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  • Original title:Agneepath
  • Category:Movie / Action / Crime / Drama
  • Released:1990
  • Director:Mukul Anand
  • Actors:Amitabh Bachchan,Mithun Chakraborty,Madhavi
  • Writer:H. Banerjee,Kader Khan
  • Duration:2h 54min
  • Video type:Movie

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Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) father is brutally lynched by villagers after being framed by Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa), and his family is forced to flee. The young Vijay vows revenge, and grows up protecting his sister and mother by becoming a gangster himself. Eventually he works his way up the ladder until he is face to face with the men who killed his father, but by this time he is little different from them, and his actions have put his family in the line of danger once more.

Amitabh received tremendous flak initially for his voice but the role remains one of his most memorable characters, till today Amitabh is mostly imitated by his act in this film.

To give Amitabh Bachchan the gangster look, his mouth was stuffed with cotton wool underneath both cheeks, as was Marlon Brando's in Крёстный отец (1972)

The song Jhumma Chumma De De was actually planned for this film but the director felt it would not go with Amitabh's role and hence the song was replaced by Ali Baba and Jhumma Chumma was used in HUM.

Danny Denzongpa suggested the antagonist screen name 'Kaancha Cheena' to director Mukul Anand.

The movie is inspired by a poem by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

Glenn Frey song " You Belong To the City" was recreated for a major part of the background music of the film. The saxophone part of the song was used in most of Danny Denzongpa's scene's.

Although Amitabh Bachchan and Tinnu Anand worked together as actor and director in Kaalia (1981), Shahenshah (1988) and Main Azaad Hoon (1989), this was the first film in which they acted together.

In Desh Premee, Amitabh Bachchan was called as Master Dinanath and in Agneeparh, Aloke Nath is called Master Dinanath. Who is Amitabh Bachchan.

Mithun Chakraborty's unique role of Kishnan Iyer was inspired by one of his room mates of his struggling days, before he become a popular film star. In his struggling days Mithun used to be be room sharing with Devio who used to pay rs 150 while Mithun Used to pay rs 75. Devio had the a bed while Mithun used to sleep on the floor, one specific time Mithun used his bed whilst he was at work and when Devio came back he scolded Mithun. This incident remained with Mithun and he put Devio's character on screen.

The film was made on a budget of 28.5 crore rupees and made 10 crore rupees, and declared as a box office failure.

Tinnu Anand had to shave his head bald to make the age difference between him and Amitabh Bachchan, as he played the role of his uncle.

There was a bedroom scene in the original script after Amitabh has an argument with his mother he goes to Madhavi for comfort. Amitabh Bachchan didn't feel comfortable about it and when he asked the director to alter the scene it was removed.

Amitabh Bachchan celebrated two events on April 8, 1991 at Go Bananas, Santacruz (Mumbai). The first occasion was to celebrate the actor bagging the National Award for Agneepath (1990) and the second was Jaya Bhaduri's (his wife) birthday at the stroke of midnight.

Though Deepak Shirke, Avtar Gill, Danny are older in the film then Bachchan, in reality all are either of same age to him or are younger. Amitabh Bachchan's mother played by Rohini is actually much younger to him in real life.

Amitabh Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa were cast alongside for the first time in their careers. They both started at almost the same time but despite many offers such as Sholay (1975), Coolie (1983) etc they never managed to act in the same movie until this one.

The song " Suite No. 1" from the Hollywood movie Black Rain was used in the film. The music appears when Amitabh goes to rescue Neelam from Deepak Shirke.

Danny and the director Mukul Anand had earlier worked together in Kaanon kya karega(1981) and Aitbaar(1986).

Amitabh Bachchan was impresed with Mukul Anand's work in Insaaf and then Agneepath was the resut and then the did Hum & Khuda Gawah and also Mukul Anand made 3 films Vinod Khana, Insaaf, Mahasagram & Khoon Ka Karz.

Boogie song "Oh My" sampled Jean-Michel Jarre song "Second Rendez-Vous". This is what was used as background music in Agneepath.

Hixxy and Sharkey song "Wanting to Get High (Smoogee's Awake)" sampled Jean-Michel Jarre song "Second Rendez-Vous". This is the same song used as background music in Agneepath.

Deepak Shirke made his debut with the film....This is not correct He had earlier acted as a junior artist in many films.Watch Chor sipahee(1977) song "mujhse mera naam na poocho" to confirm this.

Jean Michel Jarre songs "Ethnicolor" and "Second Rendez-Vous Part 1 and Part 2" were used as background music in a few scenes.

Picco song "Yeke Yeke" sampled Mory Kanté song "Yeke Yeke". This is the same song used in the film for Amitabh and Danny's scene.

