The movie marks the debut of popular Tollywood superstar Ram Charan Teja and also gives him a chance replicate Amitabh Bachchan. He shares screen space with Prakash Raj, Sanjay Dutt and actress Priyanka Chopra. Apoorva Lakhia said, “I am happy with the power-packed performance of Ram Charan (Teja) and Priyanka (Chopra). They have done a fabulous job.”
Director Apoorva Lakhia said that his movie ‘Zanjeer’ which is a remake of the 1973 ‘Zanjeer’ is different from the original and has more commercial elements. “I am very happy with the way the film has shaped up. This project is very close to my heart and it’s different from the original. It’s a commercial film and I’m eagerly waiting for its release,” Apoorva said.
This is the third remake of a Amitabh starrer that Priyanka features in. Earlier, she was seen in the remake of Amitabh’s ‘Don’ and ‘Agneepath’. “Mr. Bachchan is my favorite actor. I am glad I have been a part of his remake films. I think it’s a co-incidence,” the actress said.
Pria Kataria Puri said that PC will adopt two unique looks for ‘Zanjeer’. The designer said, “In the first half of ‘Zanjeer’ when she’s abroad, Priyanka would be dressed as a woman entrepreneur should be dressed. You see, in today’s times, a working woman from India doesn’t stand out at the airport. She looks like any chic well-dressed woman from any part of the world.”
The movie also created a debate about the remake rights of a famous film as people associated with the original didn’t want the remake to happen without their consent. This isn’t all. Ram Charan is in the danger of comparison with Big B. The audience can’t be stopped. They will compare and if the actor fails to satisfy the viewers then the movie’s collections can be hampered.
‘Zanjeer’ was the film which started the trend of angry young man in Bollywood which was later emulated in several films, so even the minute details will be under scanner. But, there is another side to it as well. If the cast and crew of ‘Zanjeer’ live up to the expectations then they might become the new national heartthrobs. The viewers don’t need to wait for more than 24 hours to see the results as the film is hitting the screens on September 6, 2013.
Zanjeer was the film to start the angry young man trend in Bollywood which was later projected in several movies. Even the minute details will be scrutinized. If the remake succeeds to impress the viewers then Ram Charan will be the new Bollywood favourite. And if not then this movie will too becomne a history. Or it might not!