Veer Review – Trash for Cash

Veer Box Office – Salman ‘Flop’ Khan Fails Again

When it comes to Bollywood star Salman Khan, the transaction course is clearly mapped out in advance – Trash for Cash.

Salman’s trash for your cash.

Trash.Guaranteed, when it comes to Salman ‘flop‘ Khan’s movies.

Trash, Redux
Folks, true to form Salman Khan delivers another dud in Veer.

What’s new, eh?

A lengthy bore, Veer is yet another Bollywood movie that ought not to have ever been made. The very idea should have been consigned to the trash-bin.

Alas, tis’ a cruel world we live in and, instead, we’re subjected to a mind-numbing 2 hours and 35-minutes of one of the dullest movies we ever watched on the big screen.

Pindaris – A Bheekari Story
Set in the late 19th century, Veer centers around the warrior clan of Pindaris who were supposedly a force to reckon with in parts of North India.

Veer (Salman Khan) is the son of a Pindari chieftain Prithvi (yesteryear disco dancer Mithun Chakravarthy), who was once treacherously deceived by the local King of Madhavgarh.

A treachery that cost the Pindaris the lives of 4,500 of their brave ones and the evil King his right arm.

And thus goes on – yawn, yawn – the revenge tale.

In yet another hideous role, Jackie Shroff plays the villainous king, who has cast in his lot with the cunning British occupiers of India.

Occupiers and plunderers who have conquered the land with their divide et impera policies.

What drags down the movie into the gutter is the absolutely boring story that has not even a single riveting moment.

Apparently, the stupid story was scripted by Salman Khan. Well, are you surprised?

Zarine Khan – Alright
Newbie Zarine Khan is cast as Yashodhara, the daughter of the bad king and the love interest of Veer.

Say what you will about this Mumbai girl’s weight, we found the buxom babe voluptuous.

We also think Zarine Khan did a fairly decent job on the acting front considering it’s her first film.

Clown as Hero
Salman Khan is, as usual, mediocre in the film.

Whether fighting his father in mock battles or serious battles (at the end), romancing the girl, in the confrontation with the British teacher in London, beating up the bad guys in London et al Salman looks like a clown inadvertently cast as hero.

Tch, tch.

In all of the key confrontations (with the teacher, with his father and with Yashodara), Salman Khan is found wanting. And badly.

What a shame that even after scores of films, Salman Khan still hasn’t scaled the heights of the acting ladder.

As usual, Sohail Khan plays the joker second fiddle (brother in this instance)  to his real-life brother Salman Khan.

The photography was alright but not mindblowing.

None of the songs have any magic.

As we left the Regal theatre, we couldn’t remember the tunes of a single song.

Bad Buzz
Bad news travels fast, right?

There were just four people for the opening show of Veer at the Regal theatre in New Jersey.

Pitiful, isn’t it?

Guys, unless you are completely bereft of your senses Veer is another sophomoric Salman Khan film that begs to be shown the middle finger.

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9 Responses to "Veer Review – Trash for Cash"

  1. Jump a Lahiri   January 22, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    So what all rituals did you do before committing this Seppuku .. Seriously why would you even go near that movie. Responds:

    Watching Aayirathil Oruvan. Interval now.

    • Jump a Lahiri   January 23, 2010 at 1:27 am

      sounds like you liked the first half.. Responds:

      Aayirathil Oruvan is one of the most interesting Tamil movies we’ve seen in recent times.

      Full review coming soon. We were too tired to complete it and dozed off last night. It’s now 6:54 AM Eastern Time on Sat and we hope to have the review up in a little while.

  2. kaleshgopi   January 23, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Offtopic: A wednesday won national award for best film by debutant actor Responds:

    Thanks for letting us know about the award for A Wednesday. We were unaware of it.

    But you are wrong in the details.

    The movie won the award for best film by debutant director not debutant actor.

    A Wednesday director Neeraj Pandey richly deserves the award.

  3. sugat123   January 23, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I was watching Salman’s interview where he said that audience can smell the movie from its promos. He was right. When I saw the first promo, I thought the movie would be complete disaster. The promos looked very silly. And guess, I was right too. Responds:

    Salman Khan is finito…the guy should quit before he’s booted out by the audience.

  4. Twig   January 23, 2010 at 7:41 am

    Somebody arrange a funeral for me please. Priyanka Chopra won National Award for Fashion.
    What’s happening to the world? Responds:

    The only award that schmuck deserves is the Booby Prize.

    • trishna147   January 23, 2010 at 8:45 am

      Exactly what i thought when i heard that Priyanka Chopra got a national award for her below average performance in Fashion and Kangana Renaut got an award for best supporting actress. Pooja in Naan Kadavul was better than Priyanka by a clear mile, im still quite shocked that she didnt get much recognition for her performance. She didn’t even get a filmfare award for 2008 either (a newcomer called Parvathy got it for her performance in the film ‘Poo’).
      and guess which film got National Award – best feature film in Tamil….
      VAARANAM AAYIRAM : for its engaging depiction of a father and son relationship
      source: Responds:

      Awards in India are meaningless, handed out for the most part by asses for asses. 🙁

      Aayirathil Oruvan review coming in a few minutes. Watched it last night at MovieShitty in NJ.

      • Twig   January 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm

        @SearchIndia: Forget about ShitFare, ShitDust awards, atleast National Awards had some credibility. But you see, they couldn’t escape politics.

        The first time people got shock was when Saif Ali Khan was awarded National Award for Hum-Tum which was indianised product of ‘when harry met sally’.
        Next, the over the top performance by Mr.Amitabh for Black – which was an indianised ( fuck, hardly any thing indian in the movie, the setting is completely european looking) version of ‘Miracle Worker’.
        Now this Priyanka chopra, Arjun Rampal. I just don’t get it. Responds:

        Awards or no awards no one outside of the desis take Indian films seriously.

        Most of our stars are dilettantes who ought to find a different line of work.

  5. nisha.gupta27   January 25, 2010 at 11:21 am

    What about the weekend figures of Veer? Responds:

    On a masochistic trip, are you? 😉

    We’ll try to do have the chart up this evening.
    Update: Here are the U.S. box office numbers for Veer.

  6. 1984moviefan   January 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Have you seen any of Wong Kar Wai’s movies ? In case you haven’t I strongly suggest that you watch his Chunking Express instead of junk like Veer. Responds:

    1. You write above: Have you seen any of Wong Kar Wai’s movies ?

    Yes. We’ve seen Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love and 2046.

    We remember In the Mood for Love to be a lovely film. Slow moving but beautiful. Endless rain and the noodle shop.

    Having a bit of a hard time remembering the details of 2046 now but we’ve seen it.

    Both Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung are solid actors.

    We’ve seen Tony Leung in Lust, Caution too. Anupam Kher has a small role (Asian jeweler) in this film but we don’t think he was acknowledged in the credits.

    2. Will watch Chunking Express soon.

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