Zanjeer fails to sizzle at the box office

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    Priyanka Chopra in a still from Zanjeer.

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    The film is a remake of the Amitabh Bachchan starrer. Priyanka Chopra in a still from her item song in Zanjeer

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    Ram Charan Teja, Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra feature in the film. Priyanka Chopra in a still from her item song in Zanjeer

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    The film is slated for release on September 13.

Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan Teja's ambitious remake of 1973 hit Zanjeer failed to woo the audiences. The collections of the movie that stood at approx Rs 3.5 cr on the first day, went further down to Rs 2.89 cr on the second day.

"#Zanjeer *Hindi version* slips on Day 2... Fri 3.58 cr, Sat 2.89 cr. Total: 6.47 cr," tweeted Taran Adarsh.

The film opened to negative word of mouth and it showed up on the collections.

"#Zanjeer *actuals* Fri 3.44 cr nett," added Adarsh.

Anupama Chopra's review: Zanjeer, a ramshackle remake
That Zanjeer was a classic. This remake is wrong on so many levels that I don’t know where to begin. This isn’t a film. It’s sacrilege. Zanjeer starts with a song in which a scantily clad woman writhes in chains — zanjeer, get it? We are then introduced to Vijay, a cop with anger-management issues who has been transferred 17 times in five years. READ REVIEW

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