Jay Z feat. Blackstreet song "The City Is Mine" sampled Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

Liroy Daleko song " Zaszlo "sampled Jean-Michel Jarre "Ethnicolor". This is the same song used as background music in Agneepath.

"La Belle Et La Bête/(1975) : La Belle Et La Bête (3:25)" by Jean Michel Jarre & Gerard Lenorman was the original source of the Agneepath theme (backgound music).Years later the songs composer Jean Michel Jarre, sampled his own song and created,"Second Rendez-Vous". This is the song Agneepath used in the film.

Pelli Kala Vachesindhe Bala from Preminchukundam Raa sampled Mory Kante song Yeke Yeke. This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Club House song "I'm a Man/Yeke Yeke" sampled Mory Kante "Yeke Yeke". This is the same song used when Amitabh and Danny meet.

Out of the Ordinary song "Play It Again (The Los Ninos Mix) (Remix)" sampled Mory Kanté song "Yeke Yeke". This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Mattara song "Send the Message" sampled Mory Kanté song " Yeke Yeke ". This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Ashley Wallbridge song "Africa (Original Mix)" sampled Mory Kanté song "Yeke Yeke" . This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Mory Kanté song "Yeke Yeke (The Afro Acid Remix)" is a remix of Mory Kanté song "Yeke Yeke". This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Mory Kanté song Yeke Yeke (Hardfloor Mix) is a remix of Mory Kanté song "Yeke Yeke". This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Mory Kanté's Yeke Yeke (Mory's House Remix) is a remix of Mory Kanté song "Yeke Yeke". This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Yeke Yeke (Klubbheads Mega Blast) by Klubbheads (1996) is a remix of Mory Kante song "Yeke Yeke". This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Yeke Yeke (Greatski's Tribal Dub Mix) by Greatski (1996) is a remix of Mory Kante song "Yeke Yeke".This is the same song used when Amitabh meets Danny.

Papoose song "Law Library" sampled Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

Gillatein song "You Belong" sampled Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

J. Stalin & The Worlds Freshest song " Colma" sampled Glenn Frey "You Belong to the City".This is the same's songs saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

Lu:k song " Lovin U" sampled Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

SteLouse song "The City" sampled Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

"You Belong to the City" by Choc Choc Zoo and Inusa Dawuda was a cover version of Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

Grim Delarosa song "You Belong to the City" sampled Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone part that was sampled for Danny's background music.

"You Belong to the City" by The Original Movies Orchestra was a cover version of Glenn Frey song "You Belong to the City". This is the same song's saxophone that was sampled for Danny's background music.

Jean-Michel Jarre song "Equinoxe 4 / Scene 3" sampled Jean-Michel Jarre song "Second Rendez-VousRendez-Vous". This is the same song used as background music in Agneepath.

Ed Starink song "Second Rendez-Vous" was a cover version Jean-Michel Jarre song "Second Rendez-Vous". This is the same song used as background music in Agneepath.

Mory Kante song " Yeke Yeke" appears in the film. It plays when Amitabh arrives to meet Danny Denzongpa for the first time.

The Ganpati Visarjan song Ganpati Apne Gau Chale was shot on famous Shivaji Park beach of Mumbai.

Aloknath's character of Master Dinanath Chavan was actually inspired from Shriram Lagoo's iconic character of Mastar Shridhar Pant from Pinjra 1972.

Beyond Eternity Theme Hameshaa (1997) was recreated from Rendevous 2 by Jeanne Michel Jarre . This is the same tune used in Agneepath.

Mukul Anand approached Javed Jaffery for the song "Ali Baba". Mukul wanted a dancer for the role. Javed agreed but later backed out. Shakti Kapoor was signed at the last hour.

Madhavi was upset that several of her scenes were edited out.

The film was sold for 55 lakhs in Bombay and Amitabh took the Bombay rights as his fees.

After the film Kader Khan suggested that they show Amitabh's character getting his vocal cords hurt. This would explain why Amitabh was speaking with a different voice. The audience had rejected the film mostly due to Amitabh's different voice used.

This was the last movie Madhavi starred with Amitabh Bachchan. They were paired in Andha Kanoon and Geraftaar.

This was one of the last major movies of Madhavi before she retired from films in the mid 90s.

Amitabh's famous telephone being a bad invention dialogue was repeated by Anil Kapoor in Trimurti.

Amitabh knew he needed to change his style of films. Somewhere in 1987 he spoke to Mukul Anand and asked him to make a film where they broke the rules and did something different. He even told Mukul to shoot the film any way he liked and that he would not interfere with anything.

