Friday, 27 January 2012 | By: AbhiLaSH RuHeLa

Review: AGNEEPATH !!!

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       When a masterpiece is created, people keep giving its instance for years. People keep calling it a landmark, a legend, an epic etc. But no one dares to recreate the piece because people are used to the original one and they never appreciate the one which is being replicated. We still remember when Farhan Akhtar came up with an idea of remaking Amitabh bachchan's classic- DON, everyone was surprised that why is he trying to show that Shah Rukh Khan can surpass the iconic work of Bachchan. After few months, movie came in the theaters and the people who looked it as an individual's new work rather than a copy of Big B's Don liked the adaptation very much. People who read Five Point Someone liked 3 idiots because of the adaptation they did in the story. It came out as a fresh story rather than the same- 3 boys struggling in an IIT campus. :-) Finally, Karan Johar announced months ago that he has signed Hrithik Roshan for the remake of Amitabh Bachchan's another classic- AGNEEPATH !!! AGNEEPATH is that movie which immortalized Amitabh Bachchan's style and dialogue. It also made Mithun Chakraborty's charm famous. Till today, when Bachchan's name comes in our mind, first thing we remember is Vijay Dinanath Chavan Poora Naam, Gaaon ka naam Mandva. Whenever Mithun's name comes in our mind, we remember his "I am Krishnan Iyer LA Nariyal Paani Waala" and "Main lungi uthati". So, this is what 1990's AGNEEPATH did. :-) (I am about to start reviewing New Agneepath. I am not a movie expert neither I am a Critic. I am a layman who goes to watch something larger-than-life in theater. So my review is based on my views. So don't target me for my review.)


           Today, finally I saw Karan Johar's Agneepath where Hrithik Roshan played the character of iconic- Vijay Chavan and Sanjay Dutt played the character of the villain- Kaancha Cheena. Before going for this movie, I watched Amitabh Bachchan's Agneepath 2 days ago to see what kind of an adaptation this generation's writer and director have done. :-) Seriously, its not easy to adapt a classic and a legendary work. You ask me to write a brand new story, I will do it with a happy mood but you ask me to write a story on a theme of an already hit story, I will do it in an intense pressure. When the movie began, I had a feeling that I will hate Hrithik after the movie because he will degrade the quality of old Agneepath by either overacting or copying Bachchan but Hrithik occupied the screen with a full hold and good responsibility. He performed each and every scene as a new face of Vijay Chavan. He never made you feel that you are watching a remake. Even in the scenes where the Old Agneepath's scenes were repeated, Hrithik never made you feel that you are watching a scene which is already being enacted by the Star of the Millennium. :-) In all, Hrithik has added one more movie in the list of his masterpieces. :-) 


            Coming to Sanjay Dutt, he is the God of the movie. His role Kaancha Cheena and his character is far far better than the role of Danny in Old Agneepath. He has taken a long leap in the race of villainous characters in our Hindi cinema. We have seen Ghajini, Singham, OUATIM, Dabangg, Wanted and many more movies where the villain played a major part of the film but Agneepath's Kaancha Cheena is 1000 steps ahead of them. Once, Sanjay Dutt enters the screen, you start getting scared of him. And as he kills and hangs people in the movie, you will start fearing that he may do the same with you. He is shown perfectly on the screen and this is how one should use Sanjay Dutt in a movie. Not like he is shown in Lamha, Rascal, Double Dhamaal and No Problem. Sanjay Dutt is made for such roles. His Vaastav's role is still remembered. His Kaante's look is still an unbeaten look. His Munnabhai's work is the love of every age class. This is what Sanjay Dutt is made for and he is used perfectly in Agneepath.


            Coming to Rishi Kapoor, you will hate him for the character he plays in the movie. Rauf Lala is shown such a bastard and cruel in the movie that you want to enter the screen and hit him until he dies. Sanjay Dutt is still funny and your favorite sometimes but you will keep hating Rishi Kapoor for his evil activities throughout the movie. This is the best work of Rishi Kapoor in last 15 years for me. He is the SURPRISE PACKAGE of AGNEEPATH. Coming to Priyanka Chopra, as she said in an interview, she has a very short role in the movie but you will remember her for a long time for her mind-blowing expressions and moves in Gun Gun Guna and her last scene in the movie. She is a champion. None of the today's actress can stand in front of her. She is damn perfect. One more person whom I would like to mention is Chetan Pandit- the one who plays Hrithik's father in the movie. He has acted perfectly. You will go in grief and sorrow when you will see his expressions when he is being killed by Kaancha. I liked him a lot. The way he has read out Agneepath poem of H.R. Bachchan is perfect and ideal. Other roles by Hrithik's mother and sister is perfect. Other side actors are also good in their work. 


            Coming to the movie, entry of Sanjay Dutt is picturized perfectly. Hrithik's entry is also shown in a physique way. :-) Priyanka is not spoiled in the movie even when her role is short. Some scenes are executed so well that you can claim them as the Epic Scenes of Bollywood. One of the scene when Hrithik brings the dead body of a character after the song Shah ka Rutba is speechless. The scene when child artist( the one who played Hrithik) cries when his father is killed in front of him makes you weep. The scene when Rishi Kapoor brings Hrithik's sister for selling her body in an auction erupts a fire in you. The way Hrithik has expressed his love for his sister once when he meets her is so touching and palpable. The scene when Hrithik returns to Mandwa after 15 years is the Epic. The scene when Hrithik kills one of the character after Ganesh Visarjana and says the Epic Dialogue of Big B- Naam Vijay Dinanath Chavan is the BEST SCENE I have seen recently. The last scene of the movie when Hrithik recites the whole Agneepath poem gives you goosebumps. The message passed by the movie- "Burey insaan ka anth bura hi hota hai" is perfectly narrated. Songs are class- Gun Gun Guna, Deva Sree Ganesha are pure Desi Songs. One Disappointment is that O Saiyyaan is shortened for just 1 min in the movie. For me, the movie is 80%. You should surely go to a nice theater and watch it to get the experience of watching an EXPLOSIVE MOVIE. You will not get to see such a movie in near future.


