“Agneepath” (Path of Fire) is a remake of the 1990 Amitabh Bachchan starrer with the same name. This time around Hrithik Roshan essays the pivotal role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan and his lead pair happens to be Priyanka Chopra. This film was hyped to the hilt and was touted to be a perfect blockbuster opening in Bollywood for the year 2012. The story happens to be the same as that of its original and the minor adjustments to the screenplay are necessitated to suit the taste of the present day audience.

Vijay Deenanath Chauhan is brought up by his highly principled father who works as a school master in a tiny hamlet called Mandwa. In the same hamlet, comes in Kancha Cheena (Sanjay Dutt) who aims to bring the entire area under his control. Resisting this move, Vijay’s father gets killed in the melee which turns his life upside down. With his pregnant mother, he moves to Mumbai with a vow that when he returns to Mandwa he will reinstate the name and glory of his father.

Vijay in Mumbai gets groomed under the supervision of the drug & human trafficking mafia king Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor). Also there is his love interest in Kaali Gawde (Priyanka Chopra) who gives him company. How does Vijay Chauhan get to overpower Kancha Cheena and what are the sacrifices in life he had to undergo is narrated in this film which has a running time of 170 minutes.

The best part in this movie compared to that of the 1990 classic is the casting. Hrithik Roshan as the angry young man. Sanjay Dutt in a clean shaven villainous look gets the perfect makeover for the role. Rishi Kapoor has his own share in the pie so is Priyanka Chopra, Zarina Wahab (Suhasini Chauhan – Vijay’s Mother) and Ompuri.

The integral part of this 2012 film is that all the actors have acted with utmost intent. However, the intent doesn’t transform itself to make the desired impact with the audience. There are places that drags way too much and places which could have been well constructed. The major spoiler here being the modified screenplay which lets the hook of the pace in the film badly.

The item number in the film “Chikni Chameli” performed by Katrina Kaif does raise the pulse of the film a bit but when it sizzles out too fast, there is nothing significant that follows. The climax fight again happens to be a huge disappointment as Sanjay Dutt in the build he is in gets easily overpowered by Hrithik.

Priyanka Chopra’s role though has nothing significant to mention. Probably, if Katrina’s screen time is approximately 5 minutes, Priyanka’s would not be more than 25 minutes. She disappears in the middle and joins back in the end which is quite typical of how a heroine’s role is constructed in a hero centric film.

Story cannot be flawed as it has proved its mettle 2 decades back. The modified screenplay leaves a lot to be desired as the film drags a lot more than desired. Music by Ajay-Atul could have been better so is the editing by Akiv Ali. Director Karan Malhotra has let go a beautiful opportunity that had come his way. The film is unlikely to re-create the magic what the 1990 original did at the box-office.

This “Agneepath” doesn’t have enough fire power in its path.


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