Salman Khan is the show stopper here, filling every frame with his well-toned physique, his luminous eyes, his flowing hair and his rippling muscles. Veer is a must for all Salman Khan Fans - he delivers an inspired performance and keeps you interested in the proceedings even when the story doesn't. But I think even his hardcore fans will be disappointed by this movie. But what more importantly here it is that, he pitches in a riveting performance, despite the cliched characterisation of the period warrior. Hats off Salman!
Newcomer Zarine Khan is unimpressive. She is charming though her resemblance to Katrina Kaif is uncanny - in her introductory scene Sharma even shoots her from the 'Kaif' angles. Although she does look a little like Katrina, and goes through her role—mostly to smile and simper, and tear up a little toward the end—with confidence, which wavers only occasionally, but she wears only one expression all through. Now that’s something negative.
Mithun Chakraborty is fantastic as Veer's father - he steals the show every time he's on screen. Jackie Shroff as the bad man is impressive but also just about average in some point of time. Sohail Khan is a huge disappointment and irritates too; he keeps making the same faces and noises he did in Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya. Puru Raaj Kumar and Aryan Vaid play one-dimensional wicked princes, looking out for their sister. Neena Gupta sticks faithfully to one expression throughout the film.
2 / 5