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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Agneepath Movie Review (BD)

Bollywood Dil Se Movie Review: Agneepath

Agneepath: works in parts

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤  ½
Movie Information: IMDB, Wiki

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor, Om Puri, Katrina Kaif (cameo)
Direction: Karan Malhotra
Genre: Action, Drama

Movie Overview:

Tu na thamega kabhi, tu na mudega kabhi, tu na rukega kabhi,
Kar shapath, Kar shapath, Kar shapath,
Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath.

Yeh mahan drushya hain,
Chal raha Manushya hain,
Ashru, Sweth, Rakta se lathpat lathpat lathpat..
Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath.

Wow! Lines of Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan has created magic. Once? No. Twice! This time in a different way. Agneepath (1990) to begin with, is remembered majorly for Mr Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. Agneepath (2012), however, will be remembered for Sanjay Datt as Kancha Cheena and Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala.

Karan Johar, has "tried" to remake a commercially average yet classic "Agneepath" but ends up making it a good-to-watch-easy-to-forget film. The reason? Lack of proper treatment.

First half of movie, is racy,compelling and entertaining equally, thanks to brilliantly shot sequences, tight screenplay, heart-throbbing background score and power packed performances. Sanjay Datt excels throughout the movie, this is probably his milestone performance. Rishi Kapoor on the other hand, after showing brilliance in Do Dooni Chaar, again proves that a star remains a star! How about Hrithik?

Hrithik chooses expressions rather than words. He may not have mass - appealing dialogues but his expressions works like wonder! If you compare Hrithik directly with Amitabh Bachchan, he has, still, done a commendable job.

So where this movie lags? Post interval. Movie misses the thrill that it creates prior to interval, slows down its pace to focus on sub plots, which rather adds melodrama that is unneeded. Film seems dragged a bit too. Story, predictable and yet entertaining, somewhere challenges your logic. Climax, which seems to be written for justifying Sanjay's role, is not grand.

Music is good, backgroud score is really thrilling.

Overall, a deserved watch for sure, but somehow keeps you longing for more.


Quick Review:

Sanjay Datt, Rishi Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan are outstanding, Om puri fits the bill, Priyanka's character gets sidelined. Deven Bhojani and Zarina Wahab are noteworthy. Katrina Kaif's appearance in Chikni Chameli  song adds masala (makers removed the Iyer character to avoid masala factor, crafts new villain Rauf Lala instead, which works too).

Story And Screenplay:
Predictable story overall, with few twists that actually adds the thrill. Screenplay is engaging and makes an otherwise lengthy movie, a fast paced action-drama.

Editing And Cinematography:
Editing is good, could have been tighter (only an opinion, not a loophole) where as cinematography completely overshadows many loop holes in direction and story (whom to credit? Ravi K Chandran or Kiran Deohans, Mr Malhotra?)

Music And Background Score:
A strong aspect of the film. Ajay - Atul does, less or more, the same job as they did in Singham. Well done!

Good in parts, over okay.

Final Verdict:
There is nothing that you haven't seen before, but yet the movie manages to hold attention thanks to performances, music score and splendid DOP.

Box Office collection report:
Agneepath, will be a hit this time, for sure! Opening records are likely to be massive and will cruise easily in first week.

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ½


  1. completely agree to your review . I just think dat the thrill created in the movie is just bcoz of the background score and the ganesh arti.... ohh come on now, anyone can get goosebumps listening to the ganesh arti...remembered, the vaastav one.. :) same loud and thumping music by ajay atul, same lyk singam kinda...:)

  2. Well said. I'm not sure why the director put all of the action in the first half and all of the slow, emotional stuff in the second. I couldn't wait for it to end.

  3. I see that censor board has goofed up once again. Film has a considerable amount of violence, mild expletives and continuous show of drugs.

    Films like Shaitan have been given A rating, based on such factors!

  4. Extremely Bogus Movie. I know i can't get my money back and i felt cheated. In my view time and dime are not worth for this film.


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