Zamaanat (2013)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 45 mins

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Emotionally-charged and multi-layered, this courtroom saga is also the unfulfilled love story of a prominent lawyer, 'Shiv Shankar' who loses his vision in an accident and is thrown into a life of seclusion. He also loses contact with his beloved (Vijayshanti), a doctor by profession. Shiv starts leading the life of a recluse. Years later, a college girl (Karisma Kapoor) knocks at his door seeking his help to secure justice for her Engineer beau (Arshad Warsi) who is falsely implicated in his own mother's murder case and put behind bars. He first turns her down stating that he had quit practice but later takes up the case as the young lovers reminded him of his amorous youth. The trial is carried out in public as the case had snowballed into a major public issue. Will justice be served? Will his long-lost lover seek him out, now that Shiv is back in the public light once more?
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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Karisma Kapoor

Crew: S Ramanathan (Director), YN Murali (Director of Photography), Viju Shah (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama, Family, Mystery

Release Dates: 01 Jan 2013 (India)

Tagline: And Justice For All.

Hindi Name: ज़मानत

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Did you know? There was huge controversy over Amitabh's glasses (which were said to be worth 2.7 lacs) which he used to portray his blind character. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Universal Music India
01 
04:31
Music Director: Viju Shah
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
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06:00
Music Director: Viju Shah
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Vinod Rathod, Alka Yagnik
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04:40
Music Director: Viju Shah
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Sonu Kumar Nigam, Alka Yagnik
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05:05
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03:41
Music Director: Viju Shah
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Sudesh Bhonsle, Keya Dutta
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01:36
Music Director: Viju Shah
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Viju Shah
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04:48
Music Director: Viju Shah
Lyricist: Sameer Pandey
Playback Singer: Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan
Taglines:
And Justice For All.
Trivia:
S Ramanathan wanted to start the movie as early as 1986 but it was shelved for unknown reasons. Ten years later it was decided to work on the movie again.

The makers were considering changing the movie's title to Godfather, but thought better of it.

The film was launched in mid 1996 and has been put on hold for numerous reasons, varying from Karisma Kapoor's attitude, to the makers running into financial crisis. It was considered to be shelved, throughout its production phase. However the makers sorted all the hurdles and completed the project over a decade.

Newcomer Aarushi was spotted by S. Ramanathan walking out of producer Pahlaj Nihalani's office. She caught the attention of the veteran filmmaker, who instantly decided to cast her in a key role.

The initial movies working title was "Aaryaman", throughout production it was changed to Zamaanat.

S. Ramanathan stated when the shooting was complete, that the movie was delayed due to certain problems including a distributor's demand for dropping Arshad Warsi from the film. He decided to go through the financial struggle but not to drop the actor.

There was huge controversy over Amitabh's glasses (which were said to be worth 2.7 lacs) which he used to portray his blind character.

Karisma Kapoor used special make-up to give her a dark tanned look for a scene where she is supposed to be in a disguise. She is always shown as sexy snow-white actress.

It was rumored that Amitabh Bachchan was too busy with his other projects and couldn't spare time to dub for the film. Director S. Ramanathan decided to rope in Sudesh Bhonsle to dub Amitabh's remaining portion. This caused some friction between the two which has been recently sorted out.

The film was supposed to release as early as 1987 as it was started late 1986. However, the film was shelved due to Amitabh going to politics. Then it was decided the film would be started again at mid 1996 but after 7 reels of shooting the film got shelved again. The film has never been completed, it has been shelved for good.
Movie Connection(s):
Remake of: Justice Chowdhary (Hindi)
References: Deewaangee (Hindi)