The name for Danny Denzongpa's character in Agneepath - Kancha Cheena - came from the actor himself. It roughly translates to someone with Nepalese and Chinese descent.

Kader Khan's shelved directorial movie Jaahil had a connection to Agneepath. In Jaahil the honest father had to die supposedly and when he dies no one touches his body . The little son carries his father to the pyre alone on a cart and vows revenge...As Jaahil was shelved and Kader Khan being the dialogue writer for Agneepath decided to use those scenes in Agneepath. Mukul Anand asked Kader Khan if he could use those portions written originally for Jaahil . If one sees the child hood of Vijay Dinath Chauhan, the same scenes are in the film.

Mandhva was shot in Goa, Tinnu Anand was told by Mukul to give bad words to junior artists in the scenes, Danny told the director If Tinnu gives him bad words he will shoot him so Tinnu didnt give him bad words in the climax scene but gave it in the dubbing.

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  • comment
    • Author: Dandr
    Plot

    Abhishek Bachchan (son of Amitabh) once said in an interview that his favourite Amitabh film was Agneepath. Agneepath is about a small town boy (Amitabh) whose father is killed and he comes to Bombay to seek revenge on his father's death. After his father's death, the boy becomes the bread-winner for the family and follows the path of crime to support his mother (Rohini Attangadi) and sister (Neelam). Later in the film, he meets Mithun Chakraborthy who plays the role of Amitabh's confidant (though it is a little overdone) and later falls in love with Neelam. Amitabh slowly builds a massive crime empire but his own weaknesses lead to his downfall. Danny Dengzoppa plays the bad guy who wants total supremacy over the mafia and will do anything to eliminate Amitabh.

    Review

    Agneepath is easily one of Amitabh's best films ever. This film draws heavily from Scarface (starring Al Pacino). I watched Scarface after Agneepath and was quite shocked to see that they were very similar. Afterall, when I watched Agneepath, I thought it was one of the those unique films which had not been inspired by a Hollywood flick! Even the music themes were similar! Amitabh gives a memorable performance as Vijay Chauhan, who is an arrogant, stubborn, rude gangster with a good heart. What makes this film different from other Amitabh films, or even other Hindi films is the excellent potrayal of its main characters - Amitabh, Danny and Rohini Hattangadi. These characters are believable, unlike in most Hindi films and they bring out the reality of the situation. The film is violent at times, the screenplay is sloppy and the direction could have been better! I thought that the original version of the film with Amitabh's modified voice was much better than the one with his own voice. The original version made his character more authentic.

    The title of the film was inspired by Harivansh Rai Bachchan's (Amitabh's father) poem - Agneepath (path of fire). It is not surprising that Amitabh received his first and ONLY National Award (Indian equivalent of an Oscar, though many people consider Filmfare to be the Indian Oscar) for this film. Rohini Hattangadi won a Filmfare award for best supporting actress for her potrayal of a loving and innocent mother. Mithun Chakraborthy won a Filmfare for best supporting actor.

    If you thought Al Pacino was good in Scarface, you have got to watch Amitabh in Agneepath!

    Overall, I give this film an 8 out of 10! Go watch it!!!
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    • Author: Acrobat
    A masterpiece indeed! It is very easily the best film Amitabh has acted ever. Even though the music score is not up to the mark, one gets to watch Amitabh's sterling performance as the "angry young man" of Bollywood. The background score adds to the intensity of the film. Its well worth giving 10+. The best scene in the film would be the one where Amitabh goes to the slums to save his sister Neelam. The dialogues in the entire film are just awesome. Tinu Anand and Rohini Hattangadi have also given a memorable performance in the film. The songs are very avoidable and spoil the tempo of the movie. But the best part of the film would undoubtedly be AMITABH. He is indeed the best actor of the millennium.
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    • Author: Hidden Winter
    Epitome of performance and style in genre of gangster movies. It is without any doubt one of the best gangster movies ever made in any language. It would not be a overstatement to rate this flick better that Scarface starring Al Pacino. This movie came at the pinnacle of the golden era of gangster movies in India overshadowing all others. It does not have the sophistication of The Godfather or Sarkar or the realistic portrayal of City of God or Satya but it has the power- the power of enunciated emotions never portrayed before in such a cumulative fashion; and this distinction is an intelligent deliberated achievement and not not just a mere coincidence.

    Any discussion about the technicalities of the movie will have to start with a special mention of Amitabh Bachchan's performance. The historic portrayal of that powerful scorn, the trademark word "hain" with the hand-action, the style and the posture of sitting on a chair and all other countless gestures combined with powerful and then-realistic acting won him the much deserved National Award for Best Actor. Danny did well with that stoic face. Mithun gave the need-of-that-time over-the-top performance and made it believable. Rohini was good portraying measured grief and strength of the bollywood-mother. Neelam did not have to do much apart from giving some turns to the story.

