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The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...

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Zaara Hayaat Khan
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Saamiya Siddiqui
Kiron Kher ...
Mariam Hayaat Khan (as Kirron Kher)
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Shabbo
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Jahangir Hayaat Khan
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Zakir Ahmed
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Chaudhary Sumer Singh (Special Appearance)
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Maati (Special Appearance)
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Razaa Shirazi (Special Appearance) (as Manoj Bajpai)
Zohra Segal ...
Bebe (as Zohra Sehgal)
S.M. Zaheer
Tom Alter
Akhilendra Mishra ...
Jailor
Arun Bali
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Storyline

Veer Pratap Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) is an officer and pilot in the Indian Air Force who one day meets a beautiful Pakistani heiress, Zaara Hayaat Khan (Preity Zinta), as she travels to a small Indian village to scatter the ashes of one of her family's loyal servants. Veer has family in the village, and while most Indians show no affection for Pakistanis, his aunt and uncle are willing to take Zaara in for the night. It isn't long before Veer finds himself falling for her; however, Veer learns that Zaara is engaged to another man, Raza (Manoj Bajpai), a cruel and humorless Pakistani. A friend of Zaara contacts Veer and tells him that Zaara wants out of her engagement and has strong feelings for him, but when he comes to her rescue, matters take a turn for the worse and Veer winds up in jail. Twenty years later, Veer is still behind bars, and finds that his case is being given a new trial, but while he has a new chance at freedom, he discovers his lawyer will be going up against a state ... Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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pakistan | love | stranded | rescue | prison | See more »

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A Love Legend

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Veer Zaara  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£484,993 (UK) (12 November 2004)

Gross:

$2,921,738 (USA) (14 January 2005)
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Trivia

The prison scenes were all shot in one day. Shah Rukh Khan had to wear a wig to portray the aged Veer in those scenes. See more »

Goofs

In the Qawwali scene when Veer comes back, we see Zaara and Shabbo turning around to see him. Then when the camera comes back on them, we can see Shabbo turning around again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: One early morning / Lifting the dark blanket of the night / From its pillow of mountain peak / The sun lifted its head / And saw... / The valley's heart is filled with the season of love / And the branches of memories have sprouted / Innumerable blossoms of moments past / That begin to scent the air. / Unspoken, unheard yearnings / Half asleep, half awake / Look out sleepily at life / As it flows in wave upon wave / Every moment new, but also the same / Yes, this life! / Which ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits also show how Veer and Zaara spend their lives in Veer's home village, including Veer playing cricket with teenagers, discussing about progress of the village and erecting two statues of Chaudhary Sumer Singh and Maati. See more »

Connections

Referenced in ER: Status Quo (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Hum To Bhai Jaise Hain
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Love at its grandest.
1 April 2005 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

Veer Zaara is a story of epic proportions which shows the deepest insight into the understanding of love as it applies to the human experience. Terrors, along with joys, test the bonds of two lovers of different faiths, different nationalities, but similar feelings. These feelings reflect upon the plot so brilliantly, making this movie Shah Rukh Khan's second best performance, following behind Kal Ho Naa Ho. The Late Madan Mohan has composed brilliant songs which shed light on the journeys of the two star crossed lovers, highlighting both comical and tragic moments in this classic saga. As for Veer Zaara's influence on the public, a motif of unity, an archetype of love in the hero's garden is shared with the two nations, creating a bond forged in steel. This is something Shakespeare should have seen.


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