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Veera Review

Veera
Deepa Garimella / fullhyd.com
EDITOR RATING
2.5
Performances
Script
Music/Soundtrack
Visuals
7.0
2.0
4.0
6.0
Suggestions
Can watch again
No
Good for kids
No
Good for dates
No
Wait to rent it
No
See, here is the thing: a half-decent film must necessarily consist of scenes that either make you care about it, or make some godforsaken sense. Veera, well-rounded in its lousiness, does neither. And yet, it audaciously traipses on, firm in its faith that this is the blockbuster you've been waiting for all summer.

It all starts when the son of Shaam (Shaam), a kickass cop, has been just kidnapped and killed. Shaam doesn't intend to tell his wife and parents that his kid has just died till he kills the killer, by the way (because the family would be heartbroken - duh!). This hush-up is conveniently taken care of as the boy is supposed to be in residential school and needs to be in touch only once a week.

When Shaam is being clobbered by the goons, a random fighter pops into the scene and announces that he's the guy appointed to protect Shaam and his family. Just like any senior police officer whose family member has been recently murdered would do, Shaam doesn't check his new recruit's credentials until the interval, by which time Deva has entered Shaam's home and the hearts of everyone in it.

As it turns out, Deva is not the real Deva. Deva (the fake one) has a past, in which he is actually Veera. Veera is the son of a popular Sadashivapuram MLA. In this past, he also has a wife (Kajal) who won't let him sleep with her (to be precise, as the movies describe it, she isn't allowing the "first night" to be conducted) until he romances her properly.

And in the meantime, in the present, Pradeep Rawat prowls around in a saffron robe, hunting for Shaam's wife Satya (Sridevi). After everything in the story is laid bare, after every cliché has been run through, after every lame dialogue has been uttered, you realize that sense had left the building ages ago.

Most probably, so did the writers. And a lot else. Veera is a movie no one seems to have cared about while filming. The makers evidently wanted to make a "typical Telugu film", and thus made Veera nothing more than a convenient collage of villains, fights and songs.

The plot looks like one huge, extended typo. Characters meaninglessly walk in and out. For example, how is Dharmavarapu even connected to the story?

Plus, there are so many villains that you lose track of who wants what. The fights are gory as well - and in a silly way, with limbs and heads being chopped (and gleefully copy-pasted elsewhere on the screen). And pointing out logical flaws in Veera is like counting the number of holes in a... ermm ...hole.

Ravi Teja seems uninterested. He and Brahmanandam struggle to create comedy in a few scenes, but the battle was lost on the writing board. As for Divya Vani, who brings back memories of the villain's wife in Panchakshari with her spectacular make-up and acting, well, we feel sorry. Roja has a dignified presence.

Kajal is pleasant, but is given near-obscene lines and a vulgar romantic track. Shaam has very (yes, very) bad lip sync. Taapsee is in this just for the songs - she's obviously being used to recreate the "glamorous" '90s heroine, complete with pout, skimpy clothes and suggestive body language.

Thaman was evidently told to dish out a bunch of "mass" tunes, and he comes up with music that is the acoustic equivalent of a bloodbath. Which actually sits pretty with the rest of the film.
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  • Cast
    Ravi Teja, Taapsee, Shaam, Kajal Aggarwal, Pradeep Rawat, Nasseer, Divya Vani, Roja, Rahul Dev, Brahmanandam, Venu Madhav, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam
  • Music
    Thaman
  • Director
    Ramesh Verma
  • Theatres
    Not screening currently in any theatres in Hyderabad.
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Can watch again - No
Good for kids - No
Good for dates - No
Wait to rent it - No
Bhaskar on 22nd May 2011, 10:37pm | Permalink
Worst movie of Ravi Teja. I do not know how the makers have taken the audience for granted. Why not Ravi teja advise the director? it seems the producer was taken for a ride by the director. Outdated scenes, cheap dialogues, disgusting comedy...
VamC on 20th May 2011, 6:33pm | Permalink
Baboiiiiii...... The editor here has been very very very very very very(infinite verys) liberal in giving 2.5 here..... I guess this is the worst possible movie for Ravi Teja.... Serious suggestion: Never dare to even download this movie from net, put aside going to the theatre..... Cheapest way to commit a suicide....!!!!
I seriously thought of giving a Zero but the editor didn't provide one....!!!!

Pros: Nothing....Absolute Nothing....!!!
Cons: What Not...!!!
RATING
1
Movie buff on 20th May 2011, 4:35pm | Permalink
A definite no to any class of audience.One of those worst movies of the year with nothing appealing or exciting. Horrible story line,clue less direction and disgusting performances. Raviteja the most energetic actor has failed completely in chosing a convincing story line or a worthy director. Tapsee is just not suitable to be a heroine n the only saving grace is kajals glamour with exception granted to her role and performance which she hardly has a control over.comedy is funny as it adds pain than laughs.songs r good on music machines bt presented in the worst possible manner.cant name one department of the film that deserves a positive mention.

Pros: nothing
Cons: nothing
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