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A star-crossed love affair has political as well as emotional repercussions in this Bollywood romantic drama. Veer Pratap Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) is an officer and pilot in the Indian Air Force who one day meets a beautiful Pakistani heiress, Zaara Hayaat Khan (Preity Zinta), as she travels to a small Indian village to scatter the ashes of one of her family's loyal servants. Veer has family in the village, and while most Indians show no affection for Pakistanis, his aunt and uncle are willing to take Zaara in for the night. It isn't long before Veer finds himself falling for her; however, Veer learns that Zaara is engaged to another man, Raza (Manoj Bajpai), a cruel and humorless Pakistani. A friend of Zaara contacts Veer and tells him that Zaara wants out of her engagement and has strong feelings for him, but when he comes to her rescue, matters take a turn for the worse and Veer winds up in jail. Twenty years later, Veer is still behind bars, and finds that his case is being given a new trial, but while he has a new chance at freedom, he discovers his lawyer will be going up against a state attorney who has never lost a case. Veer-Zaara was one of the first Indian blockbusters to open in India, the United States, and the United Kingdom at the same time.

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Shah Rukh Khan
as Veer Pratap Singh
Preity Zinta
as Zaara Hayaat Khan
Rani Mukerji
as Saamiya Siddiqui
Kiron Kher
as Mariam Hayaat Khan
Boman Irani
as Jahangir Hayaat Khan
Anupam Kher
as Zakir Ahmed
Amitabh Bachchan
as Chaudhary Sumer Singh
Manoj Bajpai
as Razaa Shirazi
Tom Alter
as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Veer-Zaara

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Veer-Zaara

  • Jan 19, 2011
    3 hours of epic awesomeness... Veer-Zaara is a fun, tear-jerking, romantic musical with a powerful message of doing what is right and honorable, true love conquering all, the truth that sets you free, and the equality of all men and women no matter what race or religion. I enjoyed this tremendously. It was heart-pounding at times and so well-acted and directed.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 30, 2008
    This movie was cute and sad, I was surprised how much I really liked it.
    Marion R Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2007
    An excellent love story! Yash Chopra is a great director. Fascinating story plot. Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Shahrukh Khan, and Amitabh Bachchan are all phenomenal in this. Great music!
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • Apr 08, 2007
    If I had to use one word to describe this movie, I would use "Beautiful". It's very entertaining. And the acting is just amazing.
    Maryam T Super Reviewer

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