A drunk at a party says that it was his idea for Amitabh Bachchan to make this movie.
Muthu made refererences to this Amitabh Bachchan movie
referred to Prakash Mehra's directed movie
Sunjay Dutt makes a reference to this movie.
game show features question about this Amitabh Bachchan film
Referenced in a dialogue by Karan Johar in his cameo when he tells Zaffar Khan how every newcomer gets his big break in Bollywood like Mr. Amitabh Bachchan did in Zanjeer when he was a "nobody"
A villanous character mocks the Upright Cop, asking whether or not he would quote the iconic 'Keep standing till you are asked to sit down' line from that 1973 classic.
It is mentioned that Amitabh Bachchan became a police officer to have his revenge.
Sonia mentions it as her favourite movie