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Veer drives home a few hard facts...

* No amount of gloss can substitute for an engaging story.

* Not all directors are capable of pulling off a period film.

* No star - howsoever strong his rankings are - can infuse life in a comatose script.


Everyone's awaiting Veer with bated breath. The film industry will get another breather if Veer goes the 3 Idiots way the box-office. The junta will have one more fascinating genre to look forward to, if Veer appeals to them. But your hopes go crashing as reel after reel of Veer unfurl.

Salman Khan [who has been credited as the story writer of Veer] takes Taras Bulba, adds Gladiator, Conan The Barbarian, Troy, Titanic and even Kranti [the end is a straight lift of Manoj Kumar's Dilip Kumar starrer] and comes up with this khichdi which gets unpalatable after a point. Veer is about a warrior and at the same time, it's a love story too. Sadly, neither does it evoke any patriotism, nor does the love story make your heart go dhak-dhak.

The writing [screenplay: Shaktimaan Talwar, Shailesh Verma] is so fragile that one is mentally exhausted by the time this marathon movie finally reaches its finale. Of course, Salman's star power tries hard to salvage the situation, but window dressing doesn't help if the store has nothing to offer. Final word? You have to be a Veer to sit through Veer.

As the British enslave India with their devious Divide and Rule policy, kings and nawabs fall to their guile and cunning schemes and entrust their precious kingdom to the foreigners. Except for the brave Pindaris, who prefer death to dishonour and will fight to their last breath to save their land.

The bravest, the toughest, the strongest of the Pindaris is Veer [Salman Khan]. As Veer takes on the might of the British Empire, he also has to fight the conniving King of Madavgarh [Jackie Shroff] as well his own jealous tribesmen. At stake is his love for princess Yashodhara [Zarine Khan], daughter of his sworn enemy. At stake is his thirst to avenge his father's dishonour.

Veer has it all - great stars, opulent and majestic sets, adrenaline pumping action scenes, but no soul [read script]. The movie begins with a bang, but the moment the story shifts to London, it crashes!

Frankly, it's a screenplay of convenience. Salman meets the woman of his dreams within minutes of reaching London and that looks so unreal. You try to digest it and move on to the next scene and lo! The damsel studies in the same college that our hero has enrolled in.

The sequence at the interval is interesting, although it remains a mystery how Puru Raaj Kumar gets to know of Salman's identity. At this point, Salman becomes a killing machine, slaughters more than a dozen people in the hostel campus [including a few gora soldiers] and conveniently escapes from London with a badly injured brother [played by Sohail]. Now that is taking it too far.

The second hour goes on and on and on, emphasising on unfulfilled promises, seething anger and revenge, love and freedom and frankly, you are least bothered by now. In fact, you lose interest in the proceedings. Period. The climax is so long drawn and more of an anti-climax, while the ending is bizarre and unintentionally funny.

Director Anil Sharma fails to deliver. That's the bitter truth. The project had everything going in its favour, but alas, Sharma and his writers make a complete mess of the story. Sajid-Wajid's music is melodious, The background score [Monty] is top notch. Gopal Shah's cinematography is splendid. Tinu Verma's action scenes are dynamic and in fact, the saving grace of Veer. The production design [art: Sanjay Dhabade] give an authentic feel of the bygone era.

Veer rides on Salman's star power. Zarine Khan resembles Katrina Kaif, but wears one expression all through. Mithun is okay, while Jackie does his bit well. Sohail Khan irritates. Puru Raaj Kumar and Aryan Vaid get no scope. Neena Gupta is as usual. The English actors are stereotype.

On the whole, Veer proves the age-old adage true: All that glitters is not gold. The film may open very well at single screens thanks to Salman's popularity and the hype surrounding the film and may also enjoy a healthy extended weekend [Tuesday, 26th January is a holiday], Veer will Rule the Box Office...
He Rocks... He Rules... Let his Critics Say Anything... He is always on Top!
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53 responses to "Veer Movie Review"

  1. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Superb Movie
    Gr8 To watch salman in action once again......

