12 May 2013 :: Zanjeer , a Bollywood Hindi movie is now fourty years old. It was released on 11th of May, 1973. Zanjeer was directed and produced by Prakash Mehra, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu. The movie changed the trend from romantic films to action films and pioneered Amitabh’s new image of a brooding but explosive person who fights back when cornered. He was now known as “The Angry Young Man.” The film ended the era of Rajesh Khanna and started a new wave in Hindi Cinema This film also ended the struggling period for Amitabh and turned him into a rising star. Zanjeer, thus remains an important film in the history of Indian Cinema and is regarded as a classic today. The film became a “super-hit”, collecting INR 6 crores at the box office and was the fourth highest grossing film of 1973.
Directed by Prakash Mehra
Produced by Prakash Mehra, Prakash Mehra Productions
Written by Salim-Javed
Starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Om Prakash, Ram Sethi, Ajit Khan, Bindu
Music by Kalyanji-Anandji
Cinematography N. Satyen
Editing by R. Mahadik
Studio Asha Studios, Chandivali Studio, Filmistan Studios, R.K. Studios, Swati Studios
Distributed by Prakash Mehra Productions, Baba Digital Media, Digital Entertainment, Eros Entertainment
Release date 11 May 1973.
Running time 146 minutes