Zanjeer which released in the year 1973 is special for many reasons. It is one of the movies that changed the trend from romantic films to action films. Zanjeer is also one of the early Hindi films that helped Bachchan to earn the image of "Angry Young Man."
The film was directed by Prakash Mehra and was produced by his own company Prakash Mehra Productions. Zanjeer was written by Salim-Javed.
Other cast includes Jaya Bhaduri, Pran, Om Prakash, Ram Sethi, Ajit Khan and Bindu. Music was composed by Kalyanji Anandji and lyrics were by Gulshan Bawra. Singers like Asha Bhosle, Manna Dey, Lata Mangeshkar and Mohammad Rafi rendered their voice for songs of this film.