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Total Votes: 23
Release Date 12 November, 2004
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Budget ₹23 crores
Box Office India ₹42 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹98 crores
Genre, ,
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Synopsis

Squadron Leader Veer Pratap Singh is a rescue pilot with the Indian Air Force, who risks his own life to save the lives of others. One day, on duty, he comes across a stranded Zaara Hayaat Khan, a Pakistani and falls in love with her.

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹2.46 crores
First Weekend₹9.79 crores
First Week₹17.57 crores
Second Week₹9.44 crores
Third Week₹5.13 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹42 crores
Worldwide Gross₹98 crores
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True Adj Domestic Net ₹140.28 (
+98.28
) crores
True Adj Worldwide Gross ₹327.32 (
+229.32
) crores

Movie Reception

Veer Zaara opened extremely well and took the second highest opening of the year. The film did well over the first weekend and became the highest grosser in its first three days. Because of the stronghold on the weekdays, Veer Zaara became the top earner among all films in the domestic market.

It crossed the mark of Rs. 17 crores in its first seven days and also maintained itself strong in the second week. Veer Zaara came at the second spot in terms of the earning in the week 2. Due to its powerful performance in the lifetime, it became the highest Hindi grosser of the year.

In the overseas market, Veer Zaara collected Rs. 55 crores and became the highest grosser Indian film in that year. It was declared a blockbuster in the overseas.

Full Cast & Characters

ACTOR NAMECHARACTER NAME
Shahrukh KhanVeer Pratap Singh
Preity ZintaZaara Hayat Khan
Rani MukerjiSaamiya Siddiqui
Akhilendra MishraPakistani jailor
Kirron KherMariyam Hayat Khan
Boman IraniJehangir Hayat Khan
Divya DuttaShabbo
Anupam KherZakir Ahmed
Zohra SehgalBebe
Tom AlterDoctor
Manoj BajpayeeRaza Sharazi (special appearance)
Amitabh BachchanChoudhary Sumer Singh (cameo appearance)
Hema MaliniSaraswati Kaur (cameo appearance)

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Rani Mukherjee's role is inspired by a Pakistani Human Rights Activist, Asma Jehangir.
  • Before the release of this film, there were no bus services between Lahore & Amritsar. After a year of this film, the bus service was given a trial run.
  • All the prison scenes were shot in just one day.
  • For a song, Amitabh suggested the name of famous Punjabi singer, Gurdaas Maan.
  • This film stars husband-wife, Anupam Kher & Kiron Kher. But, they don't share any scene together.
  • Preity Zinta was the only choice for the female lead as the director wanted to show her another side. The actress was stereotyped for portraying only westernized roles.
  • The role played by Manoj Bajpayee was first offered to Ajay Devgan.
  • Karan Johar was the costume designer of SRK.

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