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* AntiVillain: Veera is Type I.
** Dev arguably becomes Type III by the end of the movie.
* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]
* GrayAndGrayMorality
* HeroAntagonist: Dev although he does a lot of not-so-heroic things and arguably becomes a bigger villain in the movie than Beera himself.
* IAmSong: ''Beera''
* IHaveYourWife: Naturally.
* InspectorJavert: Dev
* ManipulativeBastard: Dev

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* %%* AntiVillain: Veera is Type I.
** %%** Dev arguably becomes Type III by the end of the movie.
* %%* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]
* %%* GrayAndGrayMorality
* %%* HeroAntagonist: Dev although he does a lot of not-so-heroic things and arguably becomes a bigger villain in the movie than Beera himself.
* %%* IAmSong: ''Beera''
* %%* IHaveYourWife: Naturally.
* %%* InspectorJavert: Dev
* %%* ManipulativeBastard: Dev



* AMatchMadeInStockholm
* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Dev
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Veera
* TheTrickster: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from Literature/{{Ramayana}}.
* VillainProtagonist: Veera though Anti-Villain would probably be a better term.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: How the villagers feel about Veera.

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* %%* AMatchMadeInStockholm
* %%* RoaringRampageOfRescue: Dev
* %%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Veera
* %%* TheTrickster: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from Literature/{{Ramayana}}.
* %%* VillainProtagonist: Veera though Anti-Villain would probably be a better term.
* %%* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: How the villagers feel about Veera.


* {{Trickster}}: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from Literature/{{Ramayana}}.

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* {{Trickster}}: TheTrickster: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from Literature/{{Ramayana}}.


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The director, ManiRatnam, filmed both the [[IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously. In the Tamil language version, entitled ''Raavanan'', Aishwarya Rai reprised her role as Ragini, while Vikram portrayed ''V''eera (the name changed slightly due to the phoneme differences between the two languages) and Prithviraj portrayed Dev.

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The director, ManiRatnam, filmed both the [[IndianLanguages [[UsefulNotes/IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously. In the Tamil language version, entitled ''Raavanan'', Aishwarya Rai reprised her role as Ragini, while Vikram portrayed ''V''eera (the name changed slightly due to the phoneme differences between the two languages) and Prithviraj portrayed Dev.



* MeaningfulName: Dev means god, and Veera means warrior. While the western viewer may not recognize it, this is actually pretty blatant symbolism, since versions of both are common words in many indian languages. They only get away with it since both words are commonly also used as names, but think, for example, if you have a Spanish movie where a character is named Jesus, and then he actually turns out to be a Jesus figure. ''That's'' how obvious it is.

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* MeaningfulName: Dev means god, and Veera means warrior. While the western viewer may not recognize it, this is actually pretty blatant symbolism, since versions of both are common words in many indian languages.UsefulNotes/IndianLanguages. They only get away with it since both words are commonly also used as names, but think, for example, if you have a Spanish movie where a character is named Jesus, and then he actually turns out to be a Jesus figure. ''That's'' how obvious it is.


* {{Trickster}}: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from {{Ramayana}}.

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* {{Trickster}}: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from {{Ramayana}}.Literature/{{Ramayana}}.


* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: How the villagers feel about Beera.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: How the villagers feel about Beera.Veera.


* AntiVillain: Beera is Type I.

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* AntiVillain: Beera Veera is Type I.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Beera

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: BeeraVeera



* VillainProtagonist: Beera though Anti-Villain would probably be a better term.

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* VillainProtagonist: Beera Veera though Anti-Villain would probably be a better term.


This version portrays Ravana in a more [[AntiHero sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Ravana as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary. In the Hindi language version, the Ravana {{Expy}} is [[Creator/AbhishekBachchan Beera]]. He kidnaps [[Creator/AishwaryaRai Ragini Sharma]], wife of policeman Dev Pratap Sharma. Beera seeks revenge for the death of his sister, who committed suicide after being arrested and raped by Dev's subordinates.

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This version portrays Ravana in a more [[AntiHero sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Ravana as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary. In the Hindi language version, the Ravana {{Expy}} is [[Creator/AbhishekBachchan Beera]]. He kidnaps [[Creator/AishwaryaRai Ragini Sharma]], wife of policeman Dev Pratap Sharma.Sharma (played by Vikram). Beera seeks revenge for the death of his sister, who committed suicide after being arrested and raped by Dev's subordinates.


This version portrays Ravana, in a more [[AntiHero sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Ravana as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary. In the Hindi language version, the Ravana {{Expy}} is [[Creator/AbhishekBachchan Beera]]. He kidnaps [[Creator/AishwaryaRai Ragini Sharma]], wife of policeman Dev Pratap Sharma. Beera seeks revenge for the death of his sister, who committed suicide after being arrested and raped by Dev's subordinates.

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This version portrays Ravana, Ravana in a more [[AntiHero sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Ravana as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary. In the Hindi language version, the Ravana {{Expy}} is [[Creator/AbhishekBachchan Beera]]. He kidnaps [[Creator/AishwaryaRai Ragini Sharma]], wife of policeman Dev Pratap Sharma. Beera seeks revenge for the death of his sister, who committed suicide after being arrested and raped by Dev's subordinates.



