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Alternate endings to Veer Zaara

Last weekend I ended up watching the movie Veer Zaara which played in one of the Hindi satellite channels. Whether it was a commercial success or not, I found the plot too hard to digest. The presentation was too slow for my comfort and I have never liked 60+ singers singing for 30- heroines. My better half loves such romantic movies and thus I had no choice but to sit through, while constantly commenting about this and that.

For those who haven't seen the movie, the plot is as follows. Indian Air Force pilot (hero) meets a Pakistani girl (heroine) who is on an Indian visit and falls in love. He goes to Pakistan to ask her hand in marriage. Her alliance has been arranged with a Pakistani (villain), who promptly gets hero arrested as an Indian spy. The only way to get a release is by revealing his romance, which he doesn't - to protect her "izzat". He languishes in Pak jail. The bus in which he was returning to India (before he was arrested) has an accident an…