-> indicate a symbolic link, a pointer to the actual file. To change the symbolic link owner/group add the -h flag:
chown -h root:root /bin/filename
Please stop using the asterix '*'to address files. It will expand to every file in the /bin directory (in this example). Using the * constantly will bring you further and further away from solving this. Use the real and full path name. Example: /usr/bin/vi. Nothing less.