     
  2. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    awosome movie
    i am going to watch movie again

     
  3. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    movie is awosome
    start promoting the film again because critic apki film ki burae kar rahe hai jo bilkul galat hai

     
  4. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:34 PM

    good movie, rocking performance,,, ................. u rock sir,...
    all d best.........

     
  5. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Sir g mubarak ho.again a rocking pergormance by salman khan after wanted. this reallys proof that he is the real maco man of this bollywood

     
  6. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    movie is superb
    story is mindblowing
    critics toh ek no. k kuttay kamenay hai .

     
  7. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    I have one request to u dat ..plz dont drink alchole and dont smoke...

     
  8. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    it is a ossam movie i luv salman he looks very hot in this movie

     
  9. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    salaam....salman d movie is a hit 4 sure watch 2 shows 2day one all alone so dat no 1 irritates me wd deir talks watchn d film, 2nd wd frnds n 3rd i wil go at night wimmy family...d first film wch i had watchd 3 tyms in my lyf on d sme day n in theatre...luv u salman..u make me go mad behind u aftr watchn u...frankly speaking u luk very hot wn u get angry n wn u get angry my luv 4 u increases more n so wht hapnd while watch veer n ur anger made me crazy behind u... luv u mmmuaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh a kiss from me 2u.. allahafiz

     
  10. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    kutte bhokte kyu hai?? unko aadat hoti hai bhokne ki...arey critics kutte hai unko aadat hai bhoke ki...kutte ke bhokne se hume kuch farq padta hai nahi na? to fir critics ko kutta samjho aur unke bhokne se hume kuch farq nahi padega...east or west, salman is d best
    allahafiz

     
  11. Anonymous On January 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM

    SALMAN BHAI IS THE REAL KING OF ACTING.
    HE ROCKS ALL HEARTS.
    HE IS THE BEST.

     
  12. Abhitesh Ranjan On January 22, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    This is one of the finest movie of bollywood and surely going to break many box office records. The whole viewers were cheering after watching it. I dont know who the hell has written this non-sense review. Dont believe in this stupid review and do watch the movie. Salman is outstanding and story is awesome. The movie is mindblowing with message of patriotism and love. So, dont wait and go for it as many times as you can because you will love doing so. :) regards: abhitesh ranjan

     
  13. Anonymous On January 23, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    dont believe on negative critic about veer.
    this is a awesome movie
    it will be one of the top 3 movies of all time

     
  14. Anonymous On January 23, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    ITS A MAST MOVIE. DONT BELIVE THE CRITICS. THEY R PAID. I WILL PAY U BACK IF YOU DIDNT HAVE A ROCKING TIME WATCHING. RELEASE YOURSELF TO THE THEATRE AND ENJOY EVERYBIT. WATCH IT WITH OPEN HEART AND U WILL UNKNOWINGLY START CLAPPING AND WHISLING. DONT WE SPEND FOR THAT?
    EVERYBODY IN THE THEATRE ENJOYED IT. CLAPPING, WHISTLING ETC. ITS HOUSEFULL HERE AND LIKE SOME FESTIVAL GOING ON! SALMAN ROCKED.

     
  15. Anonymous On January 23, 2010 at 3:17 PM

    maine too abi movie dekhi nahi hai lekin mai bahoot excited hoon anil sharma ne audience
    ke sath film dekhi hai unka jo response tha ek dum rocking hai sab ko phudd dia sallu bhai ne
    jiyooooo bhai mai majboor hoon film nahi dekh sakta kyuki mai saudia arabia mai hoon yaha cinema hall nahi hai lekin meri best wishes sallu bhai ke sath hai humy kisi ki baat ko
    nahi manna chahiye khud ja kar dekhe all d best sallu bhai

     
  16. Afzal "Making his own way" On January 23, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    it is one of the most awesome period movie that we have ever seen and we like to give a suggestion to all the people to watch this movies again and again
    raj khan
    salman khan

