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Sanjay Gupta's thriller Zinda offers a variation on the popular South Korean movie Old Boy. The film stars Sanjay Dutt as a software engineer named Balajit Roy whose life is turned upside down when he is kidnapped and held for over a decade by men who intend to frame him for the murder of his wife. During his incarceration he develops a talent for martial arts. One day he is released and, with the help of a cab driver (Lara Dutta), begins to seek out answers as well as justice. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Zinda

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  • A pedal-to-the-metal Bollywood crimer.

    Feb 6, 2006 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

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  • Zinda (Alive) isn't quite as gripping or as flamboyant as it should be.

    Jan 19, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Even the love-making is tortuous and unpalatable. In retrospect, the brutality and gruesomeness in Zinda makes the violence in James seem tame and juvenile. Watch it to know the definition of gratuitous gore.

    Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • If you've seen the original, don't watch this. If you haven't seen either, watch Oldboy - this is strictly for Bolly aficionados.

    Feb 18, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Zinda

Indian adaptation of "OLDBOY". Unlike most of the people, I liked it more than OLDBOY, not because it's more positive and softer than OLDBOY but because it's more logical than OLDBOY. Not that it's flawless, but the plot construction (or say, modification) made me let go the flaws. Fantastica!!!

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familiar stranger

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The Bollywood version of Oldboy - obviously not as good - but the male leads are as good as they get!! Violent, heart wrenching and very graphic, this is a breakthrough movie for Bollywood as it really doesnt hold anythign back. Where some might disagree on its popularity, when viewing it and comparing to Bollywood films overall, it is very different and breaks new ground in the Indian film industry, by going in a new direction.

Khris N
Khris N

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