() is a 2004 Hindi
film directed by Yash Chopra
. The movie stars Shahrukh Khan
, Preity Zinta
and Rani Mukerji
in the leading roles, with Kirron Kher
, Divya Dutta
and Anupam Kher
in supporting roles. Veteran actors Amitabh Bachchan
and Hema Malini
make special appearances in the film. The dialogues were written by Aditya Chopra
Set against the backdrop of conflict between India
, this star-crossed
romance follows the unfortunate love story of an Indian Air Force
Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh, and a Pakistani woman hailing from a rich political family of Lahore
, Zaara Haayat Khan, who are separated for over twenty years. Saamiya Siddiqui, a Pakistani lawyer, finds Veer in prison, and upon listening to his story, tries to get him freed.
Highly anticipated pre-release, the film eventually became the top-grossing Bollywood
film of the year at both the Indian and the international box office, earning over Rs.
750 million worldwide, in addition to being showcased at numerous prominent film festivals around the world. The music of the film, based on old compositions by the late Madan Mohan
with lyrics by Javed Akhtar
, was also successful. Upon its theatrical release, Veer-Zaara
received mostly positive reviews from critics. The film won several awards in major Indian film award ceremonies, including the Most Popular Film
award at the National Film Awards
and the Best Movie award at the annual Filmfare......