'Toofan' First Stills: Priyanka Chopra-Ram Charan team up in the Telugu remake of 'Zanjeer'

Movies | | March 25, 2013, 7:09 pm
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The film will also feature actors Prakash Raj, Srihari and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles.

The film will also feature actors Prakash Raj, Srihari and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles.

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The remake of 1973 cult-classic 'Zanjeer', is named 'Toofan' starring Priyanka Chopra and ace Telugu actor Ram Chran in the lead roles.

The remake of 1973 cult-classic 'Zanjeer', is named 'Toofan' starring Priyanka Chopra and ace Telugu actor Ram Chran in the lead roles.

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Directed and produced by film maker Apoorva Lakhia the film has back ground score by composer Anu Malik, Chirantan Bhatt, Meet Brothers and Devi Sri Prasad.

Directed and produced by film maker Apoorva Lakhia the film has back ground score by composer Anu Malik, Chirantan Bhatt, Meet Brothers and Devi Sri Prasad.

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The trailer of the Telugu remake of 'Zanjeer' was launched recently.

The trailer of the Telugu remake of 'Zanjeer' was launched recently.

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With 'Toofan' Priyanka Chopra will be making her debut in Telugu film industry.

With 'Toofan' Priyanka Chopra will be making her debut in Telugu film industry.

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Also, Bindu's iconic 'Mona Darling' act is now being taken over by 'Mahi Gill', after talks with actresses Jacqueline Fernandez, Mallika Sherawat and Malaika Arora Khan did not materialse.

Also, Bindu's iconic 'Mona Darling' act is now being taken over by 'Mahi Gill', after talks with actresses Jacqueline Fernandez, Mallika Sherawat and Malaika Arora Khan did not materialse.

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Also lead actor of the original movie 'Zanjeer', Amitabh Bachchan is said to play a guest role in the film.

Also lead actor of the original movie 'Zanjeer', Amitabh Bachchan is said to play a guest role in the film.

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Sources say that actor Ram Charan has done some risky stunts for the movie.

Sources say that actor Ram Charan has done some risky stunts for the movie.

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The original film 'Zanjeer' was made by ace film maker Prakash Mehra.

The original film 'Zanjeer' was made by ace film maker Prakash Mehra.

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The movie ended the era of Rajesh Khanna and started a new wave in Hindi Cinema.

The movie ended the era of Rajesh Khanna and started a new wave in Hindi Cinema.

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Reflecting the anger of the masses, Big B became the new hero, who had the courage to fight against the wrong and maintain moral values at the same time.

Reflecting the anger of the masses, Big B became the new hero, who had the courage to fight against the wrong and maintain moral values at the same time.

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The original movie 'Zanjeer', thus remains an important film in the history of Indian Cinema and is regarded as a classic today. The film became a 'super-hit', collecting  6 crores at the box office and was the fourth highest grossing film of 1973.

The original movie 'Zanjeer', thus remains an important film in the history of Indian Cinema and is regarded as a classic today. The film became a 'super-hit', collecting 6 crores at the box office and was the fourth highest grossing film of 1973.

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The original movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu in the key roles.

The original movie had Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu in the key roles.

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The original movie had music by ace composers Kalyanji-Anandji.

The original movie had music by ace composers Kalyanji-Anandji.

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Kannada actor Prakash Raj has been roped in to play the character of Teja in the Telugu version of the film.

Kannada actor Prakash Raj has been roped in to play the character of Teja in the Telugu version of the film.

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One of the stills from the Telugu version of the movie.

One of the stills from the Telugu version of the movie.

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Because of this traumatic event, Vijay has recurring nightmares of a white stallion.

Because of this traumatic event, Vijay has recurring nightmares of a white stallion.

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Prakash Jha who is known to have essayed some fabulous negative roles will undoubtedly be back with a power packed performance.

Prakash Jha who is known to have essayed some fabulous negative roles will undoubtedly be back with a power packed performance.

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It is also said that the original film ended the struggling period for Amitabh and turned him into a big star.

It is also said that the original film ended the struggling period for Amitabh and turned him into a big star.

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Talking about the original movie, it changed the trend from romantic films to action films in the early seventies and led to change in  Amitabh's image as an angry young man.

Talking about the original movie, it changed the trend from romantic films to action films in the early seventies and led to change in Amitabh's image as an angry young man.

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The rest of the story revolves around how the central character fights all evil and traces down his parent's murders.

The rest of the story revolves around how the central character fights all evil and traces down his parent's murders.

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The original story opens on Diwali with the death of young Vijay Khanna's parents, done by a man of an unknown identity on a white horse wearing a charm bracelet- 'zanjeer'.

The original story opens on Diwali with the death of young Vijay Khanna's parents, done by a man of an unknown identity on a white horse wearing a charm bracelet- 'zanjeer'.

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And 20 years later, Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) becomes an inspector, an honest police officer in a town where few are just.

And 20 years later, Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) becomes an inspector, an honest police officer in a town where few are just.

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A still from 'Toofan' which is a remake of 'Zanjeer'.

A still from 'Toofan' which is a remake of 'Zanjeer'.

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Ram Charan Teja's tough look as a cop has been extremely appreciated in the Telugu remake.

Ram Charan Teja's tough look as a cop has been extremely appreciated in the Telugu remake.

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The original movie also had actors Keshto Mukherjee and Randhir playing key roles.

The original movie also had actors Keshto Mukherjee and Randhir playing key roles.

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So will this Telugu remake re-establish Ram Charan Teja as a super star the way the original did for Amitabh Bachchan in the early 70s?

So will this Telugu remake re-establish Ram Charan Teja as a super star the way the original did for Amitabh Bachchan in the early 70s?