With a current trend in the Indian film industry to remake the old blockbusters, the most awaited movie of the new year 2012 – Agneepath adds itself to the list; the only difference that it did prove itself as expected which is hard to see these days. Yet again another Big B’s super-duper hit’s remake this new Agneepath totally justifies the word new and remake.
The basic storyline of the movie remains the same with Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Hrithik Roshan) being the son of a school master(Chetan Pandit) who is brutally murdered by Mandwa’s criminal lord Kanch Cheena(Sanjay Dutt). The 12 year old Vijay, with his widowed mother (Zarina Wahab), leaves the village of Mandwa with the keen resolution to avenge for his late father. He then meets with another mean criminal mind Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor) who trains him to meet his so called vow. This is different from the oldie and the character is a replacement of Krishnan Iyer M.A. to make the movie darker; but yet truly remarkable. This performance of Rishi Kapoor is one shade of his acting side which you might not have seen till date and which leaves such a mind-blowing impact as a supporting actor on viewer’s mind.
When the audience begins to watch the movie, they have doubts regarding the epic and ever-lasting role played by Amitabh Bachchan but as the movie proceeds to its climax, they only utter “Hrithik maintained the reign of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan”; and so does the complete crew of Agneepath. After what happened to Don 1, it was a well questionable challenge to Karan Johar for deciding to go for the remake of his father’s one of the epic and atleast meet the standard image of Vijay set 20 years ago. He not only excelled with Karan Malhotra, the director, but also set in front of all the moviemakers how antiques are taken care of.
Sanjay Dutt, whose looks have been the talking sensation right from when the promos of the movie were out, redefined the character Kancha Cheena. The hysterical laughter and guffaws, that a few points of times seem to be overly delivered, add up to the cold-hearted brutality shown in his character. His devilish figure kind of suppresses the macho personality of Hrithik confusing the junta with the question “How Vijay will be dealing with this monster?” which makes the climax much more thrilling.
The role played by Priyanka Chopra as Kaali can be termed as functional but yet non-dismissible. Although the romantic songs portrayed were not the demand of the movie, still they get along quite easily as they are short and two. The item number “Chkini Chameli” spiced up by the sexy Katrina Kaif with her super-energetic dance moves is really rocking the music charts apart from being a treat to the eye. Unlike most of the Bollywood masala these days that start explosively and loose its pace and grip by the end, Agneepath stays in consistency to its banging start and proceeds with adding more and more thrill and excitement.
To sum up, Agneepath is a true homage to Agneepath!!! Those who like to watch light, happy go lucky movies and that charming image of Hrithik undoubtedly would not appreciate it but those who really are looking for a totally incredible performance in acting, screenplay and all, the movie is a must watch. Each and every character has performed exceptionally well giving the Indian film industry a grand opening for the year along with placing itself among the top blockbusters of the this year