     
  17. Anonymous On January 23, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    a nice movie by salman khan...

     
  18. RUMI On January 24, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Loved it Bhai....:D....but i ws in tears when u were dying....i was shouting cheap comments Like *bhai mai duwa kartiu aap ku kuch nahi hota* in a multiplex :D.....Love to Hoot for U !!! Lovely...n yea Saale Angrez Log....!! :* :* *hugs*

     
  19. Faizan Ather On January 24, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    very good movie ...

     
  20. Anonymous On January 24, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    A request for your health : Quit smoking & Drinking !
    @ Movie : going to watch tomorrow
    @ Critics : Fcuk them !

     
  21. Anonymous On January 24, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    its really amazing, i loved this movie very much.salman is fabulous his acting and all his cosatars are mindblowing.
    blockbuster bhai

     
  22. Abhitesh Ranjan On January 24, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    What a great movie it is !! A perfect larger-than-life epic love story. The movie holds the rythm of your breath till the end. A beautiful love story of a man of his words. The movie doesn't merely teach you history only, it teaches you lessons of faith, devotion, dedication, honesty, patriotism, integrity and LOVE. A must watch movie for all types of viewers. Do watch the movie and dont listen to critics because probably they have been paid for giving negative reviews about veer.
    And it seems that critics have forgotten that real critics are not those who review a movie to please thier pretty needs but they are those viewers who go to watch movie. So just fu*k them off.
    SALMAN KHAN TRULY DESERVES ALL THE CREDIT FOR MAKING SUCH A BRILLIANT MOVIE. NOW, AFTER VEER MY EXPECTATION HAS ALSO TOUCHED A NEW HIGH AND I AM WAITING FOR ANOTHER SUCH MOVIE FROM HIM. WHO KNOWS, HIS NEXT PROJECT MAY BE ON THE GREATEST "CHANDRAGUPT MAURYA" !! GO SALMAN GO....!!

     
  23. siya On January 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    My .............My...........veer is an absolute swthrt movie


    just luved salman in action...GODDDDDDDDDDD he's handsum......

    may u get many more hits like dis.......

    and u create history again and again

    still in the "VEER" vibe

    u proved it

    "AKHIR SALMAN MEIN HI HAI DUM"

     
  24. Anonymous On January 27, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Loved this movie. Excellent......

     
  25. Anonymous On January 27, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    THE ONLY MAN PULLING IT TOGETHER WAS MITHUN. I rest my case. It was a hell watching it. I will always be a Salman fan.

     
  26. salman handsome On January 27, 2010 at 9:04 PM

    salman ne kat dali gardan.............firangiyo ki aurr critiocs..........ki.........
    he just rockssssssssss

     
  27. Anonymous On January 27, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    salman khan rocks in Veer ,
    HE is the Jaan of the film,
    Go watch it ,*****

     
  28. Ameya On January 29, 2010 at 3:30 AM

    Well done. The story unfortunately is clearly bogus. But you have done a great job as an actor!

     
  29. Anonymous On January 29, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    awesome movie i loved it

     
  30. Anonymous On January 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    love the movie 'VEER' going to watch again

     
  31. Ashin On January 30, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    The movie is awesome there were lots of scenes in it , when the audiance started clapping , the heroine looks so goregeous,Nice songs too , sureeli akhiyo waali.. The scenes when everyone clapped was these " when salman comes to rescue his brother " , "when salman comes to fight with a huge guy , when nobody else were not ready " , " when princess calls him in his true name as ' veer ' infront of her father who is veer's enemy at the rite time when he was gonna get killed " , " when salman holds the sword of his enemy when he tries to kill his own daughter for loving veer" and many more , the film had almost everything , action , family effection , romantic scenes , sohail's comedy.. its not at all like just a masala movie which is only released nowadays , after a long time got to see a film which has atleast some story .. It had really good songs too.. The princess is so so beautiful.... Whatever the critics say , salman deserves the best... Salman bhiyaa.. will it be possible to meet u before i die :(

