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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 lead role had been initially offered to Raaj Kumar, who refused to work with Prakash Mehra on the grounds that he could not stand the smell of the latter's hair oil! 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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amitabh bachan rocks
5 November 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This movie is lots of fun. It has EVERYthing in it - car chases, dance numbers, action, crime, revenge - like many Bollywood films - there's something for everyone. The film cant help but be dated - some of the 70's era clothes are hilarious. Some of the cliché zoom shots to an actor's face and yes, the movie is long - 145 minutes - it is slow at times but hang in there - it is worth it. The fact that Bachchan became a huge superstar after this also makes it a must-see. He supposedly found the seeds here to start his "angry young man" act. Bachchan is excellent as Vijay. It's easy to see why this was a star-turning performance for the actor. He is restrained and inhibited and brilliantly displays his character's internal turmoil and fear.


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