Sunday, September 8, 2013

Movie Review: Zanjeer (2013): No Comparison With The Original Done By Amitabh Bachchan And Pran

It would be foolish to compare Zanjeer (2013) starring Ram Charan as the angry ACP Vijay Khanna with the one made in 1973 with Amitabh Bachchan as the young angry police inspector Vijay Khanna. The earlier one is a superb classic movie and probably whatever number of remakes are done of this movie, none will be able to beat this superb movie done by Amitabh Bachchan.

Well the remake of Zanjeer starring Ram Charan, Sanjay Dutt, Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj and Mahi Gill is merely an okay kind of time pass. Zanjeer (2013) has been directed by Apoorva Lakhia and is on the same theme of fight between system and mafias. Ram charan as ACP Vijay Khanna is not as impressive and convincing as Amitabh Bachchan was. So instead of comparing the old Zanjeer and this new one, let us have a glance at other actors and the story.

Ram Charan is overdone in this movie where he is given a case to solve that involved an oil kingpin mafia and an eyewitness Mala (Priyanka Chopra) for a murder done by this mafia kingpin Teja (Prakash Raj). Counterpart of original role of Sher Khan played by Pran has been done by Sanjay Dutt and probably he is the one who carries the story on his shoulders throughout.

Overall if you have not seen the original Zanjeer, it is better to go for that rather than this remake.