     
  32. Zaheer On January 31, 2010 at 1:36 AM

    Hey...salman vhai..i m a very big fan..of u...since my..born..whn ever i can hv 2 abl 2 sing a song i sang..'dil diwana' frm..M.P. Kiya.. Since den m goin wit ur movie...so it is unbearabl for me..whnever some1 say bad about u..dont listen 2 critics..f*ck dem off! Veer is awasome...it has d story,acting,dialouge..sab kuch he isme..it is super duper hit..zarine also lookin gorgious..in front of our handsome khan..kash apse mil pate! I m frm guwahati..newy al d bst 2 ur nxt movie..integar rahega..helo critics logo..tumhe to kya kahu..shabd hi nahi he!

     
  33. Anonymous On January 31, 2010 at 2:20 PM

    i saw the movie few days back and since then the only thing on my mind is VEER ....even my mom sings its songs....esp sureeli akhioan wale....and the whole concept is brilliant....and if anyone critisizes the movie then they dnt have a gud taste of wat a historic movie should be like ....
    all the best for ur future!!!

     
  34. Anonymous On January 31, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    i saw the movie....i am salman fan right from days of "maine pyar kiya" to 'wanted".. but Veer is disappointing :(
    it is not realistic....
    humour added where not required...
    songs also ok ok...
    script not at all good..... sorry sallu miyaaa....
    all in all :::disappointing
    hope u give a good performance in next movie

     
  35. Anonymous On January 31, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    Salman is at his best in Veer. He is like Dharmendra from Dharam-Veer. Actions, Dialogues, Songs, Cinematography, background score are top-class. However, some scenes and dialogues are bit cheesy even though they are patriotic. Mithun da is also the best in his role. I wish Purru RajKumarr had some more screen time...A hit for me.

     
  36. Anonymous On January 31, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Awesome movie.....I dont know why people take it differetly.....this movie is fanatastic.Im feeling to go watch this movie again and again....Sallu tussi great ho.....!!!!!

     
  37. mukesh On February 4, 2010 at 3:35 PM

    hey man veer is hit let me answer the question of critics which they have given in their review 1).how does puru rajkumar come to know about salman is a pindari ans;- i think they dont watch movie they give their remarks by hering some one if u watch movie salman returns the half part of the brochh to zarine and that her brother sees it in her hand and if u remember the sence after the four sticks puru raj kumar saying "ek jangalli ne aapko brooch ka aadha tukda kya de diya aapp samjhthi hian ki saare janglee acche hoote hain" this dialouge shows that he know that the broch is with some pindari and when he saw's the another half in his sister hand he goot to know 2) question salman easscape from london with his badly injured brother man i think realy didnt wathced the movie in that scence not only salman but also sohail fight's with soldiers and man consider even if he is injured man at that time you have to travel with boats or horse and many thing but u didnt have trainsor direct fright at that time so it may take 3-4 month to reach to india cause at that time u have to travel by ship through london to india man ur wathcing a period movie so think like that this is for all salman fans man plese dont go on critics the movie is hit great movie go and watch

     
  38. somanath On February 5, 2010 at 1:41 AM

    my self somanath pattnaik
    i am u r big fan bro
    u rock men and u r acting so good
    and film is superb

     
  39. NIKHIL On February 5, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    i m speech less after seeing veer. salmam looks teen ager in dis film. and ur acting in dis movie is as usual fabulous.

     
  40. abhay On February 7, 2010 at 3:42 PM

    hey u dirty folks.....
    SALMAN really rocks.....
    leave out all the rest and f*ck them.....
    coz' SAlMAN is BIG BROTHER of them.....

    sir if u liked it then plz.....
    mail me on aabhay1992@gmail.com.....

     
  41. sarfaraj On February 7, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    it was nice movie, i would like to watch it again, but don't Y critics made bad review of it. bahi, your acting was best, & zarine looked beautiful. specially the london scene & the sayamvar

     
  42. G1 On February 8, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    nice one salman. your screen presence matches rajni's (read this as a 30 year old tamil film patron).

