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Experience and enjoy the magic of the romantic drama, Veer Zaara on Blu Ray. One of the fine Yash Chopra movies, this is a saga of unfailing love of two lovers belonging to enemy countries, Veer and Zaara. You'll find the signature Yash Chopra charm in this one as well. Featuring Preity Zinta and Shahrukh Khan in the lead roles, Veer Zaara is a star studded epic, with well-known names like Kiron Kher, Boman Irani, Rani Mukerji, Zohra Sehgal, Divya Dutta, Anupan Kher and Manoj Bajpai. It also has special appearances by Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. This epic drama won the Filmfare Best Film of the Year 2004, was declared Popular Film at the National Film Awards and of course, many more that year. If you're a die-hard fan of Shahrukh Khan movies, the Veer Zaara movie is a must watch.
The story is narrated by Veer Pratap Singh, a prisoner in Pakistan, to Saamiya Siddiqui, his lawyer. Veer Zaara movie begins with a sprightly Pakistani girl, Zaara, about to cross the border to reach Kiratpur. She is out to fulfil the last wish of her late governess, of immersing her remains in the Satluj river. The bus that she is on, topples over and she is saved by Veer, who helps her out. Before he can confess his love, he discovers she is engaged. Though Zaara returns, she realises, she is in love with Veer and sends him a message through her maid. When Veer arrives, Zaara expresses her love, much to the anger of Raza, Zaara's fiance, who declares him a spy. 22 years later, Saamiya Siddiqui, a young lawyer seeks justice. Where has Zaara been? Is Veer finally released? Watch Veer Zaara on Blu Ray to find out!
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language : Hindi
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 90 Grams
- Director : Yash Chopra
- Media Format : Anamorphic
- Release date : 12 November 2004
- Actors : Shah Rukh Khan
- Dubbed: : Hindi
- Studio : Yashraj
- ASIN : B00G2UIQ08
- Country of Origin : India
- Manufacturer : Yashraj
- Item Weight : 90 g
- Best Sellers Rank: #815 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
- #113 in Romance (Movies & TV Shows)
- #252 in Drama
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Reviewed in India on 28 September 2015
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great 5.1 Dolby digital sound Theater like feel... amazing.
2 disc in this box.. movie plus exclusive Bouns Disc
All saga include what u want in bouns disc. perfect..
lovely YRF DVD Box.
over all u must buy it.
At the time of 2:50 out of 3:10.
Surprised and tears come out.
Long minutes of the scenes by then is not wasteful.
The life is much much longer, and their sacrifice, devotion, care and love...
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What's with all SRK's shaking? Estimate he was approx. 28 yrs old as a helicopter pilot then 22 yrs in prison = only 50 yrs old & was absurdly trying to shake like a old man in his 70-80's - it did not look right - looked fake & very distracting. He did not pull it off. - Stick to comedy. [yes, I know Bollywood wants us to throw realism out the door but still very distracting]. Surprising we did not experience the "bring your hankies/ tear jerker effect [OK.maybe a little during his speech to the judge] but certainly not to the degree the other 80 reviewers said it would be.
Bollywood always delivered the whole pkg to us, humor, romance, dancing, sometimes some wild car chases, music, drama, & choked up tears at the end. We give 5 stars to every other  Bollywood movie we've seen, and as us Bollywood movie fans know, they run a lot longer than Hollywood movies but the time just rushes by - not the case in this movie, clocking in at 3 hrs & 15 minuets, it did drag & I was looking at the clock for the first time. - I think it was that the sadness ran throughout a good part of the movie with no breaks for humor that made it seem longer - it dragged & this was the first time a Bollywood movie did that.
So as one could see this movie was a let-down for us, I guess the 5 star reviewers thought it was the "Gone with the Wind" of Bollywood but I don't want to watch that movie either. So far we both rank "The Chennai Express" as the best Bollywood we've seen because it had ALL the elements of a Bollywood movie including the hankies at the end.
