I awaited Veer eagerly but it is a big disappointment. Most of us thought that after the success of 3 idiots, Veer will the next hit in queue but Salman Khan and even his star power fails to do so. VEER is about a warrior and at the same time, it’s a love story too but the story or should I say the screenplay of Veer is so poor that you really cannot sit through the whole film. Most people who were coming out of the theatres had similar views.
The story goes like this: As the British enslave India with their Divide and Rule policy, kings and nawabs give away their kingdom to the foreigners but for the brave Pindaris, take a oath to fight till their last breath to save their motherland. One such brave and strong Pindaris is Veer which is played by Salman Khan. As Veer takes on the might of the British Empire, he has to fight the King of Madavgarha. He falls in love with princess Yashodhara played by Zarine Khan, daughter of his enemy. The story becomes weak when it shifts to London. The climax is so long drawn that the ending looks absurd. At times the story looks fake that you feel you are living in a world of coincidence! Salman Khan has been credited with ‘storywriter’ but honestly this is where the film lacks. Had the story been tighter, crisper with some tweeking, Veer would have worked! Director Anil Sharma may have made Gadar which is one of the biggest hit of modern times but the fact remains that Veer has appalled the audience who were expecting from the director something better!
Hard core Salman fans may help the movie to recover its exhorbitant costs (100 crores) but on the whole this one is a big disappointment especially after so much time, effort and money has gone into making a period film.