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Agneepath (2012)

Agneepath (2012)




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In a small Indian village Mandwa, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Hrithik Roshan) is taught by his principled father about the path of fire - Agneepath. His life is completely shattered when the evil drug dealer Kancha (Sanjay Dutt) hangs his father to death. Vijay leaves for Bombay with his pregnant mother and has only one mission in life- to come back to Mandwa and bring back the glory of his father's name. In Bombay, 12-yr-old Vijay is taken under the wings of the city gang lord Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor). From then on it is a journey of revenge where he makes and breaks many relationships only to get closer to his aim. Vijay finds support only in his best friend Kaali (Kaali), who stands by him at every moment in his life. Fifteen years later his hatred for Kancha takes him back to Mandwa where life comes full circle.
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Critic Reviews for Agneepath

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

This dynamic Hindi action extravaganza boosts its potent story with an aggressive style that will ensure audiences feel every blow.

Full Review… | February 1, 2012
Top Critic

Would this movie have the same impact on the young as did Anand's incredible Hum for the generation before? No. Would this Agneepath suffice still? Yes.

Full Review… | April 29, 2015
Hindustan Times

While the carnage of incessant blood-letting and murderous stabbing is at times draining, the film remains captivating from start to finish.

Full Review… | April 29, 2015
Digital Spy

A film completely relentless both in its often grim grittiness and uncompromising artistic vision.

Full Review… | February 9, 2012

Debut director Malhotra pays tribute with a stylish and visually rich remake of the 1990s' film of the same name.

Full Review… | February 3, 2012
Birmingham Mail

This sprawling 172-minute remake of Yash Johar's widely-acclaimed 1990 original is a feast for the eyes, a slight strain on the ears and frustratingly difficult to connect with.

Full Review… | February 1, 2012

Audience Reviews for Agneepath

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.

Supratik Mukherjee
Supratik Mukherjee

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.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

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You know how some movies start with a prologue or, if it's a sequel, a recap and then segue into the story? You always know when the recap ends and the movie begins. The style is different. The music is different. In the prologue/recap here's no time wasted on detail; just hit the dramatic highlights, crescendo, and move on. "Agneepath" is like a recap that never ends. The close shots and quick cuts. The dramatic music with its percussive drive, dramatic horns, and majestic strings. The apparent assumption of interest, since the characters are never really introduced, just presented. Occasionally the music would rise to a climax and the scene would cut to a quiet medium or long shot and it felt like now the movie was starting. But then we'd be right back in to the rapidly repeated crescendos again a few minutes later. The movie did finally evolve a somewhat more narrative style the last quarter or so to finish up the story and became more engaging. And it's a good looking movie. Colorful, well shot and well composed images, very good dance numbers, and pretty leads.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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