5 Weddings Movie Review

5 Weddings: Indian weddings complete with singing and dancing of hijras

An American publication sends its Indo-American journalist on an assignment to India. The journo is tasked with writing an interesting feature on Indian weddings. 5 Weddings is an American based movie based on an India theme. Nargis Fakhri is playing the journo Shania Dhaliwal and in the supporting cast, there are Rajkummar Rao, Bo Derek and Candy Clark.


Shania Dhaliwal is in India to write a feature on Indian weddings. And she often needs help of apolice officer Harbhajan Singh (Rajkummar Rao) in her job. She has to travel a lot, meet people and attend weddings to get a first-hand account of wedding ceremonies in India. She writes extensively on the lavish spending on wedding dresses, venues, decoration and food and also on the unwanted guests, hijras. The story takes a serious turn when she decides to highlight the plight of the transgender community.

Highlights of the movie:

  • Dialogues in English-Hindi accent
  • Extensive coverage of weddings, rituals and cultures
  • Role of hijras in highlighted with a comic flavor

Rajkummar Rao and Nargis Fakhri 

Rajkummar Rao is a distinguished actor that can wear any hat. This time, he’s playing a serious cop and also a lover boy of Nargis Fakhri. She isn’t new to Hindi movies but she doesn’t have any distinction of working in Hindi films. In 5 Weddings, Nargis Fakhri is clearly benefitted by the presence of Rajkummar Rao.

5 Weddings First Look & Poster 

5 weddings movie review

The poster has Nargis Fakhri sitting on a large window found in castles. Police officer Rajkummar Rao is standing beside her and there is a monument seen in the backdrop. Blue sky, greenery and people dancing give the poster look of a wedding venue.

Why watch the movie? 

The story of the film and the presence of notable Indian and American actors would certainly attract movie buffs to multiplexes.


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