VishalSoni's Rating of Agneepath

Vishal's Review of Agneepath

5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes


Agneepath..Agneepath..Agneepath.....More than just a remake..

The original was a class apart is known to one and all. Amitabh Bachchan created a persona 'Vijay Dinanath Chauhan' with his powerhouse performance. Hrithik has created a new age, rogue and ruthless 'Vijay Dinanath Chauhan'. He has done all the justice to his character.
Amitabh displayed a person who had wrapped himself in arrogance to fight with the unjust in his own way. Whereas Hrithik displays a subtle and transparent side just bearing one thing in mind, to avenge his past. Full marks there.
Sanjay Dutt as Kancha is deadly and ferocious. His character and Body language speaks a lot more than his actual dialogues. Rishi Kapoor as 'Rauf Lala' is awesome. His screen presence in unfazed in front of both Hrithik and Sanjay. Very well depicted. The Junior Vijay Chauhan is also a very apt choice.Rest of the cast do their part but nothing memorable about them.
There are flaws in the movie and in between the movie is stretched and gets overly emotional. The flow of the movie is very much Bollywood but, it is the presentation which makes it impressive. Karan Malhotra as debutant director does a good job.

In a Nutshell:
a) Highlights:
The music by Ajay-Atul is varied and enjoyable. Songs convey the emotions perfectly. The background score is terrific and for me it is also a character in the film. Formidable work by Ajay-Atul.
Cinematography is good and the overall production design is fabulous. The dark-broody feel is kept alive throughout all the scenes shot in 'Mandwa'(Diu).
b) Flaws:
The screenplay is set loose at many times in the movie.

The scenes involving Hrithik and his mother (Zarina Wahab) do not reflect the same intensity as it was in the original between Amitabh and Rohini Hattangadi.
"Chikni Chameli" is a thorough disappointment. It was probably just marketing gimmick which was thought about later and stuffed in the movie.

P. S.: This review just has character description.