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Veer - A comic book style hero
Salman's much awaited Veer was released last Friday. The two and a half hour long film fails to impress the audience, despite all its masala. Melodious numbers and dialogues that draw whistles from the masses can't compensate for a flimsy script.
COSTUME DRAMA Veer is a blend of Manmohan Desai films and Hollywood warrior flicks. This mega-scale love story written by Salman himself and directed by Anil Sharma fails to impress with content quality.

The film is set in the pre-independence era and revolves around a warrior tribe, Pindharis. Jackie Shroff is the villain, playing the king of Madhavgarh, who cheats the Pindhari tribe to earn favour with the British. Head of the tribe Prithvi Singh, is played by Mithun Chakraborty. He grooms his two sons – Veer and Punya (Sohail Khan) to take revenge.

Zarine Khan makes her debut as the princess of Madhavgarh. She carries the look fabulously and falls in love with Veer. The heavy jewellery used to mark the wealth of the Rajwada is beautiful. Her resemblance to Katrina has been talked about by cine magazines.

There does not seem to be any logic in various patches which are not well integrated but are put just to bring out the heroic qualities of the central character. Be that the strange swayamvar scene, the killing of the wicked wrestler or just the unnecessary flaring of nostrils. Director Anil Sharma has done this before in Gaddar.

Jackie Shroff’s villainous performance leaves a lot to be desired. Mithun has brought the hurt and pain of betrayal alive in his character.

The film can take you to the theaters only if you are hard core Salman fan else it is best avoided.

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