Agneepath is the latest version of the 1990 movie starring Amitabh Bachchan. The original movie..
WITH AGNEEPATH another flick will be added to the kitty of remakes. One has high expectations from this movie, partly due to the legend created by Mr. Amitabh Bachchan
and partly due to the stylish presentation of the older version by Late Mr. Mukul Anand and keeping in mind all these points, comparisons are inevitable. Director Karan Malhotra had a high responsibility on this shoulder for recreating this revenge saga, and in some way he succeeded. The area he fell flat is the screenplay, which lacks the power and intensity, an essential ingredient for movies of this genre.
Talking about characters, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan of the new version looks more depressed and this dominates his anguish part. Although Hrithik played the character at his very best, but the flaws in screenplay can’t let him fly high. Kancha (played by Sanjay Dutt
) is the character, which looks so menacing in looks, but looks clownish when he talks. Had more effort been made in characterization of Sanjay Dutt, it would have made him the most memorable villain of 21st century. The character of Priyanka Chopra
has not been given much scope, so she just completes her part in a passable manner. The character of Rishi Kapoor
stands at the top, as he potrays his character in a convincing manner and makes it an outstanding performance. Rest of the cast seems completely sidelined and the roles of other characters are half-baked.
The music has not much to offer and the background score is too loud. There are portions where you can love the movie like the action sequences, the first confrontation between Vijay and Kancha and the song comprising featuring the 35-foot idol of Lord Ganesha. Karan Malhotra must be applauded for creating a different narrative but some more research would be able to do wonders for the movie.