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Brave (2010)

Veer (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 22 January 2010 (India)
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In early twentieth-century British India, the Pindari leader Prithvi Singh narrates his story to a reporter from the London Times - a story of betrayal and deceit at the hands of the ... See full summary »

Director:

Anil Sharma

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Shailesh Verma (screenplay & dialogue), Shaktimaan Talwar (screenplay & dialogue) (as Shaktimaan) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Salman Khan ... Veer Pratap Singh / Mahendra Pratap Singh
Mithun Chakraborty ... Prithvi Singh
Jackie Shroff ... Raja Gyanendra Singh
Neena Gupta ... Mangla
Sohail Khan ... Poonam 'Punya' Singh
Zareen Khan ... Yuvraji Yashodhara (as Zarine Khan)
Amar Adatia ... Amit
William Chubb William Chubb ... Steve
Rajesh Vivek ... Poojary
Baz Salam ... Army General
Alyona Khmara ... Dancer
Shahbaaz Khan ... Naunihaal
Raj Premi
Ashok Samarth Ashok Samarth ... Magan
Armen Grayg Armen Grayg ... British officer
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In early twentieth-century British India, the Pindari leader Prithvi Singh narrates his story to a reporter from the London Times - a story of betrayal and deceit at the hands of the British and Madhavgarh's Raja Gyanendra Singh, which led to the massacre of 4500 Pindaris.

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Trivia

Utkarsh Sharma son of director Anil Sharma was the assistant director in he film. 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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Referenced in Comedy Circus Ke Ajoobe: Superstar Special (2013) See more »

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Pavan Udhave Batiyan
Lyrics by Gulzar
Composed by Sajid Ali, Wajid Ali
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OK movie with some above average assets
23 January 2010 | by moon_shine_93See 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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Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

22 January 2010 (India) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$334,562, 24 January 2010

Gross USA:

$527,193

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$861,630
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