Veer Hindi Movie Review
Veer is a period film treated with stereotyped Bollywood mainstream treatment without any novelty.
The story takes place in the 1860s where the Pindari community led by Prithvi Singh (Mithun Chakravarthy) does not surrender to the British rulers.
The Pindari tribe also has an enemy in the form of Raja of Madhavgarh (Jackie Shroff). Veer (Salman Khan) son of Prithvi Singh goes to London along with his brother Punya (Sohail Khan) to study in a University. On the campus, he meets Princess Yashodhara (Zarine Khan) daughter of Raja of Madhavgarh. It is a case of love at first sight.
When they come back to India, Yashodhara becomes the queen of Madhavgarh and she has to defend her kingdom against the Pindari army led by Veer. The rest of the story deals with whether love succeeds or war and vengeance.
Salman Khan gives a powerful performance but the weak story and routine screenplay pulls him into paleness. Seasoned actors Mithun Chakravarthy and Jackie Shroff appear quite regal in their roles. Debutante Zarine Khan is glamorous enough. Lisa Lazarus just appears in a cameo. All others go through their motions.
The story is credited to Salman Khan and that is the only drawback of the film. Shaktimaan could not come up with an interesting narration because of predictable screenplay. Director Anil Sharma could not capture the essence of a period film bwcause of mainstream treatment. Music by Sajid – Wajid is good. Action sequences by Tinu Verma
are thrilling. Cinematography by Gopal Shah is very good.
Veer is just about average and will be enjoyed by the ardent fans of Salman Khan.
The Cast and Crew
Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Jackie Shroff, Zarine Khan, Lisa Lazarus, Gita Soto, Neena Gupta, Aryan Vaid, Bharat Dabholkar, Bunny Anand, Shahbaaz Khan, Puru Raaj Kumar, Tim Laurence and others
Music: Sajid – Wajid
Cinematography: Gopal Shah
Action : Tinu Verma
Producers: Vijay Galani, Sunil A. Lulla
Banners: Vijay Galani Moviez, Eros Entertainment
Director: Anil Sharma
2 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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