April 25, 2012
1990's blockbuster Agneepath (starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun, Danny, Neelam, etc.) is remade to pay a homage to it. Strike blockbuster. To the best of my knowledge, it was a mega flop. However, as Karan Johar claims, the movie did acquire a cult status, although the alleged audience seem to be more or less limited to the film industry. They're quite generous there. Likewise, our Vijay Dinanath Chauhan also happens to be a legend. Amitabh Bachchan played it loud, and here Sanjay Dutt gets to do the honors. Of playing loud, that is. His characterization of Kancha is pathetically loud. Thankfully, Hrithik is restrained as Vijay while Rishi Kapoor marvels in the role of a pimp/gangster Rauf Lala. Priyanka Chopra is okay. And so is the movie. While I can recall the box office flopping of the old film, I can't remember much about the movie itself. I saw it years ago and did catch it on TV a few months back, but didn't finish it. So I can't compare the two, and tell you which one sucks more. Go for the remake only if you have the guts to sit through nonsensical exaggerations.
January 28, 2012
God Bless Mr Mukul Anand, for he is in a restful place...cos if he was alive today he would have kiled himself...this movie just doesn't move...I am just amazed by the talent of a director to totally screw up fabulous talent and already proven story line. I face a new found respect for Mr. Amitabh Bachan, for giving us the original...cos this movie just ruins everything Agneepath was to us....
Painful and Seriously disconnected....
January 27, 2012
remakes are supposed to be dull and boring.....but this one is a completely different movie with lots of action and enertainment. Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt were terrific!!!
February 17, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
(In East Indian with English subtitles)
HISTORICAL FICTION ACTION DRAMA
I've always liked Bollywood movies, but they're mostly the ones with a lot of action in it. This one happened to be on TV, and I decided to record this one on VHS so that I can fast forward all the commercials. Anyways, this is another one of those movies which the protagonist does absolutely nothing until the main bad guy kills much of the good guys family and friends, and that is when the protagonist finally does something. It's similar to any Chinese chop-sockey movie except that they're no martial arts involved, nor was the action scenes any good, since much of Bollywood action movies with plenty of fighting usually have the actors just swinging their punches through the air while the other people who're getting hit would pretend to get hit. Now, I watched only a small fraction of this movie, while I used my fast forward button while playing the rest just because it's so predictably standard.
September 2, 2013
Great acting by Hrithik Roshan, overall a great film with alot of action
January 6, 2013
Very disappointing for me. The story was predictable and nothing much new, and no, I haven't even seen the original
December 7, 2012
A Remake which is a must watch and its completely new.
October 19, 2012
Agneepath directed by Karan Malhotra is an hard-hitting and gripping movie.Hrithik Roshan is marvelous.Sanjay Dutt as Kancha Cheena steals the show.Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala is terrific.Priyanka Chopra has little to do.The music is good.The action sequences are brilliant.
August 13, 2012
Agneepath celebrates the revenge dramas of Bachchan Era. A bit unapologetically ..........and totally Bollywood way.
Despite being a remake it has a feel of its own. The best aspect about the movie is that it never compels you to compare with the original.
The film has got rid off many scenes and characters from the original but The Iconic dialogue, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan...Poora Naam, stays. It is well delivered in an original style. And It works.
It has all the cliches of revenge dramas of 80s & 90s. An Anti Hero, An Ideal Mother, An Exploited Sister, A Psychic Over the top Villain, An Item Number in Villain's Den. Lots of Gore and Violence. The kind of Cinema we have grown up with.
As a Kid we used to love these stories.
Hrithik does a good job with his intense act. But at some point you miss the elegance of Mr Bachchan in his white suits. As promos showed, Sanjay Dutt is menacing, even with an over the top performance. He will be among all the awards next year. Its a refreshing experience to see him doing SOMETHING rather than being wasted in the recent senseless comedies. But the surprise package of the film is Bollywood's ever Romantic Rishi Kapoor with Mean act of Rauf Lala. He has been showing some class act recently with Do Doni Char, Chintuji, etc.
The film is bit long with some yawn moments here and there but it is a good watch if you loved the revenge dramas we grew up on. A good attempt from a debut director who never competes with Original Cult Movie.
August 10, 2012
minus 1 star for the climax...
July 28, 2012
Hrithik does an excellent job as Vijay & Sanjay as Kancha is no exception. The movie is not a scene by scene copy of the 1990 original but follows the same plot. A good remake.
July 25, 2012
Hrithik and Sanjay's performances where so good! Movie was predictable but the relentless & grim pursuit of revenge makes it interesting to watch.
July 3, 2012
if there was less of the bad gunfire shots and more actual action which you could get in too, it would have been better.. and the title soundtrack was badly abused on screen. However Hrithik and Sanjay's performances where unmatchable!
January 31, 2012
Tthe no-holds barred approached to the Indian Cinema is brought back by debut director Karan Malhotra, with an extremely dedicated cast. Gory in detail and uncompromising, with an action-packed second half!
April 5, 2012
One of India's finest films.
June 9, 2012
Too dramatic...but fun to watch...
April 28, 2012
The first half is brilliant. The second half is brilliantly stupid. Its a shame. Gritty characters, good actors and spectacular cinematography was wasted due to the lack of direction and commitment in the second half.
April 21, 2012
A seminal tribute by Dharma Productions to the 1990 cult classic, which is more than a patch to the original mainly due to Sanjay Dutt and Hrithik Roshan's towering performances, gritty landscape embellished with explosive action, memorable preface and a very raw bustling energy not letting up and shines through especially in the twist in that 'Introduction' dialogue. Om Puri and Priyanka Chopra are consumed by the two leading players' intensity as they chew up the scenery. I missed Mithunda a lot in this interpretation but this one shall get spectacular box office success, the earlier film missed 22 years ago.
April 15, 2012
worth watching this movie
April 10, 2012
I loved this movie, it was so touching, it was also very very very deep. It made me think about the path of fire, overcoming obstacles and hardships and living a life devoted to honor.