    Cinematography and screenplay set a new milestone then. The scenes with a crowd of thousands in slums was not a common sight in Bollywood then. The script is great, editing is outstandingly amazing and foolproof for that time. Production set new standards. Direction is great. Background score is of international level. Songs are average and redundant.

    All in all, it's a quintessential bollywood movie with hero and villain, old mother and a sister, powerful gangster and a cheesy climax. The remarkable thing is- It is still a great entertainment after all these years and a major change in story-lines.
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    • Author: Whilingudw
    With an electrifying performance that could surely wake up the dead, Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again that there is no one to match him.

    This kind of movies rely on the performance of the main character. And I have never seen such an powerful performance as this one by Amitji. Simply mind blowing. The anger through his eyes seem to radiate through your screen.

    The rest of the cast performs very well. Especially Amitabh's mother, the inspector and Danny Denzongpa. Mithun is good as well, although one might think he tends to go overboard sometimes.

    The dialogues are one of the best I ever heard, if not the best. Every time when a dialogue was delivered, I got goosebumps. These dialogues stick with you forever, especially if you are an Amitabh Bachchan fan.

    The backgrounds score is phenomenal. It reminds you of Scarface, which is another masterpiece.

    Music is reasonable, although I think the movie would have been better off with only one song in it or none at all.

    Scenes that stick with you are to many to mention. I wilt remember this entire movie for the rest of my life. And I will surely watch it several times more.

    This is an absolute must-see for every Amitabh Bachchan fan! You don't wanna miss this one.......
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    • Author: Morad
    The story is that of injustice done to a noble man, avenged by his son, somewhere in between blurring the line dividing the good and the bad. Bachchan plays the avenger to the perfection. There is no actor all over the world (and I mean the whole world!!) who can portray the anguish and anger like Amitabh Bachchan and this is exploited in the movie till the end.
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    • Author: Viashal
    Be it the tree or its leaf, the all consuming fire vanquishes all and always moving forward.One who is soaked in his own blood and sweat can cross this path of fire: AGNEEPATH!

    Agneepath is a 1990 Bollywood film directed by Mukul S. Anand. It was considered to be a loose adaptation influenced by the 1983 Hollywood film Scarface starring Al Pacino.

    This film stars 3 actors at the peak of their acting prowess: Amitabh Batchan, Danny Dengzongpa and my favorite actor Mithun Chakraborty.

    Brief Plot: On one morning walk, Dinanath teaches his son the poem "Agneepath." Dinanath is a reformer. He runs a small school, leads a campaign to obtain electricity and infrastructure, and generally uplifts the village. Unbeknownst to him, the village of Mandwa has been insidiously taken over by powerful crime baron Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa). Kancha uses the village as a landing point for his contraband.

    Kancha buys off a local merchant, Dinkar Rao (Goga Kapoor). Rao stages a scandal where the upright Dinanath is lured to the town brothel, drugged, and found to be in bed with a prostitute. The angry villagers lynch Dinanath before his wife Suhasini (Rohini Hattangadi) and his young children, Vijay and Siksha. Suhasini and the children are forced to flee Mandwa. Young Vijay swears to avenge his father's death.

    Will he succeed? Watch this phenomenal film to find out what happens next...

    A must buy for any avid Hindi film lover. The casting, acting, dialogues, background music and action scenes are top-notch. Mukul anand, who directed also directed Hum(1991) after Agneepath, proves us yet again he is one of India's most rated directors. Amitabh Batchan's character has some super dialogues in the film and his acting is mesmerizing. Rohini Hattangadi also puts in some fine acting as well as Mithun Chakraborty and Denny Dengzongpa. The rest of the cast perform adequetely.

    I consider this the most prized DVD of my collection, along with Prahaar, Ghatak, Ghayal and Gardish.
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    • Author: Shem
    Amitabh Bachchan has always been highly respected and critically praised actor in the Indian film industry. Ever since his breakthrough in Prakash Mehra's Zanjeer (1973), Amitabh had become a personified leading man (prior to which he was mainly a strong supporting-actor with films like Saat Hindustani and Anand, for which he had won awards for his performances). But it was his charismatic turn in Zanjeer that established Bachchan as the Angry Young Man of Bollywood cinema - following up with the blockbusters Deewar, Trishul, Kaalia, Laawaris, Shakti throughout the 1970s and 80s.

    The late 1980s were not so smooth in terms of career, with average fairers like Toofan and the box-office failures Ganga Jamuna Saraswati (1988), Main Azaad Hoon and Jaadugar in 1989, Bachchan needed a comeback.

