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Veer  (2010 - Hindi)

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  • Blame it on Manmohan Desai….{ the only Veer I knew

    Veer rating: 4 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 22 Jan 2010)

    Manmohan Desai has been one of the best Entertainers we ever had. Ya some people also call him an out and out commercial film maker who gave potboilers and in name of entertainment took its audience for a ride. Thus whenever any director made a Masala Entertainer and did some blunders they all said our films are inspired by Manmohan Desai type of cinema. They forgot before blaming to Manmohan Desai type of cinema for their blunders, Those movie did entertain its audience and were made keeping in mind the audience of that time and era. Sadly all those followers are stuck to that era and forgot that the audience has grown up and thus they too need too. In case you are thinking that this is review of Veer and why we talking about Manmohan Desai, well the answer lies ahead.

    “VEER” is periodic story set up in British India where a King {Jackie Shroff} betrays his own people who belong to the Pindari’s Tribe and join hands with the British. One of the Sardar’s of the tribe Prithvi Singh {Mithun} takes a woe of killing Britishers and the King as they killed loads of Pindari’s. Prithvi Singh is blessed with two sons, Veer {Salman Khan} and Punya {Sohail Khan} who are like wild cat with lots of valor. He sends them to London to learn the methods and language of the Britishers. Veer meets Yashodara{Zarine Khan}and falls in love with her. Later he comes to know that she is the daughter of the King and also ends up killing her brothers too. He promises her that despite all this he will come and get her from the clutches of his evil father and marry her. Thus starts the journey of Veer and Yashodra’s Romance.

    Story by Salman Khan is highly inspired by Manmohan Desai’s MARD and Manoj Kumar’s KRANTI {which was co-written by his father Salim Khan} with the outer looks added from countless Hollywood film. One such Hollywood inspired story written by Salman Khan in past was CHANDRAMUKHI which was a disaster. Still the story is not bad if compared with the screenplay which is fine and little bit entertaining in first half, but goes for toss in the second and later there was no screenplay, but only the movie was playing. There are some good scenes in first half like Salman-Mithun Scenes, Salman-Teacher scene in London, Salman punishment scene followed by Salman-Jackie first meet. But the movie drags in the second half and lies flat and looses it motive and soul. There are so many scenes which are copied from MARD {Father-Son fight, Hero in love with Villains Daughter, Dancing in Villains Palace with his daughter,etc} and KRANTI {the whole deshbhakti stuff, The climax stuff,etc}.Camera work is of top notch, the visuals of London and Rajasthan are captured beautifully.

    Music is one of the biggest reason of enjoying this film all songs are superb and well shot. On one side Taali give you the feel of Pindari tribe, on other side Surili Akhiyon wali makes you feel the love of Veer. Meherbaniya is interesting and so is dabi dabi. Its Gulzar’s Lyrics which has made Sajid Wajid give the best score of their life.

    Anil Sharma has given some great entertainers in form of Shradhanjali, Hukumat, Elaan E Jung, Tahelka, Apne and Gadar. He has taken lots of pain in terms of creativity and it does show on the screen. But you need to have the entertainment running in the film and that’s where he misses the bus as in second half the movie just keeps going and going. The movie starts with fight for justice, followed by romance and then when the justice part comes back it’s overshadowed by forced patriotism. Boss you need to feel for all these elements from heart and sorry in your film one does not connect nor feel for any of these themes and thus looks like all brawns and no brains. His Hukumat ran because it had a great subject and fantastic writing, as for Tahelka it was the patriotism and in Gadar it was the anti-pak element with great music. All these films were not made to be big hit, but were made as good film and thus as Aamir khan in 3Idiots says run after excellence and success will follow. Sadly Anil Sharma decided to follow the success and thus lost its excellence.

    Salman Khan is one of the biggest reason of enjoying VEER. He is outstanding and looks great and manages to create his screen presence. His style, attitude and dialog delivery are the best part of the film. He is followed by Mithun Chakroborty who again gives another excellent performance. Sadly besides these two all other loads of star cast fail miserably. Zarine Khan looks horrible and is one of the biggest point of disliking the film. Even Rakhi Sawant can act much better than her. Sohail Khan is one the most consistent actor we ever had in Hindi films, he is consistently giving worse performances and has passes the Jinxed flop actors records set by Avinash Wadhawan or Dino Morea,etc. Jackie shroff could have done better. Neena Gupta, Rajesh Vivek, Bharat Dhabolkar, Puru Rajkumar, Aryan Vaid, etc are wasted.

    So bol meri “Filmi Khopdi” is film mein kitna hain dum ?

    Salman and Mithun ka full dum hain followed by excellent music, bus issse zyada is film mein kutch dum nahin hain. Ya ya I know you must be thinking what happened to the topic about Manmohan Desai, well that’s the exact feel which I got in the film. Boss this film was about patriotism and where is it ??? ya I got it in one of clichéd climax of recent times. Same way as the topic started talking about Manmohan Desai type of cinema which was successful not due to Lost and Found drama, nor taking mega stars, nor due to outstanding music, nor due to taking its audience for granted or showing multiple subplots in the film, his movies ran as he knew the nerves of its audience and his first rule was to keep them entertained and thus was a true Veer. All the director who are making out and out commercial or masala films and are blaming on Manmohan Desai type of cinema when questioned by critics have forgotten the first rule of making the entertainer. Like all this even VEER does not entertain and thus all the good efforts goes in vain and as for this age Manmohan Desai, all this director will have to take another birth then might achieve or understand his type of cinema.

    Ratings: 2/5 {for Salman-Mithun and Music only}

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