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Veer-Zaara (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Musical | 12 November 2004 (India)
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Veer-Zaara is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love story that is an inspiration and will remain a legend forever.

Director:

Yash Chopra

Writers:

Aditya Chopra (dialogue), Aditya Chopra (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shah Rukh Khan ... Veer Pratap Singh
Rani Mukerji ... Saamiya Siddiqui
Preity Zinta ... Zaara Hayaat Khan
Kiron Kher ... Mariam Hayaat Khan (as Kirron Kher)
Divya Dutta ... Shabbo
Boman Irani ... Jahangir Hayaat Khan
Anupam Kher ... Zakir Ahmed
Amitabh Bachchan ... Chaudhary Sumer Singh (Special Appearance)
Hema Malini ... Maati (Special Appearance)
Manoj Bajpayee ... Razaa Shirazi (Special Appearance) (as Manoj Bajpai)
Zohra Sehgal ... Bebe
S.M. Zaheer S.M. Zaheer
Tom Alter
Akhilendra Mishra ... Jailor
Arun Bali
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Storyline

Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) is a rescue pilot with the Indian Air Force. In the line of duty he comes across a stranded Zaara (Preity Zinta) - a girl from Pakistan who has come to India to fulfill her surrogate mothers dying wish. Veer saves her life and his life is never the same again. Twenty two years later Saamia Siddiqui (Rani Mukerji), a Pakistani human rights lawyer on her first case, finds herself face to face with an ageing Veer Pratap Singh. He has languished in a Pakistan jail cell for 22 years and has not spoken to anyone all these years. And no one knows why. Her mission is to discover the truth about Veer and see to it that justice is served. VEER-ZAARA is a saga of love, separation, courage and sacrifice. A love that is divine, a love that is whole-hearted, a love that is completely consuming, a love that grows with separation and deepens with sacrifice. A love that is an inspiration - and will remain a legend forever. Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Love Legend


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu | Punjabi

Release Date:

12 November 2004 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Veer & Zaara See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$843,010, 14 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,921,738, 16 January 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Chopra intended the film to be a tribute to Punjab. See more »

Goofs

In the Qawwali scene when Veer comes back, we see Zaara and Shabbo turning around to see him. Then when the camera comes back on them, we can see Shabbo turning around again. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: One early morning / Lifting the dark blanket of the night / From its pillow of mountain peak / The sun lifted its head / And saw... / The valley's heart is filled with the season of love / And the branches of memories have sprouted / Innumerable blossoms of moments past / That begin to scent the air. / Unspoken, unheard yearnings / Half asleep, half awake / Look out sleepily at life / As it flows in wave upon wave / Every moment new, but also the same / Yes, this life! / Which ...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits also show how Veer and Zaara spend their lives in Veer's home village, including Veer playing cricket with teenagers, discussing about progress of the village and erecting two statues of Chaudhary Sumer Singh and Maati. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release of the movie now has the deleted song "Yeh Hum Agaye Hain Kahan" as per the director's vision. See more »


Soundtracks

Hum To Bhai Jaise Hain
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Madan Mohan
Lyrics by Javed Akhtar
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Love at its grandest.
1 April 2005 | by madness1089See all my reviews

Veer Zaara is a story of epic proportions which shows the deepest insight into the understanding of love as it applies to the human experience. Terrors, along with joys, test the bonds of two lovers of different faiths, different nationalities, but similar feelings. These feelings reflect upon the plot so brilliantly, making this movie Shah Rukh Khan's second best performance, following behind Kal Ho Naa Ho. The Late Madan Mohan has composed brilliant songs which shed light on the journeys of the two star crossed lovers, highlighting both comical and tragic moments in this classic saga. As for Veer Zaara's influence on the public, a motif of unity, an archetype of love in the hero's garden is shared with the two nations, creating a bond forged in steel. This is something Shakespeare should have seen.


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