Director? Karan Malhotra
Star Cast? Sanjay Dutt, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Rishi Kapoor
Screenplay? Mukul S. Anand
Run-Time? 174 minutes
Genre? Action, Crime
Our Rating? 3/5
They say that remakes never brings back the magic of the original and they never Justify the original films. Gladly there are remakes like Agneepath that not only pays true homage to the original film but also adds originality to the theme and plot. Karan Johan who produced the film has frequently showed his desire to remake his father’s film Agneepath which starred Bollywood Legend Amitabh Bachchan. He finally got to Fulfill his wish in 2012 by producing a blockbuster remake. Starring Hrithik roshan and Sanjay dutt in lead roles, the film drew inspiration from the original and added elements of its own which worked out.
Plot: The Plot of Agneepath follows the tale of revenge. Master Dinanath chauhan is an idealistic man who has strong principles and who is admired by his home village Mandawa which is on a island away from Mumbai. In order to control Mandawa and grow illegal drugs on the land, Kancha (Sanjay dutt) son of Sarpanch frames Dinanath in a rape. He hangs Dinanath to give justice. Dinanath’s wife Suhasini who was pregnant at the time run away to mumbai along with his son Vijay. Vijay pledge to take revenge of his father’s death and in order to do so he joins another Gangster Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor) forces. Suhasini gives birth to a daughter but after knowing his son’s path she leaves him on his own. The Story follows how a Grown up Vijay (Hrithik Roshan) becomes the Don of Mumbai and takes revenge from Kancha Cheena while being on the target of Mumbai Police.
The Good: The Plot justified by strong performance of Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor
When Karan Johar announced that he will remake the 1990 blockbuster film the question arised that who will play National Award winning role of Vijay dinanath chauhan portrayed by Great Amitabh Bachchan in the original. KJo showed faith in Hrithik roshan and he didn’t disappointed him. For the villain KJo added two villains to the plot Rishi Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay portrayed the role of Kancha which was far scary and ruthless then the original. Rishi kapoor’s character was new but it was surely effective.
The Bad: The film could have been made more darker by reducing the number of songs.Plus Sanjay dutt’s character needed to look more original. I don’t remember Indian villains having tattoos on their body back in 70s. The look remained same for him from 70s to 2012.
Should I Watch It?: Without any doubt.