Zanjeer

Zanjeer

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 1973
Music Director: Kalyanji - Anandji
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra
Label: H.M.V.
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Album Credits: MUSIC ASSISTANT: Babla. MUSIC ARRANGED BY: Jaikumar Parte. MUSIC CONDUCTED BY: Frank Fernand. SONGS RECORDED BY: Kaushik, D.O. Bhansali, B.N. Sharma.
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Prakash Mehra. PRODUCER: Prakash Mehra. STORY: Salim - Javed. SCREENPLAY: Salim - Javed. DIALOGUE: Salim - Javed. ACTOR: Amitabh Bachchan, More...
 



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Deewane Hain Deewano Ko Na Ghar Chahiye
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammed Rafi
Music Director: Kalyanji - Anandji
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra
Genre: Filmi, Sufi/Qawwali, Hindi Folk
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Yaari Hai Imaan Mera Yaar Meri Zindagi
 
Singer: Manna Dey
Music Director: Kalyanji - Anandji
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra
Genre: Filmi, Sufi/Qawwali
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Bana Ke Kyon Bigaada Re
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music Director: Kalyanji - Anandji
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra
Genre: Filmi
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Chakku Chhuriyan Tez Kara Lo
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Kalyanji - Anandji
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra
Genre: Filmi
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Dil Jalon Ka Dil Jala Ke
Singer: Asha Bhosle
Music Director: Kalyanji - Anandji
Lyricist: Gulshan Bawra
Genre: Filmi
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  • It was Amitabh Bachchan's work in the film "Bombay To Goa" (1972), particularly its action-filled climax, that helped him bag his career-making role in this film. It was this film that created Bachchan's "Angry Young Man" persona on screen. The success of this film triggered the trend of action-filled Hindi films and a departure from romance and musicals. Filmmaker Prakash Mehra had initially offered this role to Dharmendra, Dev Anand and Raaj Kumar, in that order, and was at his wit's end when none of those options worked out. Actors Pran and Om Prakash had then recommended Amitabh to Prakash Mehra. Mehra wasn't convinced but asked the writers of this film, Salim - Javed, to watch "Bombay To Goa" (1972) and assess if Bachchan would work for the role. The writer duo gave Mehra the go-ahead to get the young actor on board after watching the film and paved the path for Amitabh's rise to stardom.[1][2][MR36]
  • Dharmendra had liked the script of the film "Samadhi" (1972) so much that he had asked Prakash Mehra for its rights in exchange for the rights of the script of this film, which the actor had purchased from Salim - Javed. Prakash Mehra had agreed but had wanted Dharmendra to not only act in this film but also co-produce it. Dharmendra had consented but had additionally wanted Mehra to hand over another script he owned - for the film "Kahani Kismat Ki" (1973) - to Arjun Hingorani, the filmmaker who had given Dharmendra a break as an actor and was his mentor. Mehra liked the Salim - Javed's script for this film so much that he had reluctantly conceded to make this exchange. As a result, Dharmendra did "Samadhi" (1972) with Prakash Mehra and "Kahani Kismat Ki" (1973) with Arjun Hingorani. However, Dharmendra eventually backed out of this film. There are various accounts of why he did so. In one interview, Prakash Mehra said that he parted ways with the actor amicably since he was very busy at the time and did not have the dates to shoot for the film. However, according to another version of the event, Dharmendra pulled out of the film because his cousin had asked him not to work with Prakash Mehra. His cousin wanted retribution against Mehra after he had refused to a direct a film her husband Ranjit Virk was producing.[3][4][5][6]
  • This film was initially announced with Mumtaz as the female lead. However, she opted out of the film citing her impending wedding. Jaya Bhaduri, who was in a romantic relationship with Amitabh Bachchan at the time, then signed up for the film in Mumtaz's place. Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bhaduri got married shortly after the release of this film. The two actors and some friends of theirs had planned a trip to London if the film succeeded. When the film became a hit, Bachchan told his parents about his plans to go to London. When his father Harivanshrai Bachchan found out that Jaya Bhaduri would also be going with him, he told his son that if they wanted to go to London, they would have to get married first. It was in these circumstances that the two got married in a simple wedding ceremony before travelling to London on their honeymoon.
  • Salim - Javed's script for this film was inspired by the Spaghetti Western "Death Rides a Horse" (1967). This was the first film in which the writing duo was responsible for every aspect of film writing - story, screenplay and dialogues. They won two Filmfare Awards for this film - for Best Story and Best Screenplay. The duo was very particular about getting credit for their work. When this film was released, the duo was disturbed to find that they had not been mentioned on the posters. Determined to get their due, they hired a painter to stencil their names on posters in prominent Mumbai localities.[7]
  • The success of this film spawned remakes in various languages - "Sirithu Vazha Vendum" (1974) in Tamil starring M.G. Ramachandran, "Nippulanti Manishi" (1974) in Telugu starring N.T. Rama Rao and "Naayattu" (1980) in Malayalam starring Jayan. In 2013, the script of this film was adapted for a bilingual film, with a Hindi version retaining the same title and a Telugu version titled "Thoofan".
  • Prakash Mehra got the title of this film as a gift from producer Ramji. This title was the original title of Ramji's film that would eventually be released as "Dushmun" (1971). The director of "Dushmun" (1971), Dulal Guha, had effected the change since he had wanted a more forceful title.[8][9]

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  • Deewane Hain Deewano Ko Na Ghar Chahiye - Gulshan Bawra, the lyricist for this song, also appeared on-screen as the street singer singing it.



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