January 17, 2010

Braveheart SALMAN!

The brawny superstar’s latest film is on the lines of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart and Brad Pitt’s Troy

Salman Khan’s latest, Veer, a period drama, is quintessentially Bollywood, of course, but its makers feel that it has a strong international appeal as well. They’ve put a lot of effort into making the epic, an Eros International Media Ltd presentation and Vijay Galani Moviez production, on par with international standards.
In fact, there’s a feeling among them that Veer has interesting parallels with Hollywood films like
Gladiator, Troy and Braveheart. Mel Gibson wrote Braveheart, while Salman penned Veer himself. “Salman is the ideal star to play a warrior; his low voice and impressive physique combine to give him a huge screen presence. He is a larger-thanlife persona who can add charisma to a vengeancedriven heroic character,” says Galani.
Director Anil Sharma has tried to give Veer the feel of a classic epic project. It was shot extensively in Rajasthan, where action sequences involving thousands of fighters, horses, hundreds of elephants and camels, including huge sequences such as a train robbery and a full-fledged war, were shot. Shooting also took place across the United Kingdom, using chariots, vintage costumes, horse carts and items distinctive of the late 19th century. In fact, it’s the first Bollywood film to be shot in the premises of the Buckingham Palace. Salman took almost 20 years to write this saga of a freedom fighter, a Pindari soldier who fought for social justice and independence. “Rarely does an entertainment house get the opportunity to work with superstars to produce a movie that’s of the grandeur and scale of Veer; the magic of storytelling on a large canvas, a story written by the lead star himself. At Eros, we believe that this could well kickstart a trend in Indian cinema,” says managing director and group CEO - India, Eros International Media Ltd, AP Parigi, about the film that’s going to be released on January 22, 2010.

SOURCE - DELHI TIMES (The Times Of India) dated 16th January, 2010


Pardesi said...

Hmm - the actions looks good, the vistas are stunning, but some of the songs give me a bad Yuvraaj vibe. I hope it works for Sallu Bhai - it seems that he is finally getting serious about his career.

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