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A Love Legend
The story of the love between Veer Pratap Singh, an Indian, and Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani...a love so great it knows no boundaries...
yash chopra's direction and shah rukh khan's acting make it a great one
Yash Chopra never seemed very comfortable with fighting and action. During the 70's, his politically charged films seemed to contain action sequences only for the sake of pleasing the audience (the fighting in Deewar is still awesome though). Amitabh Bachchan was angry, and Yash Chopra was more willing to use him as a means of conveying disgust of Emergency-era corruption, rather than as just another action hero. Veer-Zaara, then, does not contain exciting action, it does not even convey much anger. Rather, it is the work of a director that wants to work with what he does best- pure romance.
Veer Zaara looks amazing, the beautiful music by Madan Mohan is never intrusive, and the actors deliver great performances. This…
Have seen this a few times since 2011.
The first Indian movie I've ever watched. It made me cry. That's good. It means I need more.
Another Bollywood epic, this time based on a true story of the first woman lawyer in Pakistan, who represents an Indian prisoner with no name. Shahrukh Khan is, as always, marvellous, and the support cast are no less so. It's a bit of a weepy, and has an ultimately happy end--with consequences.
Music was shockingly good, narrative was obvious and simultaneously overstuffed and underexplained. Some really nice imagery/landscape shots.
I love this movie. I've seen it like twice in the last 30 days. Cannot get over Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherji's performances. And the music. Do Pal, Kyun Hawa, Tere Liye, Main Yahaan Hoon and the deleted Yeh Hum Aa Gaye Hai Kahaan. Beautiful.
Is it rather cheesy and overwrought at times? Yes. Did the singing get on my nerves every now and then? Also yes. Is it vividly colorful, nicely composed, kinetically choreographed, and, for the most part, well-acted while providing some political and social commentary on the situation between India and Pakistan? The answer is yes once again. It seems that Chopra doesn't know much about subtlety, but goddamn can he put on one hell of a show.
Epic Indian-Pakistani tear-jerker love story, 192 minutes long, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta with Amitabh Bachchan and Kiron Kher in supporting roles. An Indian pilot rescues the daughter of a wealthy Pakistani politician and over a two day period they fall in love but she returns home for a political, arranged marriage and the pilot is jailed in Pakistan as a spy. Twenty-two years later a young female lawyer uncovers the truth with a belated happy ending. Rating 5/5 due to fine acting all around, lush scenery, beautiful music and some terrific dancing.
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