The Veteran centers on the post-retirement life of Robert Miller, a veteran soldier who’s embarked on a mission to put down a group of local gangsters who are wrecking havoc upon the city.
Despite being well-equipped with the prowess required for the job, it’s not a cakewalk for Miller, as he steps on to the treacherous terrains of the underworld. But his efforts are prompted by the sadistic council estate that he lives in, where violence is a norm. With the skills in undercover surveillance that he’s adapted over years of his service, coming in handy, he’s determined to put an end to the mounting terrorism that threatens to morph into grotesque proportions, if left unheeded. His return from Afghanistan makes the mission all the more challenging for him, having left a deep impact on his psyche. But despite being free to say no, and walk freely into the leisurely life that heralds him, he chooses to fulfill his last call of duty, with a hope of it being the most rewarding one so far.
While his acumen and will power are his biggest strengths, what works against him is his fragility and age, and his lack of understanding of the complexities that weave into the circles of terrorists, for whom putting down a soldier at work is a matter of great pride. Directed by Matthew Hope, The Veteran is sure to leave a deep impact on each of its viewers by throwing the much-needed light upon the sacrifices made by ordinary people like us, when they realize that their service is needed to maintain the peace that their brethrens revel in.