Zanjeer - External Reviews

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36 reviewers have given Zanjeer an average rating of 0.7/5.0 (?)

2 yays
28 nays
6 so-so

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Thumbs down by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies Zanjeer is dated and dull.... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ... The only anger in this Zanjeer comes from the audience.... full review

Thumbs down by Githa Vanan, Bolly Spice ...Final call for Zanjeer boils down to simple things. Noone could undo self inflicted shackles. And Sanjay Dutt is the savior among the slaughtered.... full review

So-So by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...As for the comparisons with the original ZANJEER, I suggest try not to get there! ... full review

Thumbs down by Bhagyashr​i Pawar , Bollywood Life ...While Priyanka is eye-candy worth looking at in Zanjeer 2.0, Telugu superstar Ram is quite disappointing, while Prakash Raj is the perfect villain... full review

Thumbs down by Siddhi Palande, BookmyShow ...The remake is a catastrophe and the film connoisseurs (especially Amitabh Bachchan’s ardent fans) will definitely like to watch Zanjeer (1973) over Zanjeer (2013)... full review

Thumbs down by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...The next time any filmmaker thinks of a remake, they must watch RGV Ki Aag and Apoorva Lakhia ki Zanjeer, and halt right in their tracks... full review

Thumbs down by Mayank Shekhar , Daily Bhaskar ...This is as much Zanjeer, the original, as Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag was Sholay, okay marginally less ridiculous as that, to be fair.... full review

Thumbs down by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle ...Apart from the sparkling dialogue stolen from the original, this Zanjeer makes do with functional ones that range from the crass (assigned to Prakash Raj) or plain idiotic (for Sanjay Dutt) to baffling (assigned to Priyanka)... full review

Thumbs down by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...Zanjeer is a well-paced masala remake but a lukewarm debut for Ram Charan which doesn't match up to the intensity of the original film. None of the performances ring true, apart from Sanjay Dutt's strong acting. Skip it. ... full review

So-So by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...Zanjeer doesn’t hold a candle to the original, instead it feels like a modern day adaptation of a yet another cop drama. ... full review

Thumbs down by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Apoorva Lakhia’s movie loves to borrow. It takes the legacy of Prakash Mehra’s original but it also slavishly scrounges scenes from Hollywood movies like The Artist, True Lies and many more... full review

Thumbs down by Suprateek Chatterjee, FirstPost ...This Zanjeer, directed by Apoorva Lakhia, is a disaster... full review

Thumbs down by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...Apoorva Lakhia’s new-fangled take on the 70’s super-hit, Prakash Mehra helmed Amitabh Bachchan starrer, ‘Zanjeer’ is sorely disappointing... full review

So-So by Zanjeer Nupur Barua , Fully Hyderabad ... Watch it - you may have some fun. ... full review

Thumbs down by Martin D'Souza, ...Sad movie, sadder performances!... full review

Thumbs down by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ... If the new 'Zanjeer' was merely a badly made film, you could dismiss the makers as talentless brats... full review

Thumbs down by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...Like its hero on screen, the film too has no reason to exist. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shubhra Gupta , indian express ...And then you watch this new Zanjeer and you get started with the whys. ... full review

Thumbs down by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...Watch it only if you are inclined to revisit the stories of 70s when commercial cinema wasn’t synonymous with making similarly lazy films with minimal creative offering... full review

Thumbs down by Nandini Ramnath , Live Mint ...Ram Charan, a hunk of epilated flesh with scant acting skills, steps into Bachchan’s boots as the police officer. Sher Khan, played by an exhausted-looking Sanjay Dutt who struggles to move, let alone fit into Pran’s very large shoes. The Jaya Bachchan role is performed by Priyanka Chopra as an overgrown adolescent... full review

Thumbs down by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...Director Apoorva Lakhia uses his special talent to make this remake as crass as possible, turning it into a pedestrian, B-grade version of the original classic... full review

So-So by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...Though the remake sticks to the original story as far as the main plot is concerned, the new Zanjeer is not as impressive as the 70s blockbuster... full review

Thumbs down by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...Dum? Well except few action scenes there is absolutely no dum in this weak and boring remake of the classic cult film... full review

Thumbs down by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ... "It is better to fail at originality than to succeed in imitation." Zanjeer manages neither.... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, NDTV ...Throughout the film, we sense the director's immense affection for the original Zanjeer, a reverence that never clouds his judgement.... full review

Thumbs down by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...To sum it up, the new-age Zanjeer doesn't hold half as much promise as the cult classic did and literally falls flat on its face... full review

Thumbs down by Ankit Ojha , Planet Bollywood ...The writer of this article hears this version of Zanjeer has been dubbed in Chinese, and sincerely prays for the lives of the people entering the cinema expecting a good film.... full review

Thumbs down by Raja Sen , Rediff ...Apoorva Lakhia's Zanjeer is an unwarranted, atrocious remake... full review

Thumbs down by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...It might still be entertaining to a section of the audience. Let your sensibility decide. ... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, ...Overall, 'Zanjeer' is indeed a good remake.... full review

So-So by Moumita Bhattacharjee, Star Blockbuster ... I would rather watch Bachchan mouthing “Jab tak baithne ko naa kaha jaye, sharafat se khade raho” 20 times over... full review

Thumbs down by Anuj Kumar, The Hindu ...Lakhia is known to give his films a sleek feel, but that’s about it. He would have been better placed had he lifted the elements like many of his predecessors for then he would not have spoiled our memories of the original... full review

So-So by Meena Iyer, Times of India ...Ram Charan, as the brooding policeman, excels in action. His dark eyes with long lashes adeptly convey anger. Sanjay Dutt is competent and lovable. Priyanka looks smashing but is overzealous in the American Born Desi Gujarati Girl act... full review

Thumbs down by rajesh, Upper Stall ...NewZanjeer4U I’m tired of doing the same role all the time. I want to do something different! Something intense, real, critic-friendly, +ve. ... full review

Thumbs down by Aparna Mudi, ZEENEWS.COM ...The movie was a disappointment through and through, and Apoorva Lakhia truly breaks hearts having remade a movie that remodelled Amitabh’s career and shot him to super stardom. Lakhia fails pretty badly to step into Prakash Mehra’s shoes.... full review