Salman Khan's Veer veers away from credibility

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      Starring Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, and Sohail Khan. In Hindi with English subtitles. Rated 14A.

      Hyped as Salman Khan’s magnum opus, and penned by his own hand, Veer is an anachronistic mashup that fails completely. Played in all sincerity as an epic love story and a historical drama, this film lacks the one critical element of any period film: attention to detail. The narrative of this film is disrupted at every moment with glaring illogical inaccuracies in the sets, the costumes, the music, and in the story itself.

      Watch the trailer for Veer .

      The title character is played by Salman Khan as the musclebound warrior son of a Pindari leader who is charged from infancy with the task of avenging his father’s defeat by both the British and the traitorous King of Madavgarh. We first meet the adult Veer as he and his companions loot a train whose cargo is Indian gold bound for England, a fitting task for any anticolonial hero. However, the drama of the moment is substantially compromised by the fact that Khan is outfitted in modern leather pants and what can only be called a very pretty blouse.

      Such gaffes litter the screen as Veer, with his brother Punya (Sohail Khan), travels to England as part of the infamous Macaulay education plan, delivers a few rousing antiimperialist speeches, kills countless British soldiers, romances an Indian princess (the daughter of his sworn enemy), and returns safely to India. Upon his return, he vows to marry the princess, kill her father, and uproot the British along the way.

      It is really not possible to take this film seriously. The music is a muddled mess of multiple genres, and the love story falls flat. There are many gory battle scenes, and Khan displays his musculature in every frame. But there simply isn’t enough gravitas in the film to justify its ambitious claims.




      Jan 25, 2010 at 12:51pm

      I don't think people will believe in this Fucking Article. No matter what you say..............This movie will surely ROCK at box office.


      Jan 25, 2010 at 1:17pm

      film is really awesome...........
      those who dont like they dont have any taste of film..........

      its wonderful and creating record at box office..


      Jan 25, 2010 at 1:41pm

      nice movie..........excellent

      must watch


      Jan 25, 2010 at 4:05pm

      This is the best movie ever and salman's performance is awesome. MUST WATCH your own critic otherwise you will miss out a masterpiece


      Jan 25, 2010 at 4:21pm

      Hi , I guess we need to patient for one week atleast for reasonable amount of audience to see the movie. I think it is stupid to say the move ie a hit or a flop on day of release. Some pictures take time to be established. Even Maine pyar was slow in the first week.It picked up in the second week. Ans was decalred super hit in the third week. So it is better to wait and watch rather than jump to sillly conclusion.


      Jan 25, 2010 at 4:30pm

      All the major blockbusters like sholay were trashed by these so called critics.n until 3 idiots came along that was the biggest film out of india.i think everyone is entitled 2 an opinion but it just seems like a new trend of bashing this film n everyone who calls themselves a critic is jumping on the bandwagon!the public like it but these peoples
      reviews are destroying this film 4 crying out loud.3 idiots isnt a masterpiece but its the most successful film ever because the public like it...PERIOD


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      Jan 25, 2010 at 7:20pm

      iv seen VEER and i thot salman khan was too good in it, critics r full of crap, i wish veer and salman khan ALL THE BEST....


      Jan 25, 2010 at 9:06pm

      i saw the movie just yesterday it was very good. If you think wanted was impressive then veer is ten times better what can you say this man surely does have the power of ten. This epic movie is very different and new than other historical pictures and definitely worth a watch. And more thing don't rely on critics because 99 percent of them are always wrong.


      Jan 25, 2010 at 9:10pm

      Great movie! loved it