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5 Weddings (2018)




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An American journalist travels to India to cover the colorful vibrancy of Indian weddings. Interwoven with the joy and fun of these traditional ceremonies, the film goes beyond the fluff -- to explore the human component of Hijras: a sect of transgender dancers who have been an integral part of Indian weddings for centuries. Conflict arises when our heroine (Fakhri) decides to delve more into the life of a Hijra but her government-designated liaison officer (Rao) is instructed to keep her story censored. As the coverage of Indian 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.

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Nargis Fakhri
as Shania Dhaliwal
Rajkummar Rao
as Officer Harbhajan Singh
Bo Derek
as Mandy Singh Dhaliwal
Candy Clark
as Claudia Burrell
Anneliese van der Pol
as Whitney Simmons
Suvinder Vicky
as SSP Avtar Singh Gill
Dawn Richard
as Lydia Duniyer
Saru Maini
as Bhavna
as Harleen
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Critic Reviews for 5 Weddings

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Inorganic and implausible, this Bollywood-inflected rom-com features little comedy and even less romance.

October 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The chemistry between Nargis and Rajkummar is unconvincing. While easily Rajkummar pulls off his role as a cop who is torn between his love and his work, Nargis doesn't bring much to the table.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The plot writing and the development of the two main characters in the film are weak.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Director Namrata Singh Gujral's Indo-American saga feels like a dated crossover movie of the genre that was being churned out in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film looks like a bright idea on paper but is a rather disjointed effort on execution.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Namrata Singh Gujral's 5 Weddings finds a clever way to weave together rituals with observational comedy...the film is content in its modesty, but it doesn't quite work as an intimate and closely observed drama...

October 26, 2018 | Full Review…

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