Veer - External Reviews

wogma rating: Watch when on TV (?) - Salman Khan Fans - go for it!
quick review:

I don't know about bravery and courage, but I recognize the attempt in making an epic entertainer and I see partial success. Unfortunately, only partial. And yet, Salmaniacs can rejoice!

Reviews

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38 reviewers have given Veer an average rating of 1.4/5.0 (?)

4 yays
20 nays
14 so-so

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So-So by Noyon Jyoti Parasara, AOL INDIA ...The music works but there are far too many songs.... full review

Thumbs down by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...After much bloodshed and pointless fights (even a joust), the story eventually winds to an end that will leave many viewers squirming in their seats with embarrassment.... full review

So-So by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...The look of Veer is easy on the eye – all earth colours and lambent lighting – and the director (or at least his stunt coordinator) appears to have learnt from Ashutosh Gowariker’s missteps in Jodhaa-Akbar.... full review

So-So by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...“Taali” the first song of the movie, also makes an impression, as its well shot and choreographed, with more than 100 people dancing on the screen in their own styles.... full review

Thumbs down by Prathna Tiwari, Bolly Spice ...Thankfully the middle portion when Salman and Sohail travel to London becomes a bit more engaging. However, that doesn't last long because the screenplay takes yet another dive towards the end.... full review

Thumbs down by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...You have to be a veer to sit through VEER. Colossal disappointment! ... full review

So-So by Daliya Ghose, Bollywood Mantra ... Battlefield, war and bloodshed are also showcased in a pleasing way.... full review

So-So by Jaya Biswas, Buzz18 ...Salman seemed to be back in form. He has lost more weight this time and looked better than in Wanted. ... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...all pretence to authenticity was thrown out, though credit is given to a researcher.... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Garimella, fullhyd.com ...Nothing of substance really happens in the flick. And when you blend emptiness with cheesiness, you end up with quite a few tomatoes and rotten eggs at the box office.... full review

So-So by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...Salman Khan as Veer is dashing and dynamic. He takes off from where he left in WANTED and LONDON DREAMS... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...The film's action is visceral with several blood-splattered slaughter scenes, but often runs the risk of coming off as ridiculous.... full review

Thumbs down by Kaveree Bamzai, india today ...Anyway I have a theory about Jackie Shroff and any film that stars him. My theory is that any film that has him in a central role is doomed... full review

Thumbs up by Susan Jose, India-Forums ... the aftermath of a massacre on a battlefield doesn't exactly leave the corpses in equally spaced positions... full review

Thumbs down by Mihir Fadnavis, india.com ...I've never seen so many perfectly made up, eyeliner-wearing warriors (let alone a hero with L'oreal-dyed hair and a poncho) in a time of brutes and hand-to-hand brutality.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ... Sadly Salman can’t solely substitute for the abundant ambiguities in the film. ... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...The problem with Veer is, when its good its very good. But when bad, its very bad!... full review

Thumbs down by Amrita, Indiequill ...The results of Anil Sharma’s raid of an Ashutosh Gowarikar set.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...an out-and-out Anil Sharma film and there are no pretenses when it comes to that. The canvas is larger-than-life and some of the scenes have been shot spectacularly.... full review

So-So Movie Talkies ...The opening sequences, the desert, the vast army of the Pindaris covering the expanse, the fort, all are quite exquisite.... full review

Thumbs down by Minty Tejpal, Mumbai Mirror ...After interval, the movie becomes absolutely atrocious, and not worth writing about. ... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ... a Manmohan Desai-meets-Gladiator epic... full review

Thumbs down by Ashok Nayak, Now Running.com ...The post interval portions drag on, with the audience fed with nothing more than expensive sets, plenty of song and dance numbers and a couple of comic relief scenes featuring the unintentionally irritating Sohail Khan.... full review

Thumbs down by Subhash K Jha, Now Running.com ...How do the makers know if the clothes and props suggesting periodicity are going to work? In this case, they just don't!... full review

So-So by Jahan Bakshi, Now Running.com ...even for the more incredulous viewer, Veer remains a reasonably entertaining masala period saga, ... full review

Thumbs down by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...Zarine, has little to do other than smile and fold her hands in a placatory namaste, Sohail is asinine, Jackie deadpan and Mithun his usual self.... full review

Thumbs down by Khaled Mohammed, Passion for Cinema ...By comparison, Anil Sharma’s earlier work seem masterpieces... full review

Thumbs up by Samir Dave, Planet Bollywood ...Though the idea for the story/plot is intriguing the leaden pacing and dialogue hamper what could otherwise have been a gripping story... full review

So-So by Hanumant Bhansali, Radio Sargam ...Unexpectedly the ace director leaves many gaps, without which the movie could have been a blockbuster and breathtaking.... full review

Thumbs up real bollywoood ...Salman towers around the film with his amazing screen presence and his efforts taken on his character are visible... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Veer, mounted on lush production values, shows you everything in hyperbole: the costumes and jewellery, the battlefield, the body count, the unattainably beautiful princess, and the comic-book style hero.... full review

Thumbs down by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...While the writers fail to connect the first half with the latter half and don't lend it real life credibility, the director fails in his job of editing it tightly.... full review

Thumbs down StarBoxOffice ...it is a tediously long and boring movie that could put you to sleep... full review

So-So by K K Rai, STARDUST ...His star power makes the character larger than life but lack of a solid script shows on his performance. ... full review

So-So by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...ou can savour the larger-than-life canvas, for some time at least. Periodically, you can enjoy the lavish expanse of this epic which boasts of some fine cinematography... full review

Thumbs down by flyingrodent, Upper Stall ...The performances are good enough, Mithunda (aaayyyeee!) is great as Dadda, brother Sohail is doing his bit of monkeying around as the younger bro, even the new girl Zarine Khan has her moments of looking pretty... full review

Thumbs down by SpiceZee Bureau, ZEENEWS.COM ...The movie vainly tries to rebuild the old world charm with numerous scenes of jousting, Gladiator style hand-to-hand combat and a ‘swayamwar’.... full review