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Zanjeer (1973)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 May 1973 (India)
A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer.

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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 's title music was later used again for the film " Khoon Pasina". International DJ Madlib released a music video titled "Indian Hump" for his International album Beat Konducta India Volume 3 and 4 .In the music video he used the Khoon Pasina's title sequence (which had the same title music as Zanjeer). See more »

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Fun 70's Treat
26 January 2008 | by 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. And the gypsy knife sharpener girl became his future wife in real life. I loved her first dance number where she gets customers to come out of their homes and bring her their knives to be sharpened. One thing about the copy we watched on DVD - it was subtitled but the SONGS WERE NOT. Frustrating.


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