The switching of Vikram's role functioned to highlight the [[ShadesOfConflict grayness]] of the hero, since in one film he plays hero and in the other he plays villain. Of course, since most people only saw one version due to language barriers, the role switching is moot unless you're doing some sort of meta analysis. In a more practical sense, switching Vikram's role was a smart move commercially, since he played the anti-hero (Veera) for the Tamil audience, who know him as a respected actor. By contrast, Vikram is unknown to the Hindi audience, so he played the antagonist (Dev) in the Hindi movie, while the more popular Abhishek Bachchan played the hero.

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The switching of Vikram's role functioned to highlight the [[ShadesOfConflict grayness]] of the hero, since in one film he plays hero and in the other he plays villain. Of course, since most people only saw one version due to the language barriers, barrier, the role switching is moot unless you're doing some sort of meta analysis. In a more practical sense, switching Vikram's role was a smart move commercially, since he played the anti-hero (Veera) for the Tamil audience, who know him as a respected actor. By contrast, Vikram is unknown to the Hindi audience, so he played the antagonist (Dev) in the Hindi movie, while the more popular Abhishek Bachchan played the hero.


Inspired by the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. The director of DilSe, ManiRatnam, filmed both the [[IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously.

This version portrays Raavana, who in mythology is typically the villain, in a more [[AntiHero sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavana as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary. In the Hindi language version, Beera (Creator/AbhishekBachchan) kidnaps Ragini Sharma (Creator/AishwaryaRai) to avenge the death of his sister at the hands of her husband, Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram). In the Tamil language version, entitled ''Raavanan'', Aishwarya Rai reprised her role as Ragini, while Vikram portrayed ''V''eera (the name changed slightly due to the differences in phonemes between the two languages) and Prithviraj portrayed Dev.

The switching of Vikram's role functioned to highlight the [[ShadesOfConflict grayness]] of the hero, since in one film he plays hero and in the other he plays villain. Of course, since most people only saw one version due to language barriers, the role switching is moot unless you're doing some sort of meta analysis. In a more practical sense, switching Vikram's role was a smart move commercially, since he played the anti-hero (Veera) for the Tamil audience, where he is a well-known and respected actor. In contrast, Vikram is unknown to the Hindi audience, so he played the villain (Dev), and the more popular Abhishek Bachchan played the hero.

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Inspired by A retelling of the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. The director of DilSe, ManiRatnam, filmed both ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}'', the [[IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously.

famous legend of the god Rama, who invades [[UsefulNotes/SriLanka Lanka]] to rescue his wife from the demon king, Ravana.

This version portrays Raavana, who in mythology is typically the villain, Ravana, in a more [[AntiHero sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavana Ravana as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary. In the Hindi language version, Beera (Creator/AbhishekBachchan) the Ravana {{Expy}} is [[Creator/AbhishekBachchan Beera]]. He kidnaps [[Creator/AishwaryaRai Ragini Sharma (Creator/AishwaryaRai) to avenge Sharma]], wife of policeman Dev Pratap Sharma. Beera seeks revenge for the death of his sister at sister, who committed suicide after being arrested and raped by Dev's subordinates.

The director, ManiRatnam, filmed both
the hands of her husband, Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram). [[IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously. In the Tamil language version, entitled ''Raavanan'', Aishwarya Rai reprised her role as Ragini, while Vikram portrayed ''V''eera (the name changed slightly due to the phoneme differences in phonemes between the two languages) and Prithviraj portrayed Dev.

The switching of Vikram's role functioned to highlight the [[ShadesOfConflict grayness]] of the hero, since in one film he plays hero and in the other he plays villain. Of course, since most people only saw one version due to language barriers, the role switching is moot unless you're doing some sort of meta analysis. In a more practical sense, switching Vikram's role was a smart move commercially, since he played the anti-hero (Veera) for the Tamil audience, where he is who know him as a well-known and respected actor. In By contrast, Vikram is unknown to the Hindi audience, so he played the villain (Dev), and antagonist (Dev) in the Hindi movie, while the more popular Abhishek Bachchan played the hero.



* AlmostKiss

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* AlmostKissAlmostKiss: The film makes a point of saying that Veera/Beera "never touched" Ragini in all the time he held her captive. This is in the figurative sense: they did actually physically touch, several times, but not in a romantic way. This is a challenge of sorts to the original myth, where Rama accuses Sita of adultery after he rescues her.



** [[spoiler: Dev]] arguably becomes Type III by the end of the movie.

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** [[spoiler: Dev]] Dev arguably becomes Type III by the end of the movie.





The switching of Vikram's role functioned to highlight the grayness of the hero, since in one film he plays hero and in the other he plays villain. Of course, since most people only saw one version due to language barriers, the role switching is moot unless you're doing some sort of meta analysis. In a more practical sense, switching Vikram's role was a smart move commercially, since he played the anti-hero (Veera) for the Tamil audience, where he is a well-known and respected actor. In contrast, Vikram is unknown to the Hindi audience, so he played the villain (Dev), and the more popular Abhishek Bachchan played the hero.

