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
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During the making of Zanjeer, Ajit asked the director if he had met Haji Mastan and others. He had observed that when they spoke, they didn't speak loudly. Instead, they spoke in a very sophisticated manner and were always smiling. So he changed the way a villain speaks with this movie. The truth is that Salim Khan knew a don in Bhopal or Indore and wrote the character based on that guy. He took Ajit to meet that person and dad stayed with that gentleman for a week, studied him and then portrayed him on screen. See more
The hand that tries to hide fire gets burnt by the fire itself.
Referenced in Tujh Se Naam Hamara