Zanjeer

  • Last to arrive at the crime scene in the '70s, to opening a scene in 2014 with fists flying: How the Ray Ban-wearing supercop is the new Indian Police in Hindi cinema 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The film opens with a rugged cop chasing a bunch of goons. With lot of background noise and odd scuffles, the goons finally give up and face the cop. The police officer, wearing a crisp, snug-fitting khaki uniform glares at them through his Ray Bans and then calmly,...
  • I was merely an actor who got lucky: Amitabh Bachchan March 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan credited his success to the script writers for helping him rule the industry for more than four decades. Bachchan, 71, who got the 'Angry Young Man' image in the industry after his brave portrayal of inspector Vijay in 'Zanjeer', said he is thankful to Salim...
  • Gunday: Being self-made has toughened me, says Priyanka Chopra February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: In an industry dominated by the Khans and the Kapoors, Priyanka Chopra is proud to have made her own space without the support of any guardian angel. "I came into the movie business with no help and no one to guide me. I take pride in the fact that I...
  • Amitabh wasn't a huge star when he was signed for 'Sholay': Salim-Javed January 12, 2014

    There won't be many doubts if Salim-Javed are termed as the greatest screenplay writers of the Hindi film industry till date. The duo talked about their films, Amitabh Bachchan, separation and fondness for each other in a candid chat with Rajeev Masand. ...
  • The good should win right from the beginning, say Salim-Javed January 11, 2014

    The Hindi film industry realised the importance of good writing with the emergence of Salim-Javed. Together they wrote superhit films such as 'Zanjeer', 'Deewar' and 'Sholay. Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar were known for their straight-forward opinion. CNN-IBN's Rajeev Masand talks to them about the role of a writer in...
  • Every person who knows his job and is aware of that is an arrogant person: Salim-Javed January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Salim-Javed, one of the most celebrated scriptwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, were seen as arrogant during their prime and the two feel that 'every person who knows his job' is arrogant. The duo scripted commercially successful films 'Zanjeer', 'Sholay', and 'Deewaar' before parting ways about 32 years ago. They...
  • Amitabh@71: I will continue working till there is strength in my body October 11, 2013

    Mumbai: "The wish is that something challenging comes up everyday. I will continue working till there is strength in my body," is how megastar Amitabh Bachchan prophesied as he turned 71 today. Having starred in over 150 films in a career spanning more than four decades, Bachchan continues to hold sway...
  • Prakash Raj set to take Kannada film industry by storm September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Prakash Raj is the latest actor to open his own production house. The actor is going to make films in several languages including Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The 48-year-old is said to be shooting a film in Karnataka, in which Sneha, Samyukhtha and Urvashi are acting with him. The...
  • Teja's joke, Mona's submission and a collective 'Grand Masti' September 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Vivek Oberoi was in search for a commercially successful film since many months and it's almost certain that his quest is going to end with 'Grand Mast''. The film is doing a remarkable business at the box-office and is likely to emerge as the next milestone for the...
  • Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, let's party all night long! September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hindi film industry has a fascination for the song 'Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram'. The song has been used in even those films which were not based on the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi. Once the song fetched the makers of 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' some problems...
  • 'Shuddh Desi Romance' earns Rs 23.35 cr in the opening weekend September 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood films have often explored love in a typical mushy manner but director Maneesh Sharma differs in his opinion and tries to address the relationship issues of today's youth. Within a few days of the release of the film, 'Shuddh Desi Romance' has struck the right chord with...
  • Zanjeer: What's the significance of such a title? September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: When Apoorva Lakhia decided of remaking 1973's classic 'Zanjeer', he must have thought of creating a fitting scenario for the hugely popular story. Unfortunately, when his ideas were transformed on the celluloid, they turned out to be unconvincing, in fact they looked funny. Ram Charan replaced Big B, Priyanka...
  • 'Shuddh Desi Romance' beats 'Zanjeer' at the box-office September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Parineeti Chopra and Priyanka Chopra's films were pitted against each other at the box office and Parineeti's 'Shuddh Desi Romance' has beaten up her cousin Priyanka's film 'Zanjeer'. Revolving around the theme of love and live-in relationships, Maneesh Sharma's 'Shuddh Desi Romance' has been able to attract audiences...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Shuddh Desi Romance' and 'Zanjeer' September 7, 2013

