By Ankush Kumar
Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Ram Charan & Prakash Raj.
Introduction: The original Zanjeer was not a cult classic yet was a good movie. Its remake is no different.
Premise: An angry cop and his angst against the system. A revenge saga that is brutal yet very fresh and convincing.
Plot: Same as the Bachchan original.
Acting: Ram Charan makes an impressive debut, he was never going to be compared with the legend, but still if comparisons are drawn he has performed no less. Priyanka is in to do very little. Mahie Gill & Prakash Raj have done a splendid job. Watch the two when they spoof Bindu & Ajit from the original. It is hilarious.
Tech Spec: The script is very well crafted, retaining the essence of the original and meshing it with modern day drama can get very confusing, but the writers have got this one spot on. The action of the movie is very well choreographed. Apoorva Lakhia holds the film together very nicely. He has smartly created an intelligent masala potboiler.
Kela Moments: None to be honest.
Citizen Kane moment: The scene of Mahie Gill & Prakash Raj spoofing Ajit & Bindu, the opening scene where Ram Charan bashes up a goon on the streets with Chiranjeevi’s poster in the background. The one-liners which are used judiciously and generate laughter.
Brownie Points: 3.5/5.
Ram Charan stands out as the men amongst the boys!!!!
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