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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 overview, first billed only:
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 Randhir ... Lala Ashok - Sherkhan's friend - Usurer
Gulshan Bawra ... Street Singer
Ram Mohan ... Kabir
Yunus Parvez ... Constable
B.B. Bhalla B.B. Bhalla
Sanjana 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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Country:

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Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

11 May 1973 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Amitabh Bachchan got the film after writers Salim Javed spotted is talent in Bombay To Goa 1972. See more »

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

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Insp. Vijay Khanna: Smoking a cigarette while eating your food is a very bad thing.
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Good movie, but Amitabh has done better
19 April 2004 | by hprillSee all my reviews

Despite a taut script and lots of action, both of which make sure that this film never gets boring, this movie is a bit too caught up in clichés and stereotypes to ever transgress the "obsessed good guy tracks down fundamentally evil bad guy" scheme, which is a bit of a pity. Nevertheless, it managed to establish Amitabh Bachchan as the "angry young man" of 1970s Indian cinema.

Sadly, the talent of Jaya Bhaduri is totally wasted except for her entry scene and a split second at the end - surely a knife-sharpening girl could have been put to better use in an action movie?

Overall, my disappointment over what could have been made out of this prevails over the fact that it's a solid action movie.


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