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Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Veer Pratap Singh / Mahendra Pratap Singh
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Raja Gyanendra Singh
Mithun Chakraborty ...
Prithvi Singh
Zarine Khan ...
Yuvraji Yashodhara
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Poonam 'Punya' Singh
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Dancer (as Laura Michelle Cleary)
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Amit
William Chubb ...
Steve
Bharat Dabholkar ...
Chaman
Shahbaaz Khan ...
Naunihaal
Rajesh Vivek ...
Poojary
Ashok Samarth ...
Magan
Neena Gupta ...
Mangla
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Royal Student
J. Brandon Hill
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Circa 1920 British India, Pindari leader, Prithvi Singh, narrates his story to a Report from London Times about betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja Gyanendra Singh which led to the massacre of 4500 Pindaris. Although Prithvi sliced off Gyanendra's right arm, he has sworn to avenge and behead him and two-faced Britishers - who on one hand preach about Justice, Fraternity and Equality, but conquer and rule vulnerable natives - fueling hate and division on lines of religion, and caste. He sends his sons, Veer Pratap and Poonam, to Britain to learn about their devious ways, so that he can conquer Madhavgarh. The duo, despite of Lord Macaulay's malicious policy to convert foreign nationals to his way of thinking, not only pick up the relevant skills but also slay Yuvraj Sujan Singh, the only son of Gyanendra, much to the joy of the Pindaris. But Prithvi is in for a shock when he finds out that Veer has decided to wed Yashodhara, Sujan's sister, little ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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£148,423 (UK) (22 January 2010)

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$499,685 (USA) (29 January 2010)
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The story was written by Salman khan 20 years ago and described as his ambitious project at that time he planned to cast the Sanjay dutt as the lead role and direct the film himself. See more »

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In the classroom scene, Veer quotes "Clothes don't make man, man makes clothes!" by George Bernard Shaw. However the Pindari movement was of Rajasthan in 1825. George Bernard Shaw existed from 1856 to 1950. See more »

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Remake of Taras Bulba (1962) See more »

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Meharbaniyan, Oh Badi Meharbaniya
Performed by Sonu Nigam
Lyrics by Gulzar
Composed by Sajid Ali, Wajid Ali
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OK movie with some above average assets
23 January 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Veer is no art-house flick and nor is it historically accurate. Its a historical drama with an entertainment capacity only. One cannot expect to watch this film and analyze it as being "poetry in motion" or groundbreaking.

Like most Salman Khan movies its a pure entertainer and quite paisa vasool in this regard. There are cringe worthy moments with the historical inaccuracies (would there really have been female "exchange students" in the era in question?)and following the interval the film loses some momentum. However whilst these flaws are present they are overshadowed by the stellar aspects of the film such as the impactful performances and melodious music.

Salman Khan is PHENOMENAL in and as Veer. During the course of the film one cannot separate him from Veer and never has he delivered such a consistent serious performance. His role is strong, powerful and intense which he meets all throughout the film, to the extent that one is able to overlook the films ludicrous historical inaccuracies.

Mithunda is another consistent and powerful performer in the film. He is a pleasure to watch and the audience will find themselves missing him in the portion of the film Veer is in England. All the other cast are strictly OK, understandable by the sheer strength and presence in the performances mentioned before. As far as Zarine Khan is concerned her role is undemanding,however her screen presence ought to be noted.

The films music alongside the awesome performances is another of it's assets. All the songs are beautiful and well placed in the film. Surprisingly none of the songs stick out like a sore thumb and really enhance the film.

What exactly happens post-interval is difficult to pinpoint, the plot slackens and it hits the viewer as it was preceded by the such an engrossing and speedy first half. However the film does quicken toward the end and the ending coupled with Salman and Mithunda's intensity and chemistry can almost make the viewer forget the preceding "shonkiness".

Veer is not the greatest film ever made, but it isn't the worst as one of its critics cited (comparing it to Tashan!). It is a mega entertainer, a great cinematic experience and perhaps one of Salman Khan's best performances.


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