Veer-Zaara (2004)

 ●  Hindi ● 3 hrs 17 mins

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Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh, a pilot in the Indian air force, rescues the stranded Zaara, a woman from Pakistan, following a bus accident, and their lives are forever bound. With all the ingredients of a classic love story, the film is a tale of love, separation, courage and sacrifice that unfolds over 22 years.
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Cast: Preity Zinta, Shah Rukh Khan

Crew: Yash Chopra (Director), Anil Mehta (Director of Photography), Madan Mohan Kohli (Music Director), Sanjeev Kohli (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Musical, Romance

Release Dates: 12 Nov 2004 (India)

Tagline: A love legend

Hindi Name: वीर-ज़ारा

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Did you know? Veer's prisoner number is 786, which Saamiya sees as a good omen. According to the Arabic language system, which assigns numerical values to each letter, the number 786 is the numerical value of the phrase "Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim" ("In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful"), the first verse in the Qur'an. Read More
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as Zaara Hayaat Khan
as Veer Pratap Singh
as Chaudhary Sumer Singh
as Maati
as Razaa Shirazi
as Jailor
as Zakir Ahmed
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as Jahangir Hayaat Khan
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as Shabbo
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as Mariam Hayaat Khan
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as Saamiya Siddiqui
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as Flt. Lt. Vinod Negi
as Bebe

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: YRF Music
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05:31
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04:55
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Udit Narayan
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04:25
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06:11
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04:17
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
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06:52
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05:16
Lyricist: Javed Akhtar
Playback Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Taglines:
A love legend
Goofs:
Continuity
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.
Trivia:
This was one of the few Indian movies to officially release its original tunes, inclusive of songs and background music.

This movie marks Yash Chopra's fourth directorial venture starring Shahrukh Khan in the lead.

The character of Saamiya Siddiqui is based on Pakistani human rights activist and well-known lawyer Asma Jehangir.

Maati (Hema Malini), affectionately addresses Veer as Veeru. Hema Malini had acted in Sholay alongside her husband Dharmendra, who played a character named Veeru.

The film was originally going to be called "Yeh Kahaan Aa Gaye Hum" named after the song from Silsila, but Yash Chopra felt that "Veer-Zaara" went better with the epic mood of the film. However, a song in the film twisted the title and became "Yeh Hum Aa Gaye Hai Kahaan".

There was no bus service between Amritsar and Lahore. However, recently there have been demands and plans from both sides of the border for such a bus service, and on 11 December 2005, a year and a month after the movie released, the service was given a trial run. A success, the service commenced on 20th January 2006.

Anupam Kher stars with his wife Kiron Kher in this film, although they don't share the same frame.

Veer's prisoner number is 786, which Saamiya sees as a good omen. According to the Arabic language system, which assigns numerical values to each letter, the number 786 is the numerical value of the phrase "Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim" ("In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful"), the first verse in the Qur'an.

Yash Chopra cast Preity Zinta because she was known to portray tomboys and Westernized girls, and he wanted someone who could easily transform into a character who was the complete opposite.
Movie Connection(s):
Featured in: Billu Barber (Hindi)
Referenced in: Dil Bole Hadippa! (Hindi)
Referenced in: Salaam-E-Ishq (Hindi)
Referenced in: Dil Mange More (Hindi)