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01-22-2010, 06:37 PM #1
Movie Review : Veer 
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 at 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.
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. Colossal disappointment!
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. Now that looks fake!
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, but why repeat one song ['Surili Ankhiyon Wali'] again and again? 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, but even his hardcore fans will be disappointed by this movie. 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], but given its exorbitant costs and poor merits, VEER will face an uphill task to recover its costs. This one's a monumental disappointment!
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01-23-2010, 08:10 AM #5
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where veer movie go anybody know. i watch all ready half some one remove from furom
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01-23-2010, 11:19 AM #7
**** the critic's they given kaarzz nad mangal pandey 4/5 idiots they need training classes, public (aam janta) loving it VEER rocks [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHUTN3_zsnc]YouTube - Salman's VEER is SUPERHIT - See public reaction[/ame]
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01-23-2010, 11:35 AM #8
Salman Khan hits out at 'Veer' critics
Salman Khan has told filmgoers to ignore the critics that have slammed Veer.
The actor said that audiences are better judges of films and promised that the movie would not disappoint them.
"I tell you critics are paid and they can't be a better judge than an audience. So, please go and watch it," Real Bollywood quotes Khan as saying.
"I boycott critics and request you not to go by the reviews and they are just good for nothing. I promise - Veer won’t disappoint you."
Veer, which was also written and directed by Khan, is released on Friday.
01-23-2010, 01:23 PM #9
didnt lyk veer
Once I was called the Best,
now you can also be called the Best in ur category.
so what u waiting 4! make urself capable of being called best....
DR AWARDS COMING SOON
01-23-2010, 07:18 PM #10
salman was good. but story was pathetic. and thts why reviewers gave 1.5 to the story.
01-23-2010, 07:35 PM #11
dont really care if its a flop or not im going to see salu.
01-27-2010, 10:58 PM #12
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i wqill give it 5 stars its good movie thanx salman for nice movie
01-27-2010, 10:59 PM #13
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Veer Records Huge Collections On Republic Day Holiday
Wednesday 27th January 2010 10.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Veer recorded huge collections on Tuesday which was Republic Day holiday. The film grossed around 6.25 crore nett as per early estimates which takes it five day business to nearly 29 crore nett. The collections on Tuesday are the second highest ever for a Tuesday after Three Idiots but is must be noted that Veer did the business on a major holiday.
The film has benefited hugely from Republic Day holiday as the collections are double of what they would have been if it was a normal day.
The film is now heading for a 33 crore nett plus total and a distributor share of over 20 crore. Normally films post large drops after a big holiday so if Veer can stay around its Monday range on Wednesday and Thursday that will a good sign for its second weekend.
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wow thanks raj
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02-13-2010, 05:37 PM #16
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Veer -2009-india -mithun -salman -shroff-dir-anil sharma -4/10
VEER -2009-INDIA -MITHUN -SALMAN -SHROFF-DIR-ANIL SHARMA -4/10
Review By: Dr Usman Khawaja
The valour and veracity of cinema does not lie in the vast scale of it's production design but rather in a simple quotient called the vision of the maker ,as veer rolls off you experience visions of grandeur which remind you of the best of Bollywood like, Sholay and Aan, and you start dreading the oncoming debacle as you dubiously do not expect Anil Sharma to have even a fraction of the genius that was imbued upon Mehboob Khan or Ramesh Sippy, talents who equalled their Hollywood and global counterparts and even superseded them ,and that is exactly the problem that haunts Veer with its misdirection.
The clichéd plot from 1875 involves the noble struggle of a Pindari tribe for freedom from the clutches of the evil colonial British Empire, who indulge in divide and rule and here we see the conflict between two Rajputana tribes, Pindaris with their home-grown traditional patriotic values and Madavgarh as the treacherous traitors who have allied with the British Empire.
The majestic Mithun enters as the Pindari chief and he looks and acts every inch the warrior and stalwart he plays, while Salman khan is Veer and equally convincing as his cherished son who is something of a superlative warrior and honourable soldier, except that they look more like brothers as middle aged men rather than as father and son, but one can accept that as the plot evolves and veer is smuggled to Victorian London to learn the ruses of the British diplomacy with his younger brother-mini VEER–Sohail Khan-both in talent and stature ,and they start to sermonise and create havoc in the Victorian circles, which involves harassing English ladies eating "cone "ice creams and romancing the princess of Madavgarh, played by the quite pretty newcomer Zarine Khan, although she can not act or dance for her life but her face and figure are appealing.
Soon their secret is out and the London trip ends in a disaster, as the Pindaris are discovered for what they are by the Madavs, but meanwhile veer has sung and danced to two good songs in Somerset House with the founts playing that were just installed two years ago, and the Hermitage rooms are the setting for another song, which only were initiated a decade ago.
Still the movie is more authentic and engaging than the misery and blunders of Jodha Akbar and Mangal pandey, as Salman Khan manages to hold it with Mithun even for sometime post-interval and I found it engaging with ravishing production values, subtle colours and stunning costumes and choreography, barring some hilarious animation of Victorian London centred around Thames which looks straight out of a Pixar movie made for kids or adults on drugs.
But than Anil Sharma like a retarded miscreant starts to sabotage his own massala venture by indulging in the silly antics borrowed from his atrociously bad effrontery called GADAR, and you start getting nauseous and dizzy, while the poor actors start enacting scenes from Troy and Gladiator ,with some really over wrought stunts with skinhead wrestlers and British villains openly abusing Rajputs on their face in a feat of vulgarity, that will make your eyes bulge in wonder, it is a shame as with a little subtlety and restraint this could have been a quality production.
But as it stands leaving aside veritable performances from Mithun and Salman, four good songs penned by the genius of Gulzar and composed harmoniously and choreographed extremely well, alongside some great camera work, Veer is a rather vapid vessel which makes more noise than it delivers anything usefully entertaining, despite having the best musical soundtrack since Mani Ratnams equally flawed Guru.
As for the dialogues some are wisely penned and look like the brainchild of Gulzar, while others are totally delinquent like the of repeated Salman line where he claims to take out 5 kilograms of human flesh from his opponents body like he is shylock or a zombie, and Sharma actually was vulgar enough to show him doing so in one scene too, where he kills another Indian by eviscerating his liver and than brags about the fact that it will measure exactly 5 kilograms, I wish mister Sharma had an IQ =5, But that is hoping and expecting for a lot in the tedium of Bollywood today.
It can be watched once which is rather a blessing as I keep walking out of most Bollywood epics, but the idea of experiencing it again is like a nightmare in zombie land and the blame is squarely directed to Mr-Anil Sharma, who is a poor technician and a blot on Bollywood, but that applies to all mainstream directors today, as the last major movie of true merit and artistic elements was Fashion.
I am delighted ANTAHEEN AND FASHION have swept the prestigious silver Lotus awards clean within all the categories and well done Bhandarkar and Bollywood, as Fashion is a venture that can compare and compete with any global product in contention.
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02-15-2010, 09:26 PM #17
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Veer is an awesome movie and I loved it. Salman is the king of bollywood, these critics know nothing about cinema.
salman veer rocks
04-13-2010, 05:20 PM #18
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Salman Khan is good Actor.My favorite Movie of Salman Khan is Wanted