     
  43. meryna On February 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    vEER IS A ROCKING MOVIE...........YOU ARE TOO GOOD SALMAN..........I WISH YOUR EVERY MOVIE BECOMES HIT............YOUR ENTRY......YOUR DANCE AND YOUR FOGHT SCENE IN THIS FILM IS SUPERB...........YIU HAD PROVED THAT YOU ARE A MULTITALENTED PERSON.......YOUR WRITING SKILL IS VERY NICE...............I LOVE U MORE THAN ANYONE IN THIS WORLD ........U R EVERYTHING FOR ME..............PLZ MARRY WITH ME SALMAN...............THIS IS MY ONLY WISH IN MY LIFE..................BE ALWAYS HAPPY BECOZ YOUR SMILE MAKE ME ALIVE..............

     
  44. Anonymous On February 17, 2010 at 12:54 AM

    Salman,

    P am Parag Gupta and
    am a big fan of yours since maine pyaar kiya and in fact was the only guy at that time to have my whole room full of your posters ( poster mag time) and since then loved you, but Alas please choose your films wisely ad professionally, its good to try and please the masses, but, even a die hard fan of your was not enticed to see Veer after seeing the promos, I think you can do better than this, and why have "sajid Wajid " score the music of all your films. Please do something nice in the league of 3 idiots and MNIK and make fans like me proud again

     
  45. M. On February 19, 2010 at 4:02 AM

    Slmz

    I preferred "Veer" by faaaaaar over MNIK, as it has much more substance, if far more consistent, and of course, SALMAN KHAN! i think that the industry has alot to learn from Salman and i have even more respect for him after having seen Veer. I know that this is his labour of love - and i can easily understand why!

    You just continue being you, SALMAN! you've been my absolute faaaaaaaaaaaaaavourite, from Maine Pyar Kiya, through your Chamakte Sitare Concert in cape town on the 02nd October 1988/9, right up to Veer - and you have yet to disappoint me. you just keep being you - and that WILL be enough!

    Thanks

    Madame M.

     
  46. Anonymous On February 27, 2010 at 12:45 AM

    watever ppl say bhai i loved it its very nicely done and hat off to the idea. u rock and thats y the world love u.

    chao
    Sunny Mohammad
    Cellular Company Inc.
    New York
    sunny@cellularcompany.us

     
  47. Sara On March 11, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    Hi Salman You always look very handsome.
    And the movie "veer" is good too.
    You are like bollywood's Brad Pitt.
    wish you the Best Buddy.

     
  48. Anonymous On March 11, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    salman it was grate to see u in action again....
    your pair with zarine khan was awesome....
    plz do some more films with zarine khan......
    veer is a totally hit movie......
    love you salman bhai......

     
  49. Anonymous On March 15, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    i love u jaan

     
  50. Anonymous On March 24, 2010 at 8:43 PM

    nice movie but alot more to do

     
  51. Saman On April 2, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    im a BIG fan of Salman....n obviously watch each n every movie that he works in...residing on the other side of the border we usually dunt get to see the movie son bog screen but nevertheless Saloo's mvies are a mustttt watch...im not only a big fan of Salman as an actor..but as a humanitarian also ..: ) being human is a grt effort and I wish Salman best of luck for his future endeavors...now coming to VEER...well VEER is an amazing movie..loved it and the best part about VEER was that it truly and precisely depicted Salman's personality...soft at heart,loving,funny yet fearless and one who wud raise his voice for what he believes in...jst loved the whoel package!

     
  52. fatsybaiby On April 9, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    nice true comments. Salman is a star. still love to watch Veer soon. cant reach it u know.

     
  53. Anonymous On June 18, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    I WOULD JUST WANT TO SAY
    THAT IS WHAT I CALL A REAL PERFORMANCE...


    sUPPERB STYLE N MOVIE...SALMAN BHAI.

     
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