Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Medium : Hindi
Starring : Salman Khan, Mithun Chakravarthy, Jackie Sheroff, Sohail Khan, Zarine Khan
Director : Anil Sharma
Music : Sajid-Wajid, Monty (bg score)

Salman Khan's new film, 'Veer' has got a different theme. It is a historical subject that happened in the pre independence period of the later 18th century. The film is directed by Anil Sharma, who gave Sunny Deol films like 'Gaddar', 'Hero', 'Apne' etc. The story of the film is written by Salman Khan. 'Veer', with a big star cast, is produced by Eros International. It is made in a mega budget and has got new face Zarine Khan as the heroine.

The story is about the Pindhari tribe that fought against the British in 1862. The King of Ma
dhavgarh (Jackie Sheroff), join hands with the English to kill many Pindhari soldiers. This provoked their leader Prithvi Singh (Mithun Chakravarthy) who in turn quarreled with the King and cuts his right hand. Prithvi's son Veer (Salman Khan) is bought up as a warrior from his childhood days. When grown up, Veer and his brother (Sohail Khan) were sent to London for their studies, in order to mix up with the British and to know their attitude. Veer gets into an affair with Yasodhara (Zarine Khan), daughter of the King. Veer's brother is beaten up by his lover's brother, who later died during the attack. Veer returns from London, tells about his love. He agreed to kill the King and brought the bride. In the end, the war happens, the King once again plays a fowl play. The British army is beaten by the Pindharis and the King is killed.

'Veer' is a movie that is made in a big canvas. The war scenes done in it are extraordinary. The horse fighting, train robbery etc are done in a realistic way. The visual effects used in it and the helicopter shot camera angles are also excellent. Action coordinator Tinu Varma and cinematographer Gopla
Shah needs special mention. Some of the sequences reminds us of the Hollywood movies like 'Gladiator' and 'Troy'. The art direction and the costume designing area stands on the top. The recreation of the old London and the interior designing of palaces are some of the examples. Music directors Sajid-Wajid had given a couple of good melodies. Monty's background score matches the mood well. After 'Gaddar', which discussed the India-Pak relationship, director Anil Sharma had given a movie that can be included in the 'fight for freedom' category of movies.

Salman Khan is excellent in the title role. Mithun Chakravarthy and Jackie Sheroff also did their roles well. The new heroine Zarine Khan resembles Katrina Khaif in some angles, but her performance is average only. Sohail Khan's comedy scenes dilutes the serious environment, which is not good. It is not a supportive phenomenon, to watch Neena Gupta (Veer's mother) dancing with a big group leading by his husband and two sons. Once the story is shifted to London environment, there happens a deviation from the real plot and more importance is given to the romantic scenes.

No need to keep over expectation about 'Veer'. It is a historical film by Salman Khan, which is shown in an action-romantic background.

Rating : 6.5 / 10

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