    This week CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Shuddh Desi Romance', and 'Zanjeer'. He also spoke to actor Shahid Kapoor on his upcoming movie 'Phata Poster Nikhla Hero'. ...
  • What makes 'Zanjeer' the worst remake ever? September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood directors have found a hit formula in remaking the old classics. From 'Don' to 'Agneepath', the remakes of Amitabh Bachchan's films have worked wonders for the directors as well as the fans in the past. But there are a few films that should be left untouched and...
  • I'm very critical of myself, says Priyanka Chopra September 7, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress-singer Priyanka Chopra, who has given hits like 'Fashion' and 'Barfi!', and worked with international singers like Will.iam and Pitbull, says she competes only with herself. And she admits she is critical of herself. Priyanka also said she is not bothered by what her contemporaries in showbiz do. "I am very...
  • 'Zanjeer' review: The film is a shameless exercise in laziness September 14, 2013

    Cast: Ram Charan, Prakash Raj, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Atul Kulkarni Director: Apoorva Lakhia 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...
  • 'Zanjeer' Tweet Review: First day, first show September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Forty years ago Prakash Mehra made Amitabh Bachchan an overnight star with his film 'Zanjeer' and gave the then less known actor Amitabh much recognition in Bollywood and amongst the fans. Now, director Apoorva Lakhia seems to be pulling the same strings for Bollywood newcomer Ram Charan who...
  • Will Ram Charan Teja's 'Zanjeer' have a smooth release in Andhra Pradesh? September 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Theatre owners here are chary about releasing Ram Charan Teja-starrer 'Zanjeer' and its Telugu version 'Thoofan' on Friday despite an order by Andhra Pradesh High Court directing police to provide security for the smooth release and screening of the movies. Ram Charan is the son of Union Tourism Minister K...
  • 'Zanjeer' Redux: Priyanka, Ram Charan, Apoorva talk about the film September 5, 2013

    Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, 'Zanjeer' stars Priyanka Chopra, Ram Charan, and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles. The film is set to be released on September 6. The team talks to CNN-IBN about the film and more. ...
  • Zanjeer: Are Amitabh's shoes too big for Ram Charan? September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: A remake of the 1973 eponymous film, Apoorva Lakhia's 'Zanjeer' marks the Bollywood debut of popular southern star Ram Charan Teja, who steps into a role originally essayed by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. He shares screen space with Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj and Sanjay Dutt. Apoorva Lakhia says his 'Zanjeer'...
  • Provide security to theatres screening 'Zanjeer': HC tells AP Police September 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh High Court Thursday directed the police to provide security for the smooth release and screening of Hindi film 'Zanjeer' and its Telugu version 'Toofan' starring actor Ram Charan Teja, son of Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi. The court asked the director general of police to provide necessary...
  • Consent from original crew is the right way for remakes: Farhan September 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, whose father-scriptwriter Javed has been embroiled in a legal battle with those remaking 'Zanjeer', says the right way to go about remakes is to take the consent of those associated with the original. The remake of the 1973 Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya starrer has been in news regarding copyright...
  • Watch: Priyanka Chopra, Ram Charan Teja shake a leg at CNN-IBN studio September 5, 2013

    The new age 'Zanjeer' jodi Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan Teja came on the sets of 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' to promote their film. ...
  • Watch: Parineeti Chopra talks about her role in 'Shuddh Desi Romance' September 4, 2013

    On this episode of E Lounge, the starcast of 'Zanjeer' talk about their experiences and challenges during the making of the film and much more. ...
  • New age film titles: Be stylish and forget the content? September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Have you taken notice of the changing pattern of the titles of Bollywood films in recent times? Blame it on the fast food generation, but they are nothing else than a stale product in a new wrapping. In September, the spectators are going to watch well publicised films...
  • I'd love to play a 'bahu' on TV: Priyanka Chopra September 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is busy hopping from one TV show to another to promote her forthcoming film 'Zanjeer', says she would love to become a 'bahu' (daughter-in-law) in a daily soap someday. "I would love to play a TV bahu. The most special thing about TV bahus is that...
  • It's my dream that I become a playback singer: Parineeti Chopra September 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Parineeti Chopra says her cousin, the multi-talented Priyanka Chopra, is a huge inspiration for her. After bagging the Miss World title in 2000, Priyanka ventured into films, and she is among the top Bollywood actresses today. She has also forayed into singing with two international singles - 'In my...
  • Sanjay Dutt to feature in 'qawwali' song after 41 years September 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Sanjay Dutt, who starred as a child actor in a 'qawwali' song in 'Reshma aur Shera' four decades age, will now be seen as a 'qawwali' singer in a song from Apoorva Lakhia's remake of 'Zanjeer'. Dutt was seen as a child artiste in a 'qawwali' song in 'Reshma...
  • Priyanka Chopra: I am very private which I think is my right August 27, 2013

    Mumbai: Celebrities are no stranger to controversies, and Priyanka Chopra knows this. Having tasted her share of link-up rumours in the Hindi film industry, the actress admits that controversies do affect her family. The former Miss World, who has been in Bollywood for a decade, has been caught up in several...