So now we are at a stand-still with Bollywood movies after seeing the one, the first one to pull a hold on renting others. If some other reader of this post, [I doubt it make make a difference with all the 5 star reviews] has a suggestions of other Bollywood movies to rent - [knowing what we like] best we appreciate any suggestions.
Oh, I forgot to mention, we really noted the Pakistan / India countries clash - a lot of people don't know that is it still happening on at an intense level TODAY. therefore, this movie gives a true history lesson regarding that. That will fly overs viewer heads if they are not keeping up with today's news.
Even though my parents are from India, my brother and I didn't watch many Hindi/Bollywood movies growing up. At home, my family either spoke English or Konkani (an Indo-Aryan language belonging to the Indo-European family of languages spoken on the western coast of India as well as the official language of the state of Goa, and a minority language in the state of Karnataka and northern Kerala) so with the exception of the sporadic Hindi classes we took as children, we did not have much experience with Hindi.
Because we understand very little (just a few random words, phrases, etc.) of Hindi, and subtitles were not available on the VHS tapes, we had to rely on our mom for translation of the dialogue. Though I'm sure she tried her best, what would inevitably happen is that while she was translating one segment of conversation, she would miss the next one, so there would be huge gaps in the translation, and often essential dialogue would deliberately (if she didn't want to translate something, thinking we weren't old enough to hear it) or accidently left out. So we had to figure out the story from the pictures and inconsistent & incomplete translations.
As a result, we didn't watch many Bollywood movies growing up (the only Hindi movies I saw in childhood & adolescence were Gopal Krishna , Masoom , Ramayana , Mahabharat , and a couple/few others)
I can count on one hand (with a couple of extra fingers!) or maybe two hands at the most, the number of Hindi movies I saw as a child.
But since the advent of DVDs, and Youtube, and online movie streaming, I've started watching a lot more Bollywood (and other genre) movies with English subtitles and I've been REALLY enjoying it! I LOVE BOLLYWOOD movies!
Out of all the Bollywood movies that I've now seen (at least a few dozen) "Veer Zaara" is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE movie!
Veer-Zaara is a poignant film about the sacrifices of true love, and stars Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, with supporting roles by Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Kirron Kher, Manoj Bajpai, and Boman Irani.
Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh (Shahrukh Khan) is a rescue pilot with the Indian Air Force, an orphan who was raised by his aunt & uncle (with Hema Malini, and Amitabh Bachchan in guest-starring roles) and as a child dreamed of flying, and following the legacy of his father (who died in service to the country).
Capt Veer Pratap Singh is living his dream as a rescue pilot when he is called to assist at the scene of a bus accident, and he meets Zaara Hayaat Khan (Preity Zinta), a naive young Pakistani girl who is traveling alone from Lahore, Pakistan to the holy Sikh city of Kiritpur in India, to scatter the ashes of "Bebe", her beloved Sikh nanny, and fulfill her dying wish.
Veer saves Zaara's life, and after a whirlwind friendship & romance, neither of their lives is ever the same again.
Twenty-two years later (set in the present-day -- 2004 at the time) an idealistic young lawyer Saamiya Siddiqui (Rani Mukherjee) who is working for the Human Rights Commission, trying to fill the large footprints of her late father (also a defender of human rights) gets her first case, and comes face-to-face with an aging Veer Pratap Singh. He has been rotting away in a prison cell in Lahore, Pakistan for the past 22 years, labeled as an Indian spy, Rajesh Rathod. But because Veer Singh "remained silent" since his arrest over two decades earlier, never speaking to anyone (even during his years of incarceration) no one (like other lawyers) was able to defend him.
But now, the case of Veer Pratap Singh has been re-opened by the Pakistani Government, and as Saamiya is assigned to be his defense attorney, she needs to unearth the TRUE reason why Veer Pratap Singh is behind bars.
Though reluctant to speak, at first, eventually Veer opens up to Saamiya, and his story tumbles out (in flashback scenes) of how he met Zaara, their whirlwind friendship & romance, and their falling in love and all that happened afterward -- a story of love, duty, courage and the sacrifices of true love.
Veer Zara is not an ordinary story -- it is a LOVE LEGEND! Veer and Zaara's love legend!
This 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 & deepens with sacrifice. A love that is an inspiration.....and will remain a legend forever!
A BEAUTIFUL movie in every way!!!
☆★☆★☆ 5 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!
The incarcerated man is Veer Pratap Singh (Shahrukh Khan), who used to be a squadron leader and rescue pilot for the Indian Air Force. For reasons yet unknown to the audience, he has languished in a Pakistani prison cell for 22 years, designated numerally as Prisoner #786. For 22 years, he has served out his sentence in utter silence. But, now, into his life enters Saamiya Siddiqui, a young Pakistani lawyer (Rani Mukerji) on her first case. The odds are stacked against Saamiya as absolutely no one wants her to succeed in her profession. She takes on Veer Pratap Singh's case, anyway. And she does what no one else has been able to do, which is coax Veer into a conversation. Slowly, torturously, he begins to tell her of his life and of his one great love, Zaara. And, so, the flashbacks roll.
"Just for two moments, the caravans of our dreams made a stop. And then you went your way and I went mine." Lyrics, beautiful and poetic, from one of the many fabulous songs in this film ("Do Pal"), and the vivid imagery evoked thru the same. Would you care for an epic love story? Maybe take a break from the grind and for a bit of time wallow with your head in the clouds? Yash Chopra's VEER-ZAARA is an opus of a thing, coming out in 2004 and featuring dazzling performances by an all-star cast and a delirious, sweeping romance.
Set in the backdrop of the always contentious Indian-Pakistani conflict, VEER-ZAARA, predominantly in flashbacks, tells the star-crossed story of Veer Pratap Singh and his Pakistani love Zaara Hayaat Khan (Preity Zinta). Differing nationalities aside, Zaara also happens to be the daughter of an eminent politician. And Zaara is very much engaged, this arranged marriage intended to unite two influential political families. It just was never meant to be for Veer and Zaara, no matter how much they love each other. And, then, to save the honor of the girl he loves, Veer Pratap Singh willingly goes to prison, unjustly accused as a spy. Until, 22 years later, his lawyer Saamiya appears out of the blue to fight tooth and nail for his freedom.
While it's undeniable that his films with Kajol put Shahrukh Khan on the map, his works with Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta have kept him on top. Both Rani and Preity are here, and they are both terrific (in fact, the whole cast is terrific). Shahrukh Khan, as usual, towers above everyone, compelling as ever, the embodiment of a movie star. While very good in the flashback sequences, Shahrukh really shines as the 22-years-older Veer Pratap Singh, with trembling hands and a weary demeanor, forlornly fingering a cherished anklet. Shahrukh, when not being the over-the-top Shahrukh, can be amazingly effective when he chooses to be more restrained in his acting (check out Swades or Chak De India DVD ). Here, he is simply marvelous, and don't be at all surprised if the emotional speech he delivers in the courtroom near the end puts a lump in the throat.
VEER-ZAARA is a loooong movie, running a smidgen over three hours. But it's very much worth watching and experiencing. The film makes you buy into the mushy stuff, things like the haunting poetry caught in a song, the sheer courage of a sacrifice made unbeknownst, the weight of shattered hopes and dreams channeled on a bauble, as well as treasured clung-to memories lavished on the same. VEER-ZAARA, to spoiler things a bit, tells not of a love spurned or denied, but of a love simply put on hold. This is a very lyrical film, with magnificent cinematography showing off the beauty of India's landscape. There are many fabulous songs here, with seriously extravagant production values on the musical numbers (my favorite is the celebratory "Lodi"). And I haven't even mentioned that the great Amitabh Bachchan has a wonderful supporting role. And, lastly, if you enjoy courtroom dramas, the last 45 minutes or so of this film centers on the unproven Saamiya attempting to exonerate Veer in court, as she goes up against the powerhouse law firm which used to employ her. So, yes, it's also very much an underdog story.
A beautiful film.