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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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A Love Legend

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Also Known As:

Bир и Зара: История любви  »

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

Yash Chopra had approached every music director to score the film, but couldn't find what he thought was the appropriate music for the film. His specific requirement was "old-world music," away from Western influences and having a strong melody line, with acoustic instruments. Madan Mohan's son, Sanjeev Kohli (also the CEO of Yash Raj Films), suggested some of his father's compositions. Out of the hundreds of tunes in Mohan's archives, 35 were tested to see if they would fit the mood of the film and eleven were selected by Aditya Chopra. See more »

Goofs

When Saamiya first asks Veer to talk about his life, her hair fringe is mostly covering the side of her face. In the next shot when Veer looks at her, her hair is tucked neatly to the side. 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

Tum Paas Aa Rahe Ho
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Jagjit Singh
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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A movie with a lot of emotions. Good performances from the main characters. Good entertainment
5 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The main purpose of the cinema is to entertain.Entertainment can mean different things to different people.Normally we expect a lot of emotion in Indian movies.If emotion makes you feel like throwing up, you should not really be watching Indian Hindi movies.If you are really taken with realism, watch a documentary. If you want to get away from the mundane affairs of everyday life watch a Hindi movie.Veer Zaara is a Hindi movie with lots of emotion. The audience identify with the characters and go back to watching it again and again.One must realise that a movie is a hit only when the audience is able to identify themselves with the characters.Questions do come to mind. Like, how did Rani Mukherjee know Veer's name? Maybe Yash Chopra made a mistake. The mistake did not cost him anything because the movie succeeded at the box-office.It might also have taken too long a time to give an explanation.And the movie is already 192 minutes long. A flaw nevertheless, but then you can find faults with just about everything. If you have negative vibes about the person playing the principal character in a movie, you really should not be watching the movie in the first place. SRK has become a living legend.He is a good actor. He has done well as the young squadron leader as well as the ageing prisoner. Twenty two years in jail can age a man beyond his years. Shahrukh was convincing.Preity was her usual bubbly self initially, and then equally convincing.The movie was fast paced.Editing was good. No where did it drag.The songs were excellent.


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