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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting Creator/AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a Creator/ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife Creator/JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.

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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting Creator/AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a Creator/ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife Creator/JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods [[UsefulNotes/TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: the hero can be a pompous bore, the villain's a nonentity, and the girlfriend is often barely there, but Sher Khan does his best to make up for it.


* RealLifeRelative: the hero's love interest is played by his real life wife.


* {{Badass}}: the main character, and his best friend, and his adoptive father, and his archenemesis, and (sort of) his girlfriend...


''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting Creator/AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a Creator/ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.

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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting Creator/AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a Creator/ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri Creator/JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.


''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting Creator/AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.

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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting Creator/AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a ClintEastwood Creator/ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.


* {{Anvilicious}}: if the scriptwriters have any lessons they want you to take away, rest assured that you will hear all about them.


''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.

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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting AmitabhBachchan Creator/AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - is in the works recently, but is struggling with legal issues.issues.



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* DefeatMeansFriendship: how the hero acquires his BoisterousBruiser best friend, Sher Khan (no, [[TheJungleBook not that]] one).

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: how the hero acquires his BoisterousBruiser best friend, Sher Khan (no, [[TheJungleBook [[Literature/TheJungleBook not that]] one).



* YouKilledMyFather: what fuels the epic throwdown between the hero and the villain.

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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - was in the works recently, but has stalled out due to legal issues.

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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - was is in the works recently, but has stalled out due to is struggling with legal issues.

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* RealLifeRelative: the hero's love interest is played by his real life wife.


* Anvilicious: if the scriptwriters have any lessons they want you to take away, rest assured that you will hear all about them.
* Badass: the main character, and his best friend, and his adoptive father, and his archenemesis, and (sort of) his girlfriend...

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* Anvilicious: {{Anvilicious}}: if the scriptwriters have any lessons they want you to take away, rest assured that you will hear all about them.
* Badass: {{Badass}}: the main character, and his best friend, and his adoptive father, and his archenemesis, and (sort of) his girlfriend...

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''Zanjeer'' is the first in a long line of Bollywood action/crime movies casting AmitabhBachchan as, basically, a ClintEastwood analogue. Orphaned when his criminal father attempted to go straight and was killed (along with the wife/mother of the family) by his old employers, Amitabh's character is adopted by a kindly policeman and grows up to be a policeman himself, tangling with a powerful bootlegger, who also happens to be the one who killed his family, although Amitabh doesn't know that at first. Costarred Amitabh's real life wife JayaBhaduri as his love interest. A remake - [[TheOtherwoods well, a trilogy of remakes in Hindi and Southern Indian languages]] - was in the works recently, but has stalled out due to legal issues.

'''Tropes include:'''

* Anvilicious: if the scriptwriters have any lessons they want you to take away, rest assured that you will hear all about them.
* Badass: the main character, and his best friend, and his adoptive father, and his archenemesis, and (sort of) his girlfriend...
* DefeatMeansFriendship: how the hero acquires his BoisterousBruiser best friend, Sher Khan (no, [[TheJungleBook not that]] one).
* EnsembleDarkhorse: the hero can be a pompous bore, the villain's a nonentity, and the girlfriend is often barely there, but Sher Khan does his best to make up for it.
* FauxActionGirl: Jaya is introduced singing a song and brandishing a knife, threatens one troublemaker with the blade a little later on...and then completely forgets that she has any survival skills at all til the very end of the film.
* IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim: the hero gets told this towards the end.
* LargeHam: Sher Khan
* YouKilledMyFather: what fuels the epic throwdown between the hero and the villain.

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