Cast : Ram Charan (as ACP Vijay Khanna), Priyanka Chopra (as Mala), Sanjay Dutt (as Sher Khan), Prakash Raj (as Teja), Mahie Gill (as Mona Darling).
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Story: Vijay is an honest police officer whose parents have been killed when he was young by a mysterious man. Whenever he chases mafia goons, he gets transferred. This time he gets his hand on a case where the only witness to a murder Mala, is refusing to cooperate with the police, as she fears the gang leader Teja. Vijay somehow convinces Mala to cooperate with police and in return gives her shelter in his home to protect her. Slowly both start to have feelings for each other. Meanwhile Vijay also comes across Sher Khan, who runs an illegal car business. He then confronts Sher Khan and after watching Vijay’s honesty and determination, Sher Khan changes his way of life and also helps him take down Teja.As he takes down Teja, he is sent to 6 months jail on false account. After returning, he makes plan on taking revenge.
Plot: Zanjeer opens up the original plot, weeds out the humbug and preserves the core of the revenge saga of an angry cop whose ire grows progressively higher as the plot moves through a series of cleverly conceived conflicts that accentuate his alienation from his khaki-coloured line of duty.
No one can do to the sullen cop’s role what Mr Bachchan did. But yes, even in his new avatar, Inspector Vijay Khanna seethes, simmers and boils over with an indignant rage. Everything about the festering rotten ‘system’ makes him annoyed and churlish.
What’s good: 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. Mahie Gill as the gangster’s girl Mona is raunchy.
What’s bad:The music of the film is not up to the mark.
Overall:Ram Charan Teja makes an impressive Bollywood debut. We can safely say he is the man among the boys.