Director: Apoorva Lakhiya
Cast: Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Mahi Gill, Sanjay Dutt, Prakash Raj
Verdict: ☆☆ It is one of the worst remake I had seen. It’s my humble request to all the movie directors kindly stop making Remakes.
About the movie: Prakash Mehra's 1973 film starred Amitabh Bachchan as an upright cop pitted against a corrupt system. Superbly written by Salim-Javed, the movie shrewdly tapped into the nation's collective frustration, and the Angry Young Man was born.
Review: The new zanjeer is embarrassingly ill-conceived and packed film with cheesy dialogues. I am really sad why people make remakes. I am sure if Amitabh bacchan or anyone from the original cast see this film they will die because of Shock. The only highlight of the movie was Sanjay Dutt who had done justice to the Sher Khan’s role. Songs were Pathetic. Lakhiya brings some original moments from the original zanjeer but due to poor cast and their acting it didn’t bring any justice to it. Ram Charan is popular Tamil Star but he was looking like a statue in a Bollywood movie. With his pathetic accent. He was unable to do justice to Amitabh Bacchan’s role as ACP Vijay Khanna. Even Priyanka Chopra who was portraying Jaya Bachan was just a showcase. She does not know acting. I felt she was taking revenge as she was unable to speak in Barfi as a result, was talking non stop without any sense in this movie.
Dressed in badly-fitted gaudy suits and constantly pawing his moll (Mahie Gill in a career-ending performance) while delivering sleazy double-meaning lines like "Mona Darling, apna moonh sirf ek cheez ke liye kholna please", Prakash Raj can't recreate the gloriously over-the-top guilty pleasure that was Ajit in the role of the original Teja. The film, in fact, is a treasure chest of corny dialogue, with the choicest lines reserved for Prakash Raj. During a lavish meal with his associates, Teja says, "Chicken and chicks are the two meows of life." While bribing Atul Kulkarni in a private theatre filled with skimpily-clad white women, he points to one lady and says to the reporter: "How about a massage? She gives the best happy ending." Overall A worst movie ever. Total Headache.