Movie Review: Agneepath (2012)
Agneepath is an action thriller film remake of the 1990 Hindi film of the same name. It is produced by Karan Johar and directed by Karan Johar’s former assistant Karan Malhotra. Hrithik Roshan will playing the lead role, originally played by Amitabh Bachchan. Priyanka Chopra will be the female lead. The main villain will be played by Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor will play another negative character. It has been reported that Zarina Wahab will play Hrithik’s mother. Shooting took place in Mumbai’s film city and Diu, India.
Director of Agneepath Karan Malhotra made the film looks very fresh and entertaining. Karan Malhotra has introduced a negative role – Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor), who makes the narration more volatile and explosive. Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Hrithik Roshan) is taught about the path of fire (Agneepath) by his principled father. His life is shattered completeley when the evil drug lord Kancha Cheena (Sanjay Dutt) hangs his father to death. Vijay leaves for Mumbai with his pregnant mother, and takes an oath that he will return back to Mandwa and bring back the glory of his fathers name and take revenge against Kancha Cheena. In Mumbai, Vijay is taken under the wings of the cities drug lord Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor). From here on it is a journey of revenge where he makes and breaks many relationships only to get closer to his aim. Vijay finds support in his only friend Kaali (Priyanka Chopra), who stands by him at every moment of his life. Fifteen years later, his hatred for Kancha takes him back to Mandwa where life comes full circle. The acting by all actor is very good and Hrithik done an exceptional work as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan.
All the track of the movie are very good. The songs well settled with the story line. Ajay-Atul have given very good music.
Music Verdict: ****
Directer: Karan Malhotra
Producer: Karan Johar
Screenplay by: Ila Dutta Bedi, Karan Malhotra
Based on: Mukul S. Anand’s Agneepath
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor
Music by: Ajay-Atul
Cinematography: Kiran Deohansm, Ravi K. Chandran
Edited: Akiv Ali
Distributed: Dharma Productions
Release date(s): January 26, 2012
Budget: 62 crore (US$11.78 million)
Movie Verdict: ****