Zila Ghaziabad

Zila Ghaziabad (transl. Ghaziabad district) is 2013 Indian Hindi-language political action thriller film directed by Anand Kumar. It is produced by Vinod Bachan, and presented by Mohammed Fasih & Bharat Shah. The film features Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Arshad Warsi, Charmy Kaur, Minissha Lamba, Ravi Kishan, Paresh Rawal and Sunil Grover in lead roles amongst others. The film also featured shriya Saran for a special appearance. It was based on true story of gang wars of Ghaziabad. It was released on 22 February 2013.[2] Upon release, the film received mixed reviews.[3][4][5]

Zila Ghaziabad
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byAnand Kumar
Produced byVinod Bachan
Written byVinay Sharma
StarringSanjay Dutt
Arshad Warsi
Vivek Oberoi
Charmy Kaur
Minissha Lamba
Ravi Kishan
Paresh Rawal
Sunil Grover
Music bySongs:
Amjad Nadeem
Background Score:
Amar Mohile
CinematographyN. K. Ekambaram
Distributed byShowman International
Release date
  • 22 February 2013 (2013-02-22)
Running time
143 minutes


The movie is based on the true story of the gang war that lasted between two groups in the 80s and 90s in Ghaziabad, India.[6] In the town of Ghaziabad, Brahmapal Choudhary (Paresh Rawal) is a corrupt chairman, and has connections with the gangster Fauji (Arshad Warsi), who is willing to do anything to make a quick buck. When Brahmapal refuses to pay up to 2 million for Fauji's sisters wedding, Fauji breaks their ties and leaves him. At the same time, Brahmapal befriends a polite teacher named Satbir (Vivek Oberoi) who also happens to be in a relationship with Brahmapal's daughter Suman (Charmy Kaur).

Thinking that Brahmapal has replaced him with Satbir, Fauji becomes furious and joins forces with Rashid (Ravi Kishan), a politician and Brahmapal's rivalry.



Zila Ghaziabad
Soundtrack album by
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Amzad-Nadeem chronology
Zila Ghaziabad
Zindagi 50-50

The soundtrack of Zila Ghaziabad is composed by Amjad Nadeem, with Bappa Lahiri, son of famous music composer Bappi Lahiri composing "Tu Hain Rab Mera" and "Chamiya No. 1", which initially titled as "Main Item No.1 Hoon". The album contains five tracks. Lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed.

1."Ye Hai Zila Ghaziabad"Sukhwinder Singh, Chorus5:22
2."Ranjha Jogi"Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal4:11
3."Baap Ka Maal"Sukhwinder Singh, Mika Singh, Mamta Sharma5:22
4."Tu Hai Rab Mera"Mohit Chauhan, Tulsi Kumar4:49
5."Chamiya No 1"Sunidhi Chauhan, Shabab Sabri, Chorus4:32
6."Baap Ka Maal (Rock Again)"Mika Singh, Anupama Raag5:33


Zila Ghaziabad received negative reviews from critics. Roshni Devi from Koimoi gave it 1 star and called it "almost entirely bad" except Arshad Warsi's acting and a few sequences.[19] Taran Adarsh from Bollywood Hungama gave it 2 stars.[20][5][4][3]


  1. ^ "Zila Ghaziabad (2013)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  2. ^ Sharma, Garima (4 November 2011). "Arshad Warsi had a tough time in Delhi". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Zila Ghaziabad Movie Review {1.5/5}: Critic Review of Zila Ghaziabad by Times of India" – via timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  4. ^ a b Joshi, Tushar (22 February 2013). "Film review: 'Zila Ghaziabad' is out of sync". DNA India.
  5. ^ a b "Review: Zila Ghaziabad is assembly-line garbage - Rediff.com". m.rediff.com.
  6. ^ Vats, Rohit (1 October 2011). "'Zilla Ghaziabad' is a true to life story: Anand Kumar". Ibnlive. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011.
  7. ^ Purva Desai (27 November 2012). "Play second fiddle to none: Divya Dutta". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Geeta Basra denies marrying Harbhajan Singh". The Times of India. 15 December 2012. Archived from the original on 27 February 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Geeta Basra to do item number in Sanjay Dutt starrer 'Zilla Ghaziabad' - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
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  11. ^ "South Indians and Punjabis like their girls voluptuous: Geeta - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Zila Ghaziabad song Ghaziabad ki rani: Vivek Oberoi and Geeta Basra go rustic in the Munni badnaam hui inspired number!". Bollywood Life. 24 January 2013.
  13. ^ Desk, India TV News (11 February 2013). "Item numbers are like special appearances: Geeta Basra". www.indiatvnews.com.
  14. ^ "When would ZILA GHAZIABAD see light of the day?".
  15. ^ Naval-Shetye, Aakanksha (25 April 2012). "Harbhajan Singh is special to me: Geeta Basra". DNA India.
  16. ^ "Shriya Saran to do an item number in Zilla Ghaziabad : Bollywood, News". India Today. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  17. ^ "Sanjay Dutt turns item boy in 'Zila Ghaziabad' - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
  18. ^ "PIX: The HOT item songs in Zila Ghaziabad". Rediff.
  19. ^ "Zila Ghaziabad review by Roshni Devi".
  20. ^ "Zila Ghaziabad review by Taran Adarsh".

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