Agneepath 1990 Hindi Movie UPDATED ⚓
Agneepath 1990 Hindi Movie
written and directed by raj nidimoru, agneepath is a meticulously staged remake of brian de palmas scarface. malhotras aplomb in maintaining the high-octane feel is matched by the cinematography by sanjay suri. the film s hero is played by hrithik roshan who delivers a near-perfect casting. he is feisty, vivid and a little bit of a shady character. hrithiks hrithik plays vijay deenanath chauhan, a dapper, jazzy college dropout who goes home to reclaim his father s name. the seasoned indian actor actually looks more suited to the role of the gangster-who-turned-cleaner-turned-thug vijay than hrithik. he is able to go from cocky to soul-wrenching in a flash. his face goes from one of cockiness to one of utter devastation. the scene where he and his father are killed by gangsters is a visual tour de force. the movie is a visual feast with several evocative and highly-photographed sequences. each and every shot is a celebration of celluloid.
in a small indian village mandwa, vijay dinanath chauhan (hrithik roshan) is taught by his principled father about the path of fire agneepath. his life is completely shattered when the evil drug dealer kancha (sanjay dutt) hangs his father to death. vijay leaves for bombay with his pregnant mother and has only one mission in life- to come back to mandwa and bring back the glory of his father s name. in bombay, 12-yr-old vijay is taken under the wings of the city gang lord rauf lala (rishi kapoor). from then on it is a journey of revenge where he makes and breaks many relationships only to get closer to his aim. vijay finds support only in his best friend kaali (priyanka chopra), who stands by him at every moment in his life. fifteen years later his hatred for kancha takes him back to mandwa where life comes full circle
thoroughly enjoyable, agneepath is a fascinatingly complex movie with memorable characters and a great soundtrack. it also marks the debut of my two favourite actors of all time, hrithik roshan and rishi kapoor, and the performance of sanjay dutt, who s controversial, yet always watchable, character does not disappoint. rishi kapoor is simply perfect in this role, and if he was not already my favourite actor of all time, he would be justifiably so here.
the biggest problem with the movie is its score. when i first saw the trailer for this film, i was surprised to see the music by the likes of rajesh roshan, and thought that it would be an album that would be in keeping with the film. but no, all of the songs (which, to be fair, were performed by rajesh himself) are in a major key, and are played in a completely ludicrous tempo. the songs, too, are not exactly what you’d expect from a movie of this genre. considering the fact that the score is by rajesh roshan, you’d expect something very different. but no, its not quite that.
the best thing about the movie is hrithik roshans performance. he plays vijay with a certain confidence that he rarely shows in his films. he starts off his first encounter with kancha with aplomb, and by the time he has to confront the crime lord, he is a man on a mission.
aa ammayi gurinchi meeku cheppali is a remake of the 1983 movie of the same name. mohana krishna indraganti directed his debut feature, gauchek, starring murali mohan, in the same year and has been involved in the direction of over thirty five movies. the director is a stalwart of the film industry and has delivered many action, melodramatic movies in the 90s and 2000s. he was also one of the founding members of the bombay independent producers, which eventually turned into the bombay studio club, a talent hunt of sorts. he is also the co-founder of the aspiring directors’ project, a school for aspiring filmmakers.