, Harbhajan is equally sarcastic and dismissive of her stereotyped view of India. There is only so much Rao can do when working with such a jaded script and an uninspiring co-star, the film is content in its modesty,
Written by Denise Cruz-Castino, Andy Glickman and director Namrata Singh Gujral, the script for “5 Weddings”, has occasionally funny moments, but it offers somewhat insight into Indian culture not a compelling central romance.Overall the film has equally engage audience to the content and Rajkummar Rao has equally justified his character as Harbhajan in the film, however somewhere Nargis Fakhri as Shania was not able to hold the character. The director has cleverly weave the rituals of the Indian wedding with the observation.