    Prolific Hindi filmmaker Mukul Anand had cast Amitabh in Agneepath - which was released in 1990 to critical and commercial success. The film sees a young boy named Vjay (child actor Master Manjunath), living a simple, peaceful life in the village Mandwa. His father Master Dinanath (Alok Nath) is an honest and truthful school teacher, who has always taught his son that the path for honesty is a tough and challenging route; a path of fire (literal translation of the film title), but whoever does travel the Path of Fire, no challenge would be an obstacle for that person. Master Dinanath is highly respected and much loved in Mandwa, as he intends to improve conditions of the village step-by-step. But not everyone wants to follow the wiseman's path to prosperity - Local Landlord Dinkar Rao (Goga Kapoor), sees an opportunity to make it rich by selling the village Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa) - a rich, ambitious and ruthless drug-lord. Who wants to make the village a port for narcotics,since it does not appear on the Indian map and is only a stones-throw away from Bombay City (now Mumbai). The only way they could succeed is by ridding the village of Master Dinanath, after being framed for adultery, Master Dinanath is mercilessly beaten to death by the villagers, and his son Vijay is left as the sole breadwinner for his mother and younger sister.

    Upon leaving Mandwa for Bombay - the young Vijay swears to give the village back to his mother. Once entering Bombay, Vijay and his family endure poverty, from sleeping on the streets, becoming a shoeshine and also witnessing his mother being taken advantage of. After retaliating against local goons by burning a petrol pump, his reputation as a hardknock is established and he is taken under by 4 rival gangsters of Kancha Cheena. Vijay grows up to be a key figure of Bombay's underworld (now played by Amitabh Bachchan), but also known as Vijay 'Bhai' (meaning 'Don' or literally 'Brother' Vijay) by the poor for his good deeds and charity. Once surviving an encounter with death from his 4 bosses, Vijay exacts his revenge one-by-one and also getting closer to drug-lord Kancha Cheena. He befriends a street vendor Krishnan Iyer MA (Mithun Chakraborthy), who then is given the job to protect his younger sister Siksha (Neelam), and the two become romantically involved. As he delves deeper into the life of crime, Vijay takes the opportunity exact revenge against Kancha and the people responsible for his fathers' death.

    Many comparisons have been made with Agneepath and Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983), saying Agneepath is a remake of De Palma's crime epic. But this is absolutely not the case. As some scenes do resemble hints of Scarface (i.e. Vijay killing 2 of his bosses in a Police station lock-up, the meeting between Vijay and Kancha) even the use of Grigio Moroders' score (in the re-dubbed version with Amitabh's regular voice), other than that the film itself is a completely different story. If anything the film draws similarities to Amitabh's own classic Deewar from 1975, about the rise and fall of a rags-to-riches gangster. The film itself was inspired by the life of Indian gangster Manya Surve; who was shot to death by a police encounter in 1982. Amitabh used many of the late gangsters' mannerisms, the way he sits and even his voice (in the original version of the film). Plot-wise the film is familiar territory for Amitabh, but what excels it above many Indian crime thrillers of that era is the outstanding performances from Amitabh - whose eyes just express the emotions and thoughts of the character and villain Danny - a very hard negative performance to top.

    The film is well-directed as is the cinematography, the violence is not glamorised but rather shown in realistic context which can be gruesome and gritty as well. The best cinematography in the whole film is during the film's finale - where Vijay runs through fire and faces his nemesis. The music used throughout a lot of the film and the finale is from French composer Jean Michel-Jarre's 'Second Rendezvous' and 'Third Rendezvous' albums, as well as Hans Zimmers' score to 'Black Rain' (1988). The performances of the main players as well as strong supporting cast make this an unmissable piece of Hindi cinema. As it was the first Hindi film which saw gangsters wearing Ray Ban sunglasses, driving Bentley's and living in exotic locations. Dialogue by Kader Khan is also a driving force as many quotable lines are mentioned in this film.

    Overall the film is a brilliant attempt as performances, dialogue and cinematography make it a great example of Bollywood's best actor at his finest.
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    • Author: ACOS
    I had never seen this film before 2000. nearly four years ago i made a friend on chat from rwanda(mid Africa). He was all the time praising about Amitabh bachan in this movie. i decided to watch and see myself, there must be something about this movie that makes a non Hindi speaking guy watch it umpteen times. The movie isn't that good it has an average story, good direction but its Amitabh's greatest performance ever. The deep voice, the amazing screen presence, his eyes say everything, the way he sits, the way he talks is absolutely mindblowing. no other actor i have seen could show so much emotions with his eyes. Many people say its like the Marlon brando character in Godfather. But i don't think thats correct. In fact hes added a new dimension to godfather's character. I have no doubt after watching this film that amitabh is the greatest Indian actor ever. And shahrukh will always come second.Trust me - Just watch the movie.
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    • Author: Briciraz
    This film which has a lot of Scarface about it is superb. There are 2 major reasons for this... The 2 lead stars. A superb performance from Mithun is diminished somehow due to a devastating performance from Amitabh.

    Casting is key to the success of this film. The lesser parts are also performed flawlessly. I think the fact that there is not much music in the film helps. It is an epic and is the kind of film that non Hindi speaking people should see to appreciate Bollywood.

    If you've not seen it... Watch it now. This film is up there with the 'City of God' and 'Hard Boiled' world cinema masterpieces. It is the Bollywood equivalent.

    Why was Amitabh voted the greatest all time movie star?? This is why!!!
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    • Author: cyrexoff
    Yep, this movie is a great copy of Scarface except here the hero's motivation to big the king of the world comes from revenge. Amitabh comes off as a violent but very ambitious person. Movie has a lot of action which is quite realistic and violent (the way I like it). True to his role Amitabh gets shot I think eight nine times but survives to come back and kick some butt. A lot gunslinging and explosion involving cool stunts with cars. It's really unfortunate Amitabh was already quite old if he had been a little younger I think he would have made more movies like this one. This movie definitely has teeth and is one of the best gangster movies of all times.
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    • Author: Oghmaghma
    If Bollywood have Sholly, Mother India, Devdas, Pyaasa, Guide and many many more top most movie, I would include AGNeePATH in that list.

    This is awesome movie with one of the best performance by Mr. Bachchan and Mr Denny, Mithun Da and all the characters.

    There is not a single character in this movie who has not been appreciated and made a mark in the industry with his/her performance till date.

    I would like to thanks, Mr. Mukul S. Anand for making such a beautiful movie, which would not have been completed without Mr. Kadar Khan's powerful dialog (as always, he is the best in industry).

    I would recommend everyone to see this movie.

    In every movie's of Mr. Kadar Khan, there is message and so do we have in Agneepath.

    I salute to all the characters, staff associated, and all the people attached with this movie, who have created a bench mark movie in the Bollywood industry.
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    • Author: Linn
    How does one start to describe the best movie of someone whom one considers the best actor in the world? The world.

    Agneepath is without doubt, the best, and I mean THE BEST performance of Shri Amitabh Bachchan's illustrious career.

    The angst, the anger, the frustration, the pain, it simply speaks from HIS EYES. Watch his eyes in every scene, they speak such volumes which even the dialogues fail to encompass. I've seen Amitabh-ji speak so much with only his eyes in BLACK as well. And it's a lesson on what acting is all about, what cinema itself is all about when one actor rises beyond everything and everyone else, as if inspired by God himself, to deliver a performance that is so true, so great, so beyond words, that it's worthy of every single award made for acting...

    Two-three scenes that are a study in acting: The intro scene when Amitabh states his full name, 'Vijay Dinanath Chavan' and his knowledge of his appointment with 'death'.

    The scene where he pulls himself out of the water and walks to meet his nemesis Kancha Cheena, the flashbacks of him pulling his father's dead body as a child, and again the haunting look in his eyes...

    The final scene when he runs through the fire...

    And above all, and I'd like to state that I'm a movie addict - I love movies, cinema, Godfather, Scarface, Where Eagles Dare, Guns of Navarone, Two Minutes Warning, Good Bad Ugly, Scent of a Woman, Taxi-driver, Ronin, Sholay, Trishul, Shakti, Zanjeer, Deewar, Don, Chuck De India, Lagaan, Ghayal, Damini, Terminator 2, Aliens, Titanic, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, Avatar, Ghajini, Memento, Athadu, Kick, Jackie Chan movies, Bruce Lee movies, it's all so mixed up cause I love film making, love the art itself...

    Yet, without doubt, without a single doubt, the one scene that stands out in my head in all my 33 years of loving English, Hindi, Marathi & Telugu movies is the one single scene in this movie, when Amitabh turns to his bosses and says, ''Tumhara hamara ladayi mein jeet iska (gun) nahin, iska (destiny) hoga...'' Look at his EYES. Just look at them... That is the ULTIMATE scene by ANY actor in my book of all time. If you don't believe me, watch Slumdog Millionaire and you'll see this very scene shown at the most crucial point in the movie...

    Amitabh is p.e.r.f.e.c.t. in this movie. Better than Scarface?? Even Al Pacino would sit back and wonder what inspired Bachchan-saab to achieve such greatness in this movie...

