Author: Amitabh Bachchan
Director/Composer/Narrator: Prakash Mehra/ Kalyanji Anand ji
Publisher: Big Home Video
ISBN/UPC (if available): 2.01.4.20004.08
It is with this terrific revenge saga that the legend of Vijay alias star of the millennium alias Amitabh Bachchan, got presented for the first time to the film-crazy Indians. Zanjeer, is a redemption plot par-excellence with the raw angst of Amitabh lighting up the big-screen. Indian cinema gets its new prototype of a hero who stands up against severe atrocities to emerge triumphant against all odds.
Vijay, as an adolescent, loss his family to Teja (Ajit), an underworld don and crosses swords with him as an inspector several years later no knowing that it is the same man who has slaughtered his loved ones years ago. With the help of Sher Khan (Pran) and a brilliant Jaya Bhaduri as knife-sharpener Mala, Vijay manages to gain lost territory and right the wrongs done to him.
Prakash Mehra, (Director) has managed to draw an inspired performance from all especially Amitabh Bachchan. The film has several memorable scenes including the police station scene between Amitabh and Pran besides several others that stays with you long after the film.
The film deservedly won the prestigious Filmfare awards for Best Story, Screenplay, Lyrics and Editing.
Format: NTSC - All Regions
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo