From the misty pages of history comes a story of extreme valor, fierce pride and poignant love. Veer is set in a backdrop of colonial India and the story penned by Salman Khan himself, is about a Rajputana tribe known as the Pindharis who are exceptional warriors. Veer movie review…
As the British enslave India with their devious Divide and Rule policy, kings and nawabs fall to their guile and cunning and entrust their precious kingdoms to the foreigners.
Except for the brave Pindaris, who prefer death to dishonour and will fight to their last breath to save their land… their mother.
There is also the king of Madhavgarh (Jackie Shroff), who deceives the innocent Pindharis just to please the British, but in the process lost his arm. Prithvi Singh (Mithun Chakroborty) is the proud head of the Pindaris. He has vowed to avenge the deception that cost his tribe – their land and their reputation, forcing them to be on the run forever.
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 as well his own jealous tribesmen. Veer has Punya (Sohail Khan) with him who is loyal to the core. He will follow his elder brother Veer to the ends of the earth if need be. He loves to flirt, but he loves to fight even more.
Thirsting for revenge Raja of Madhavgarh has sworn to hunt the Pindaris down, little realizing that his daughter is in love with the bravest of them all.
Veer is head over heels in love with Princess Yashodhara (Zarine Khan). She must now make a solemn vow to destroy Madhavgarh’s deadliest enemy – who happens to be none other than her love – Veer!
Cannons roar, swords clash in fierce battle, the dead pile up… And when the dust settles down on the blood soaked land… one valiant warrior stands head and shoulders above them all – Veer who courageously battles the wicked king and the British and sows the seeds of the Indian independence movement.
This magnum opus has other fine artists like Bharat Dabholkar who is the strong Chaman with a childish mind and loves Prithvi and his family very much. Magan (Ashok Samnarth) is the only person with whom Prithvi shares his life and thoughts. He treats Veer and Punya like is own sons. Magan is more intelligent who understands the British.
Then there is also Nanku (Vinay Apte), a very emotional and brave Pindari. He is the only person after Prithvi whose sons are also participating in the war.
Neena Gupta is Mangla – Prithvi Singh’s wife and mother of two brave Pindaris – Veer and Punya. Mangla herself is in her early fifties, very beautiful, brave and staright forward.
Lisa Lazarus – the well cultured and cheerful British girl who has come to India to explore its beauty and to learn about its culture and tradition, Puru Rajkumar as Kunwar Gajendra Singh the stylish Prince of Madhavgarh, the beautiful girl Gita Soto as Poonam (Lisa’s cousin) are notable.
Salman has disappointed after his blockbuster Wanted as very little of this story penned by him, makes any sense in Veer.
Having a running time of two and a half hours, Veer the film just goes on and on with endless battles and blood all around. Veer has many over the top moments
Cast of Veer:
Salman Khan – Veer
Zarine Khan – Princess Yashodhara
Mithun Chakraborty – Prithvi Singh
Jackie Shroff – Raja of Madhavgarh
Neena Gupta – Mangla
Sohail Khan – Punya
Bharat Dabholkar – Chaman
Shahbaaz Khan – Naunihaal
Rajesh Vivek – The oldest Pindari
Yogesh Suri – Gajdhar
Ashok Samarth – Magan
Vinay Apte – Nanku
Lisa Lazarus – Lisa (Angelina)
Tim Laurence – Frazer
William Chubb – Steve
Gita Soto – Poonam
Puru Rajkumar – Kunwar Gajendra Singh
Roy Brongsheet – Rhino
Surinder Singh – Narsingh
Credits & Crew of Veer:
Presented by Eros International
Production – Vijay Galani Moviez
Producer – Vijay Galani
Director – Anil Sharma
Story – Salman Khan
Dialogues & Screenplay -= Shaktimaan Talwar, Shailesh Verma
Research – Krishna Raghav
Music – Sajid Wajid
Lyrics – Gulzar
Art Director – Sanjay Dhabade
Choreographer – Rekha and Cheeni Prakash, Lollypop
Cinematographer – Gopal Shah
Action – Tinu Verma
Costume Designer – Anna Singh
Publicity Design – Himanshu & Rahul Nanda
Associate Producer – Pratik Galani
Editor – Ashfaque Makeani
Background Score – Monty Sharma
Sound Engineer – Jitendra Choudhary
Mixing Engineer – Kuldeep Sood
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