The Vigil Idiot: Zanjeer

September 10, 2013 7:44 am by

Zanjeer is a remake of the 1973 Amitabh Bachchan classic, and is directed by Apoorva Lakhia. It stars Chiranjeevi’s son Ram Charan (as the iconic ACP Vijay Khanna) and Priyanka Chopra (as Mala) in a role where her intro is to a song that goes “Pinky hai paisewalon ki”. Priyanka Chopra, you might also remember, is an actress who’s gone on record to say that she’ll never do raunchy numbers. This film has opened to a spate of zero-star reviews and I hate to say that I concur. Clearly, the filmmakers are oblivious – how else would you describe someone who makes a film this bad and still ends it with a set-up to a sequel?

Sahil Rizwan is a 25-year-old freelance writer and creator of The Vigil Idiot. When he’s not busy doing everything in his power to avoid taking up a 9-to-5 desk job, you can probably find him curled up in front of a TV or his laptop. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook

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Comments (73)

  1. Som |

    Just as amazing as ever
    Keep writing

  2. Potty |

    won my love,you did.
    you might be the awesome-est guy i’m crushing on at the moment.congrats!

  3. Sury |

    Simply awesome…you would be a better storyteller than most of those bollywoods!!

    Keep writing!

  4. Rahul Kaushal |

    Sahil Rizwan – you are awesum … this was a hilarious piece of work … all of them are. Keep up the good work bud.

  5. priyanka |

    ROFL! This one was too hilarious!! Keep writing!

  6. Brilliant boss. We write reviews on our website as well. But this is the king of all reviews. Amazing man. This just puts a whole new spin on the whole thing. :D
    Great job :)

  7. Priyanka S |

    that was hilarious….especially the guy who pulls his skin :D ur work Sahil :)

  8. Chiranjib |

    A strip after so long! Good work man.
    Do one for “Phata Poster Nikla Hero” please!

  9. Akshat |

    Seriously dude, you have saved me lotsa money n time. No need to go for those, just “see” them here :)

  10. 'Awesome sauce' chick |

    SAHIL dude…

    You are 25 since a very long time man!!!

  11. That invisible-dude/monkey-on-the-back/Vikram’s Vetal is pure genius and totally hilarious! :D

  12. Vishal Pamnani |

    I almost left an expression was the best one. A fun read btw. Kudos to the writer.

  13. soj |

    Please add the ‘vigil idiot’ tag to this comic strip, so that it will be convenient to find with the rest of your work on this site.

  14. Satrajit |

    You don’t actually need to watch an entire bollywood movie to draw your cartoons. SOme trailers are more than enough.

  15. Tanu |

    Randomly got here, this is hillarious….I knew the film would be a dud, but your review is super hit! Laughed out loud..thanks,made for a good read.

  16. Scarlett |

    excellent work!

  17. Neha |

    LMAO..this is super hilarious :D

  18. Rahul |

    One uncle against 17 thugs had me splits…you remain awesome Sahil….btw this has to be one of the worst movies ever made…Apoorva Lakhia should be put in the same jail as Sanjay Dutt and made to watch Policegiri as punishment!!!

  19. Praveen |

    Good one dude!
    Please do it for either of these:
    Grand Masti, Horror Story or JohnDay!

    Keep it up!

  20. vickydonor |

    17 Times Transfer … not even once to a station where he got his Khaki’s Fit.. and Bitch I have just let out an expression .. watch it and do your Job… Awesome Pausom…

    The Hero makes me to remember GIANT ROBOT .. a TV show I used to watch when I was a kid.. absoultely expressionless and emotion less….

    The Pictures of Hero in the entire strip is amazing dude…

  21. Gaurav |

    LMAO…well done mate. I am glad I found this.

  22. booo |

    Dude I am such a Big Fan…Read like every review…you are just funny+smart and shit…kudos…keep going.

  23. Shreya Bhattacharya |