Zanjeer (2013) Movie Review | 15 Critic Reviews | Ram Charan Teja, Priyanka Chopra


Ram Charan Teja, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Prakash Raj, Mahie Gill, Atul Kulkarni, Ankur Bhatia, Taran Bajaj, Sanjay Sharma, Charanpreet Singh, Daya Shankar Pandey

Zanjeer/Thoofan Posterdirection:

Apoorva Lakhia




Suresh Nair


Chintan Gandhi

weird aggregate rating 3.2/10cinematography:

R.J. Gururaj


Anand Raj Anand,Chirantan Bhatt,Anjjan Meet,Amar Mohile

produced by:

Puneet Prakash Mehra,Sumeet Prakash Mehra,Amit Mehra


hindi,telugu(Toofan in Telugu)



release date:

run time:
137 minutes
Zanjeer (2013) on IMDb

Pran Saab wanted to do a walk-in role in my Zanjeer remake: Apoorva Lakhia-DNA
Atul Kulkarni plays journalist J.Dey in Zanjeer-Bollyspice
New Zanjeer different from original:Apoorva Lakhia-India Today
Pran was looking forward to Zanjeer remake:Producer-DNA
If Zanjeer works, AP can be proud of me:Ram Charan-Times of India
Mahie Gill is the new 'Mona Darling'-NDTV
'Zanjeer' screening for Sanjay Dutt in jail?-Times of India
Priyanka Chopra skips Zanjeer event in Hyderabad for Ram Leela-Indian Express
Ram Charan performs high-octane stunts in 'Zanjeer'-Times of India
My father made me sign 'Zanjeer', says Ram Charan-IBN Live
Watch Zanjeer for my clothes: Mahie Gill-Hindustan Times
'Shuddh Desi Romance' to clash with 'Zanjeer' on Sep 6-IBN Live


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  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-6
Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer has many similarities to its three-decade old namesake Prakash Mehra's Zanjeer (1973) that breathed fire and brimstone. The original film earned Amitabh Bachchan the epithet 'angry young man' and made him world-famous. The 2013 action thriller brings Andhra icon
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  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-4
Bollywood is functioning robotically with a constant eye on the box office. Using variations of the same recipes that rake moolah, most films follow a set pattern or a schema. It’s either corny gags or bang-boom action that producers use relentlessly to earn profits of their investment.
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  •  The W14 -Mayank Shekar Rating-3
You have to give it to the filmmakers. It takes balls of steel as strong as heavy zanjeers (shackles) are made of to take the mickey out of a killer, calm movie that most people rightly believe redefined the course of Bombay films in the 70th year of the 100 years so far.
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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-6
My generation grew up on Amitabh Bachchan's movies and everybody -- film historians included -- know the priceless contribution of ZANJEER [1973] to Big B's illustrious career. For the uninitiated, the tag, 'Angry Young Man', was coined for Bachchan soon after this film hit the screens and
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  •  Rediff -Raja Sen Rating-0
Zanjeer was never a particularly great film. Sure, it had Amitabh Bachchan at his most primal, all flammable eyes and sincerely-furious baritone.And it had Pran, who brought dignity and warmth to the proceedings.
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  •  Now Running -Mansha Rastogi Rating-3
They say, "If it's not broke, don't fix it!" Yes, that's exactly the label that should plastered in big, bold letters on remakes which try to make a cult film contemporary under the guise of giving a tribute. While some, if handled by creative geniuses, ends up becoming successes again,
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  •  Bollywood Life -Bhagyashree Pawar Rating-4
Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, Zanjeer 2.0 starring Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan is nothing close to the original version which had Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. The film comes off more as a typical Bollywood masala flick than an action thriller.
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -Karan Anshuman Rating-3
What if Zanjeer was conceived entirely on Twitter? One would imagine the conversation would go something like this.
NewZanjeer4U We re remaking Zanjeer, it s angry young man time dobara! Need a director.
SalimJaved @NewZanjeer4U Um, what?

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  •  DNA -Tushar Joshi Rating-5
Ram Charan Teja had big shoes to fill when he decided to take on the remake to Prakash Mehra’s 1973 smash hit Zanjeer. A film that gave Amitabh Bachchan the ‘angry young man’ title and paved the way for a generation of film makers wanting to imitate and aspire to replicate the sentiment
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  •  Indian Express -Shubra Gupta Rating-3
This film brings with it a series of whys, the first being the biggest: why remake an iconic film which has never disappeared from view? Forty years ago, Prakash Mehra made his Zanjeer, with Amitabh Bachchan as Inspector Vijay Khanna, a cop with serious anger management issues
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  •  IBN Live -Rajeev Masand Rating-0
Ramgopal Varma Ki Aag, which I consider the worst Hindi movie ever made, now has company in the annals of film history. It's a coincidence that the second worst Hindi film I had the misfortune of watching is also a remake of a classic 70s hit - 'Zanjeer'
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  •  Daily Bhaskar - Rating-3
There have been many odd remakes of Bollywood blockbusters in the past like Sholay and Himmatwala. Director Apoorva Lakhia’s Zanjeer is another entrant to the list of worst Bollywood remakes. Ram Charan, son of popular southern star Chiranjeevi, wanted to make it big in Bollywood with Zanjeer remake.
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  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-4
B-town remake trace a long way since Mehboob Khan's classic 'Mother India' (1957 starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt and Rajendra Kumar) the remake of the maker's earlier Aurat(1940 starring Sardar Akhtar and Arun - Govinda's father).. Mother India which missed the Oscars in the best foreign
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  •  Mid-Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-4
When a wonder man with no expressions meets a woman with too many, what to do you think could happen? Well, for starters a phenomenally bad film. Armed with a face that seems cut out of a stiff cardboard, Ram Charan makes a debut in this 'Zanjeer' remake directed by Apoorva Lakhia.
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  •  AP Herald - Rating-3
After watching epic performance of Superstar Amitabh Bachchan in Zanjeer, it hard it reimagine some other doing the same job. But must say Ram Charan has brought his acting experience and given an okay job. Actor should have worked on his wooden expressions in important scenes.
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Zanjeer (2013)
3.2 out of 10
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15 reviews.