When the first look of Salman Khan's Anil Sharma directed period drama flick VEER was unveiled, the reactions were quite negative, with the some even resorting to sarcasm comparing Salman's look in VEER to the one he sported in one of the biggest duds of his career, SURYAVANSHI. But what everyone conveniently forgot was that the director of VEER is Anil Sharma, who has given GADAR: EK PREM KATHA, one of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema.
Not many will remember that when the first promos/ look of Anil Sharma's GADAR were out, the reactions that it received were almost similar to what Salman's VEER received. There was a lot of criticism of its old, jaded look with a section of the media poking fun at its trailers especially in comparison to LAGAAN, which was a stylish period film and released alongside GADAR.
However defying all logic and putting all criticism to rest, Sunny Deol's power packed performance created mass hysteria and the film went on to become one of the biggest hits in the history of Indian cinema, netting 70 crores, beating LAGAAN (27-28 crores) and every other competition that came in it's way.
The director of GADAR, Anil Sharma proved once again (after HUKUMAT, ELAAN-E-JANG and TAHALKA etc.) that he is a big canvas director and could handle big budget films and big stars with ease. Even his THE HERO-LOVE STORY OF A SPY received a historic opening and his last outing with the three Deols, APNE managed to survive the onslaught of Himesh's musical extravaganza AAP KA SURROOR and Emraan Hashmi's well made, AWARAPAN.
To sum up Salman's VEER is definitely in capable hands and there is no reason why Salman fans can't expect a GADAR out of VEER. Here's hoping that it does!