            Some drawbacks- Religion is targeted unintentionally. Muslims are shown in a bad light for most of the times. Sanjay Dutt keeps talking about Hinduism's message and keeps doing all the evil work throughout the movie. This could have been avoided. Movie could have been short by 15 minutes. Chikni Chameli is the biggest crime done in the movie. :-) It disappoints. Katrina can never suit such a character. She has a sophisticated personality. She is KATRINA KAIF. Give her the job of her aura and not of RAKHI SAWANT's aura. Please. Some fighting sequences in the beginning are foolish. Too much violence sometimes makes you feel some other good scenes as just another violent scene. Else, this movie is perfectly done. It will make the original makers of Old Agneepath feel proud to see that their work is made better rather than ruining it. :-) According to the first day collection, this is the HISTORIC OPENING and no film in past have collected this much in the First Day of the release. So already ONE RECORD is broken. :-) This is surely going into the club of 100 CRORE-MOVIES. :-) 


           Go Go Go- Go For AGNEEPATH.


 ABHILASH RUHELA- VEERU

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Divya Virmani said...

Interesting review. I'm even more tempted to watch the movie... Can't wait for this weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

Agneepath is fab!! Hrithik Roshan has surely made 'Vijay Dinanath Chauhan' alive in the minds of ppl again. Priyanka Chopra deserves unstoppable applause for wat she've done in d movie.Atlast sanjay dutt steals the show equally(or v can say more) wid hrithik roshan. He immortalized kancha again n maybe he definetly leaves his mark as the deadlist villian who evr appeard on the silverscreen. Thumbs up for agneepath.
sagar..

Anonymous said...

i watched frst day frst show of agneepath i found it one of the BLOCKBUSTER of last two years....
liked it much!
n ur review too!
@shubham

omg said...

i watched it 3 baar yeasterday itself aur aaj raat ka show fir se book hai... bhai jo likha hai ekdum sahi hai... totally agree wid u..

Rafat shaikh said...

The review is really good.
But I dont agree with your point that muslims are shown in bad light,myself being a muslim didn't feel so,the fact that sanju baba quotes from the holy book but still does evil things means that being a staunch hindu/muslim doesnt decide whethere ur a good or bad human.

Go and watch this brilliant movie!!

sohan @rajputboyrocks said...

awesome ...goin to watch today

Anonymous said...

Really nice review. It's high time you started reviewing movies. You can improve considerably with some practice. Though Hrithik is not my fav but still his recent outings have been good, which definitely means that he is an actor to look out for. I am sure if this movie is a blockbuster then he would enter in the league of Khans. Though Khans are peerless but after reading your review I think this movie will break in to the top league. Nicely written man.. Good Job.

PeErLeSs2aCmE

Anamika said...

Haven't seen yet...but for d review thumps up !!!! Good attempt...its nicely written n is interesting to read...liked it...n yes must say songs r surely surely class...Abhi mujh me kahin n O saiyyan r soulful musical compositions wid beautiful lyrics...

Prateeksha Khot said...

agree with the reviews. Read my review at : http://adf.ly/54FEA

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Haan Divya mam, dekh aao. it is worth watching.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes Sagar, film rocked.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes Shubham, film is blockbuster.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thanks OMG, I am amazed to hear that u have seen the movie three times in a day. :-)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Rafat, I may be wrong I think after reading your comments.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes Sohan, u should watch.. and u have already increased its collection by 7 crore. :-)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes Peerless acme, I am trying and I hope one day, people will prefer my review more than Rajeev Masand's and Umar Qureshi. :-)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Anamika, go and watch the movie.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Thank u Prateeksha..

Anamika said...

hmmm...but still unable to concencrate on anything...i'm just trying hard to get back to normal routine...be it blog reading or anything else..i miss my baba..feel so much low n depressed...its tough to get out of all those thoughts but i'm trying...

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

I can understand it from your irregularity on my blog. Because before the tragedy happened with u, u were always there on my blog almost every day. See, just remember that, your babw will always like you to move your life rather than stopping it coz of him. So, be free and move ahead. Keep him as a motivation for you , not as a stopper.

Anonymous said...

Hi Abhilash, I watched the movie last night and was browsing net for more details when I found ur blog with review. Great review man.. keep it up. The movie should have been a bit shorter. I did not watch the original agneepath and now I want to watch it. btw where did you watch the original?? Thanks...pavan

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Oh thanks a lot for your comment, Pavan. :-)

I had its VCD so I got to see it. :-)

Anamika said...

Thank you for ur beautiful words...

Hemant said...

I do read your post frequently and...I know everytime someone writes a post.. appreciation is what he/she expects with eagerness (being a blogger, I can say this) But this one(review) seems to be too long Abhilash..

I too loved the movie; however; it's too long because of songs at irrelevant intervals.. Hritik, Kapoor saab, and Sanjay datt had done their one of the best works...

The last para of the review was unnecessary.. hope you take the criticism in positive and thats the reason am not posting it as Anonymous :)

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Welcome Anamika.

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Yes hemant. the review turned out to be longer. Will keep this in mind when Ill be reviewing a movie next time. And thanks for letting me know the drawbacks of this review. :-) Love u brother.

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