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Veer-Zaara (2004)

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Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.

Director:

Yash Chopra

Writers:

Aditya Chopra (dialogue), Aditya Chopra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Veer Pratap Singh
Rani Mukerji ... Saamiya Siddiqui
Preity Zinta ... Zaara Hayaat Khan
Kiron Kher ... Mariam Hayaat Khan (as Kirron Kher)
Divya Dutta ... Shabbo
Boman Irani ... Jahangir Hayaat Khan
Anupam Kher ... Zakir Ahmed
Amitabh Bachchan ... Chaudhary Sumer Singh (Special Appearance)
Hema Malini ... Maati (Special Appearance)
Manoj Bajpayee ... Razaa Shirazi (Special Appearance) (as Manoj Bajpai)
Zohra Sehgal ... Bebe
S.M. Zaheer S.M. Zaheer
Tom Alter
Akhilendra Mishra ... Jailor
Arun Bali
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Storyline

Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) is a rescue pilot with the Indian Air Force. In the line of duty he comes across a stranded Zaara (Preity Zinta) - a girl from Pakistan who has come to India to fulfill her surrogate mothers dying wish. Veer saves her life and his life is never the same again. Twenty two years later Saamia Siddiqui (Rani Mukerji), a Pakistani human rights lawyer on her first case, finds herself face to face with an ageing Veer Pratap Singh. He has languished in a Pakistan jail cell for 22 years and has not spoken to anyone all these years. And no one knows why. Her mission is to discover the truth about Veer and see to it that justice is served. VEER-ZAARA is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love that is divine, a love that is whole-hearted, a love that is completely consuming, a love that grows with separation and deepens with sacrifice. A love that is an inspiration - and will remain a legend forever. Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Love Legend


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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | Punjabi

Release Date:

12 November 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Veer & Zaara See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$843,010, 14 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,921,738, 16 January 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

Ajay Devgan was approached for the role which finally went to Manoj Bajpai. 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 »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release of the movie now has the deleted song "Yeh Hum Agaye Hain Kahan" as per the director's vision. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Nights with Kapil: Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Jaane Kyon
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Thank you Mr Chopra
23 November 2004 | by rizzobujjoSee all my reviews

I am one of those fussy people who watches selected films. Most films bore me because either they are a re-make (old Indian or American)or the story just does not grab me. I went to see this film after a very long time at the cinema and within the first five minutes, I told me husband what I thought the story would be and I was so shocked to find that the films story was not what I had predicted. I also hate films were the lovers have to die in the end (as they did in "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak), because I truly believe that true love can conquer all.

Yash Chopra has, as always, delivered an all-round entertainer. The songs were mesmerising; Madan Mohans' tunes were beautiful, Lata Mangeshkars voice was 'an out of this world' experience, Javed Akhtars' lyrics and Aditya Chopras' poem meant so much to those who understand them.

Photography was enchanting; such films make people like me who love India, love it even more.

The acting was par excellence, Shahrukh Khan did not disappoint at all, Preity Zinta was the essence of beauty and innocence and Rani was good as well.

I would just like to say thank you to Mr Chopra for a wonderful experience.


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