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The switching of Vikram's role functioned to highlight the grayness [[ShadesOfConflict grayness]] of the hero, since in one film he plays hero and in the other he plays villain. Of course, since most people only saw one version due to language barriers, the role switching is moot unless you're doing some sort of meta analysis. In a more practical sense, switching Vikram's role was a smart move commercially, since he played the anti-hero (Veera) for the Tamil audience, where he is a well-known and respected actor. In contrast, Vikram is unknown to the Hindi audience, so he played the villain (Dev), and the more popular Abhishek Bachchan played the hero.


In the Hindi version, Beera (Creator/AbhishekBachchan) kidnaps Ragini Sharma (Creator/AishwaryaRai) to avenge the death of his sister at the hands of her husband, Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram).

In the Tamil version, named Raavanan, Aishwarya Rai repeated her portrayal of Ragini, while Vikram portrayed Veera and Prithviraj portrayed Dev Sharma.

Inspired by the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}'', the director of DilSe, ManiRatnam, filmed both the [[IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously.

Interestingly, this version portrays the villain Raavan in a more [[AntiVillain sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavan as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary.

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Inspired by the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}''. The director of DilSe, ManiRatnam, filmed both the [[IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously.

This version portrays Raavana, who in mythology is typically the villain, in a more [[AntiHero sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavana as anything except evil despite copious evidence to the contrary.
In the Hindi language version, Beera (Creator/AbhishekBachchan) kidnaps Ragini Sharma (Creator/AishwaryaRai) to avenge the death of his sister at the hands of her husband, Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram).

(Vikram). In the Tamil language version, named Raavanan, entitled ''Raavanan'', Aishwarya Rai repeated reprised her portrayal of role as Ragini, while Vikram portrayed Veera ''V''eera (the name changed slightly due to the differences in phonemes between the two languages) and Prithviraj portrayed Dev Sharma.

Inspired by
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The switching of Vikram's role functioned to highlight
the ''Literature/{{Ramayana}}'', grayness of the director of DilSe, ManiRatnam, filmed both hero, since in one film he plays hero and in the [[IndianLanguages Hindi and Tamil]] versions simultaneously.

Interestingly, this
other he plays villain. Of course, since most people only saw one version portrays due to language barriers, the role switching is moot unless you're doing some sort of meta analysis. In a more practical sense, switching Vikram's role was a smart move commercially, since he played the anti-hero (Veera) for the Tamil audience, where he is a well-known and respected actor. In contrast, Vikram is unknown to the Hindi audience, so he played the villain Raavan in a (Dev), and the more [[AntiVillain sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavan as anything except evil despite copious evidence to popular Abhishek Bachchan played the contrary.
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* MeaningfulName: Dev means god, and Veera means warrior. While the western viewer may not recognize it, this is actually pretty blatant symbolism, since versions of both are common words in many indian languages. They only get away with it since both words are commonly also used as names, but think, for example, if you have a Spanish movie where a character is named Jesus, and then he actually turns out to be a Jesus figure. ''That's'' how obvious it is.


In the Hindi version, Beera (Creator/AbhishekBachchan) kidnaps Ragini Sharma (AishwaryaRai) to avenge the death of his sister at the hands of her husband, Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram).

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In the Hindi version, Beera (Creator/AbhishekBachchan) kidnaps Ragini Sharma (AishwaryaRai) (Creator/AishwaryaRai) to avenge the death of his sister at the hands of her husband, Dev Pratap Sharma (Vikram).


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Interestingly, this version portrays the villain Raavan in a more [[AntiVillain sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavan as anything except a CompleteMonster despite copious evidence to the contrary.

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Interestingly, this version portrays the villain Raavan in a more [[AntiVillain sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavan as anything except a CompleteMonster evil despite copious evidence to the contrary.



Interestingly, this version portrays the villain Raavan in a more [[AntiVillain sympathetic]] fashion while Rama is portrayed as an InspectorJavert unwilling to consider Raavan as anything except a CompleteMonster despite copious evidence to the contrary.



* AlmostKiss:
* DownerEnding:
* GrayAndGrayMorality:

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* AlmostKiss:
AlmostKiss
* DownerEnding:
AntiVillain: Beera is Type I.
** [[spoiler: Dev]] arguably becomes Type III by the end of the movie.
* GrayAndGrayMorality:[[spoiler: DownerEnding]]
* GrayAndGrayMorality



* IAmSong: Beera

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* IAmSong: Beera''Beera''



* InspectorJavert: Dev



* AMatchMadeInStockholm:

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* AMatchMadeInStockholm: AMatchMadeInStockholm



* {{Trickster}}: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from {{Ramayana}}

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* {{Trickster}}: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda is essentially Hanuman from {{Ramayana}} {{Ramayana}}.


* {{Trickster}}: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda, is the [[Literature/{{Ramayana}}Hanuman]] character.

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* {{Trickster}}: Sanjeevani Kumar, played by Govinda, Govinda is the [[Literature/{{Ramayana}}Hanuman]] character. essentially Hanuman from {{Ramayana}}

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