Veer Movie Review

Veer could be called a magnanimous, gigantic, collossal bore!  Rating 2.5/5

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The story of Veer is set in the year 1857, where Veer(Salman Khan), a Pindari warrior, not only aims to win back his tribe’s lost glory but also their homeland from the claws of the evil king of Madhavgardh played by Jackie Shroff. In the process, Veer falls in love with beautiful Yashodhara who happens to be the deceitful king’s daughter. Veer wins it all – glory and land of his tribe, avenges the death of his tribesmen from the evil king, mows down an entire battalion of the British army, wins the hand of Princess, and emerges successful in lighting the fire of patriotism and revolution in the people of Madhavgardh, the Pindaris and hence the Indians.

Salman Khan has been credited for the story of the film Veer. But, unfortunately, Salman’s story has a lot of loopholes, poor research, faulty characterization, and disappointing treatment above all. The good thing about the story is that it bought to attention the legend of the Pindari Warriors who were wiped off in a campaign led by General Hastings. The sad thing about the story is that justice was not done to a good theme.

Now, leaving all the critical and technical aspects, for the average cinegoer – Veer has very little to offer. Salman as Veer has put in a lot of effort to get the look and feel of the character right. Full marks to him. Although sometimes the Gladiator-cum-Achilles warrior-look and costumes looked rather odd in the Indian context. Sohail Khan is reduced to mere loony side kick who annoys to extreme! Zarine Khan looks pretty but plastic, I dont see why they chose her over Katrina when she can’t even speak her own dialogues in the film. Much hyped- Lisa Lazarus of UK, is also a forgettable face in the firang crowd of the film.

Some dialogues were too over-the-top, the regular jingoistic fare of Anil Sharma movies (Gadar, Here etc.), but public cheered to it in the cinema hall… surprisingly. Some action sequences also won applause like when Salman breaks a sword with one hand as if it was a cookie!  On the love story remains another obscure domain of the film – visible but unclear!

So… Even if you consider this as a ‘epic love story of a warrior’ and not a ‘historical docu-drama’, I’d still say ‘Disappointing’. (Wish there was somebody to pay me to say this :P)

My Verdict:  Strictly for Salman Khan fans! Others can avoid!

33 thoughts on “Veer Movie Review

  1. movie was very good 5/5 . one time watchable. salman and mithunda played exceptionally well . i dont know wat sum guys watched , given bad responses , em sharukh fan but , this movie will be better than upcomig of sharukh .

  2. 2,3,5,6 why are u misguiding people……yar movie was great and all should go and see salman in the movie its best movie. Jodha akber and Asoka are far behind this movie……….

  3. Movie is excellent.. salman’s expressions were perfect. and his acting too…. neither anyother khan nor Hritik Roshan can be like him…… he is the only one in the bollywood who could do this role that’s true…..i love him and love zarine khan too. i went to see it twice and i think i’ll go again…..

  4. veer is definately a hit.i agree with sallu dat d critics where paid todestroy his audience minds.i ve been bought by srk as usual

  5. 20 cores in two days , i will deffo watch this movie. When wanted came out critics gave it bad reviews as did the admins on this site. Also wanted was the best film of 2009 no doubt.

  6. Veer is awsome movie salman haters bevare i tell one thing ” when king comes on the road then dogs shout)
    raja gali se guzre to kutte bokte hai “jealous”

    Veer 4.9/5
    Salman Khan is King Khan

  7. Veer is awsome movie salman haters bevare i tell one thing ” when king comes on the road then dogs shout)
    raja gali se guzre to kutte bokte hai “jealous”

    Veer 4.9/5

  8. veer is an awesome movie!!!! salman roxx….srk suxxx badly…..taran adarsh gave bad review bcozz he was not paid…..come on he gave karzzz and blue 4 starzzz……

  9. I LOVE VEER , SALMAN SO HOT , WOW GREAT BODY , HE IS SO ATRACTIVE AND MOVIE IS GOOD TOO , NO BODY CAN BE LIKE HIM , EVERY GIRLS LOVES HIM

  10. most of the people here saying that its a good movie,actually know that it a bad movie,only thing they are not allowed to do so by the veer team

  11. lol so all of you are saying srk is paying people not to watch the movie and say bad about it?? wow just because the movie wasn’t good doesn’t mean its srk’s fault. so srk paid people to go watch wanted and say it was a good movie as well then i guess. GET A LIFE!

  12. hey no 1o, 11 ….now i understand , critics hate veer , boz they want my name is khan break record? then srk paid them …

  13. VEER is great movie , SRK jealous also his fans , srk never can be a great warrior like salman , VEER is the most amazing film , fighting and the love story was the best , salman & zarine best chemistry …….srk in asoka was joker , i was lauhing on him , i think srk one day will die of jealousy …

  14. It’s rubbish movie yaar – no where near the league if jodhaa Akbar – purely because where hrithiks acting was excellent and heclooked divine but in veer salmans acting was too wooden and his Hindi with gora accent did not fit into the movie and also he does not look good in it – the drinking and partying showed on his face despite massive airbrushing and he looked puffy and fat – the pindaris where lean mean fighting machines not steroided up muscle men!!
    The western costumes were not historically accurate and storyline, script and acting was poor – not anywhere near as good as aamir khans lagaan and mangal pandey or SRKs Asoka or hrithiks jodhaa Akbar!!
    I agree songs are ace in movie but far too many off them – sallu baba should stick to movies like wanted – his acting reportoire is not as good has the other khans or roshan!!!

  15. VEER IS A FANTASTIC MOVIE AND I CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY U PEOPLE IS SAYING IT IS NOT GOOD. GIVE ME A BREAK WHEN U CAN DO WHAT THEY DO THEN U CAN PASS UR REMARKS ALL U WANT BUT FOR NOW U TO HELL WITH UR COMMENCE OK. SALMAN BABY U ROCK AND I WENT TO SEE U TWICE ALREADY SINCE IT WENT IN THEATRE. LOVE IT LOVE IT.
    IF IT WAS OUT OF 10 U WOULD HAVE GOTTEN 10/10 LOVE U

  16. VEER IS FANTASTIC MOVIE , SALMAN AS WARRIOR SOOOOOO HOT , SENCE HE FIGHTING , WITH TEACHER , ON TRAIN ,WHEN HE PUT BANGLE ON ZARIN HANDS , LAST NIGHT WITH HER, DEATH SENCE …..ALL MOVIE WAS GREAT , I WILL WATCH IT AGAIN….SALMAN IS MY LOVE

  17. It was so borin man, guys I know you love Salman, I’m a fan too but there is no denying it – it was just BAD however, if you had to look for the least horrible aspect of the film – it was def Salman

  18. i saw it today. sooooo boring and long. storyline is out of line. salman thought he was gonna have a hit like the other historic film Johdhaa Akbar.honestly a waste of money for me. salman has disappointed.

  19. what do u think abut yourself…you are a big idiot…you should go to mental hospital..veer is a very very good movie…every one should watch it..m rating it 5/5…

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