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Zanjeer (1973)

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

Director:

Prakash Mehra

Writers:

Javed Akhtar (dialogue) (as Javed), Javed Akhtar (screenplay) (as Javed) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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Amitabh Bachchan ... Insp. Vijay Khanna
Jaya Bachchan ... Mala (as Jaya Bhaduri)
Pran ... Sher Khan
Om Prakash ... De Silva
Ajit ... Seth Dharam Dayal Teja
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 B.B. Bhalla
Sanjana ... Street Dancer
Purnima Purnima ... Sumitra - Vijay's mother
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Storyline

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 making of the film "Zanjeer" was beset with problems. Pran who played the Pathan was reluctant to sing or dance . On the very first day he threatened to walk out of the floor. Mehhra had to rush to pran's house to plead with him, saying without him the film would not work as Amitabh as a hero was not a bankable box office proposition. Finally song was shot and Pran gave one one of the best performances of his career. "Yari Hai Iman Mera Yaar meri Zindagi" lipped by Pran made a history. See more »

Goofs

The cameraman and crew are visible in sunglasses of Ajit when he is speaking to his man in his introduction scene. See more »

Quotes

Seth Dharam Dayal Teja: Just as cheating is some people's weakness, some people's weakness is honesty.
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A good movie
25 November 2003 | by hypergurlgowri89See 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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Release Date:

11 May 1973 (USA) See more »

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