    9/10, and only because this is Amitabh-ji's best movie till date.
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    • Author: Centrizius
    I watched this movie when i was 14 years old. At that time i was totally into both Hollywood and bollywood movies and this movie stood out. At that age i felt this was the best movie i've ever watched and quite possibly the best performance by Amitabh. 16 years on, when i watch this movie again, i have to admit that performance by every actor was memorable and i picked that as a teenager. And the dialogues, well i don't want to say anymore because i will start saying them shortly ... yes i remember every single one! I know Kader Khan wrote for most movies he acted in but i never appreciated his work before this movie when he wrote and didn't act in. Even though blockbusters such as Sholay and Deewar were more popular earlier, i don't remember them as well as this. Amitabh's voice in this movie was amazing. I did hear that it was changed as it didn't appeal to certain audiences. However the version i saw and own is simply brilliant.

    I didn't know that Mithun got an award for the movie until a few years later. But when i watched the movie in 1990, i felt that this was easily his best performance ever. Mukhul S. Anand has made made some great movies in time and this movie made every actor the greatest.

    And the most memorable scene: ummmm what can i say? With great cinematography every scene is memorable and supported by great background music. Just writing this comment and reading what others had to say, has made me want to watch the movie again. The more i watch it, the more i like it.

    Those into love stories, bollywood dance, songs and fashion would never understand and appreciate this movie. I've had that experience over the years when i've recommended it to bollywood movie fans. That's probably why it never made it big or should i say bigger.
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    • Author: Mikale
    What a performance by Amitabh bachchan. Its very rare that an actor rises above the script, direction and every other aspect of the film. Thats what Amitabh has done here. His screen presence, the dialogues, expressions, the style...Simply brilliant. NO one and i mean no one (including Al pacinos and De neros) can do something like this. After watching this film i have no doubts....Amitabh is the star of the millenium, he is THE BEST, PERIOD.
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    • Author: ALAN
    What happens when you get a character who is a mix of Scarface (Al Pacino) Tony Montana. With the famous Amitabh angry young man character of Vijay (Zanjeer, Deewar, Trishul etc). The outcome is Vijay Chahaun the character which Amitabh portrays in Agneepath. Amitbh in a yet another powerhouse performance delivers a performance of his career in a award winning role. Alongside Amitabh is the 80s Superstar Mithun in a supporting entertaining role. This movie borrows a little from my favourite Hollywood movie Scarface. Usually i do not enjoy a Bollywood Movie that copies. Agneepath is not a exact copy, It Entertains big time. The movie has great Dialouges, Superbly directed by the late Mukul Anand. This movie is a must see for Amitabh Fans.
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    • Author: Nahelm
    I must agree with many of the people who have taken their time to comment on this wonderful movie. Slightly disappointed that the editing of the film was not up to scratch but the performance of Amitabhji was simply superb. To speak like he did and pose like he did for certain scenes shows that he believed in this film. I was so glad that Amitabh never sang any songs as it shows that Gangsters don't sing songs. Great performance from Danny and Rohini Hattangiri because without them it would of been difficult for Amitabh to perform to his huge standard. Mithun was good - very good South Indian character. It is so far my favourite film and this film is over 16 years old. What a tribute!
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    • Author: Jogrnd
    If familiar with the source material of Scarface, it's pretty hard to understand where exactly Yash Johar and Mukul Anand saw Tony Montana as a tragic hero. Agneepath stands well on it's own but it's inspiration shows direct laziness on account of the filmmakers - they had the story there and could have worked with it without having to include anything to do with Scarface. Once again, this leads to a film that could have been but is shamefully a wannabe.

    Acting wise, Amitabh Bachchan steals the film as "Vijay" - a child who grows up to be a gangster seeking to redeem himself in the eyes of his mother. The film's major let down is his co-hort played by Mithun Chakraborty, who gives one of the most insulting stereotypical roles captured on film that is downright infuriating because of his constant smile and jumpiness - one wonders who the hell wrote such a character into a gangster film - regardless if a comic was needed or not. Danny Dezponga (sp?) plays a stereotypical villain by the numbers and doesn't really add anything.

    The dialog is the film's key strength, apparently derived from a poem "Agneepath" written by Amitbah's father - the film desperately tries to showcase a man's journey from evil to good. One of the best moments is an injured Vijay carrying his mother to their former home at the end. Perhaps it was the sub-title translation, either way, what was being said and how it was said added buoys to a sinking ship.

    Once again, I honestly feel that the producers and writers had a good story with a child's journey into evil and redemption as an adult. They don't need to show the child's journey but they need to in order to showcase why the individual is such as an adult. That is fine, but the lifting of certain scenes and themes from Scarface degrades what could have been a fine film on it's own.

