Director: Anil Sharma
Writers: Salman Khan
Stars: Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Jackie Shroff
Set in 1875 and starring Bollywood legend Salman Khan as Veer, this is the love story of an Indian warrior under the British Raj. With the arrival of the British, Indian Kings and Nawabs entrust their treasured kingdoms to the foreigners. Not so Veer. Being a member of the Pindari, he prefers death to dishonour and decides to fight the invaders.
The stakes are raised when he falls in love with Princess Yashodhara (Zarine Kahn), daughter of a British collaborator and his sworn enemy, played by Jackie Shroff. Veer takes on the might of the British Empire and its allies not only for justice, but also to win his true love.
Salman Khan, who wrote the story for the film, gained one and half times his body weight to fit the role. Over 20 years in the making, Khan’s hard work and determination finally paid off when he completed his ‘dream project’.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham provided the perfect period location for Director, Anil Sharma, to stage a funeral sequence, a winter scene and a Victorian Street, all within its grounds.
Rochester Castle became the romantic backdrop for a musical sequence complete with horse and carriage.
The Historic Dockyard Chatham is set over 80 acres on part of the site of the former royal/naval dockyard at Chatham. The site boasts 100 Georgian and Victorian buildings, cobbled streets and a Cold War submarine and Victorian ropery. Previously filmed at The Historic Dockyard Chatham include The Crown (2016), Great Expectations (2012) and Wayfaring Stranger (2008).
Rochester Castle is a 12th Century Castle which prides itself on being one of the best preserved castles in England. The castle is set in beautiful gardens and overlooks the River Medway and has been used for filming by ITV’s Rugby World Cup Opening Titles (2015) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (2012).
Veer is out on DVD.
For more information about the film visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1185412/
For more information about The Historic Dockyard Chatham visit http://www.chdt.org.uk/
For more information about Rochester Castle: http://www.visitmedway.org/attractions/rochester-castle/8208
For more information about Kent’s Filming History please visit our Movie Map: http://kentfilmoffice.co.uk/kent-movie-map/moviemap-live-2/