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Zanjeer (1973)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  11 May 1973 (India)
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The world erodes around Vijay, an honest police officer. He is jailed for 6 months on false charges, trapped by gang leader Teja. When Vijay is released from jail, he plans to take revenge.

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Om Prakash ...
De Silva
Ajit ...
Bindu ...
Mona
Iftekhar ...
Police Commissioner Singh (as Iftikhar)
Keshto Mukherjee ...
Gangu (as Kesto Mukherji)
Randhir ...
Lala Ashok - Sherkhan's friend - Usurer
Gulshan Bawra ...
Street Singer
Ram Mohan ...
Kabir
Yunus Parvez ...
Constable
B.B. Bhalla
Sanjana ...
Street Dancer
Purnima ...
Sumitra - Vijay's mother
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A police officer (Amitabh Bachchan) after the brutal murder of his family seeks some answers from life. Where he was suspended from duty, because of false story portrayed against him by traitors, when he decides to track down the killer of his family years ago, with the help of a street-wise knife sharpening girl (Jaya Bhaduri), and a Pathan (Pran). He was able to make out one of them as underworld don Teja and promise himself that he would not rest in peace until he takes revenge. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The film was remade 30 years later in the same name and was a total disaster. See more »

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Insp. Vijay Khanna: Until you're asked to sit, keep standing politely. This is a Police Station, not your dad's house.
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A good movie
25 November 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is a unique movie (well, until every director started to copy the theme).

I don't think I need to comment on the story, it's good though. This is Amitabh's first hit, and he's been on top of the movie industry since then, and did an excellent job as usual. Everyone played their roles very well, and acting wise nothing is wrong. The only thing is if you're like me, you'll think there's a little bit too much violence. Actually, Amitabh got hurt during the shooting and when he was asked he acted like nothing had happened. But later Prakash Mehra felt his head and there was a large bump on it...AB is very dedicated obviously.

But excellent songs! KA are wonderful music directors! An entertaining movie, a must see, and you just have to listen to the superbly composed title music.

Unbelieveable!


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