    6/10.
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    • Author: Browelali
    Based on a contemporary indian(hindi)poem's title Agneepath or the trail of fire"is a multi-cultural action packed film which reflects many of contemporary India's crucial problems namely the plight of the down trodden and gangsterism.For Indian and other viewers too this highly intense and sophisticatedly directed film is a must for all MUKUL ANAND fans.IN keeping with the times the director attempted a Syl Stallone voice casting for the angry young man hero image. Shot extensively in Goa and Mauritius the film is thought provoking' moving and entertaining
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    • Author: Rare
    Amitabh Bachchan always known for his baritone, for once in this film changed his voice into a rasp guttery voice which shocked his fans who felt his voice was dubbed or the speakers were not proper and the film didn't work at that time. Amitabh had to redub the film in his original voice finally but it was too late but surprisingly the film got cult status later and his dialogues became iconic and are still remembered. The film starts off well with the introduction of younger Bachchan whose father Alok Nath tries to reform the society but is killed by the villagers after being poisoned by the villains. Amitabh's intro is superbly handled and the scenes amongst his bosses and then the shootout, however the bosses are shown as jokers which reduces the impact yet the scenes that follow are well handled, the scene at the dining table is memorable while the first meet of Danny is superb too, the Mithun portions though irritate The revenge vendetta angle though relagated to the background in first half comes back to fore with a bang in the second half and the clash between Amitabh and Goga first and then with Danny is superb The end though clichéd is superb Many say the film is inspired by Scarface(1983) perhaps a few bits are but not the whole film, the dining table, meeting with Danny scene are sort of similar Direction by Mukul Anand is good Music is okay, Alibaba is a fun number rest are okay There are some stupid songs too like Krishnan Iyer MA song Dialogues by Kader Khan are a mainstay.

    Amitabh Bachchan played a gangster in Deewaar before and many films but he is amazing yet again though he looks too old for 36. He was almost 50 in this film but yet his expressions and dialogues are superb though at times it does tend to look overdone and I would appreciate his original voice anytime but yet it suits the character. Madhavi is good, Mithun does his part well but his character irritates Danny Danzongpa is amazing as Kancha Cheena, Goga Kapoor is good, Avtar Gill is good in a brief role, Deepak Shirke who debutted with this film is good, Sharat Saxena annoys, Bob Christo is as usual Rohini Hattangady though younger then Bachchan in real life is good as his mother, Neelam is good too, Alok Nath leaves a mark in a cameo, Archana Puran Singh is okay, Sudhir Pandey and Vikram Gokhale are amazing.
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    • Author: Water
    "Vijay Dinanath Chavan, poora naam..." It is one of the most oft-quoted dialogues of Amitabh Bachchan, and for the right reasons, too. He is slumped awkwardly on a chair in the police station, with kohl around his eyes, raspy baritone booming out those words which are bound to leave an impression in anyone's minds, while a shaft of light pours inside the office, leaving an aura of mystery...is this a Hollywood movie or what? Agneepath's physicality is absorbing, and quite too much for the mind to take in. The violence of the movie is quiet perturbing for the 90's attritional audience who had grown up on a healthy diet of melodrama and romance. All the while, this film is carried on the huge shoulders of the angry man, young no more, Amitabh Bachchan. His six feet frame towers above every illogical plothole, his character's growth is fascinating, and yet, his portrayal of a gangster makes you forget that you are watching a Gangster and not a flawed god. His tension, his anger, his angst, the scenes when his happiness or hope has been brutally crushed; they make the film worth watching-they even make Mithun Chakraborty's acting bearable. Crib all you want about this being an Indian version of 'Scarface', I will quote Clark Gable from 'Gone with the Wind',if you do. Nothing quite captures the intensity with which Amitabh Bachchan's eyes burn the audiences' souls. They are two burning charcoals which carry 25 years of vengeance and anger, and my god, how Amitabh pulls it off! Even the end doesn't bother you much, because he is acting. "Ashw, Shweth, Rakht se bana yeh lathpath, lathpath, lathpath! Agneepath! Agneepath! Agneepath!" are the words he quotes when he realizes with delirious joy that he has crossed the path of fire. He has done it! He is a pure soul now, a great man! His hands are clean, aren't they, he killed the man who was responsible for the way he himself became. HE was cleansed, purified, bathed in virtue's glory. If not for anything else, go and watch this movie to see an Amitabh Bachchan's magnum opus.
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    • Author: Charyoll
    Angeepath Bollywood meets Scarface. The thought gone into mixing the background score and carefully written dialogues makes it one of the best movies ever. Arguably the roles play by the stellar case were they are at a point where they are each at the peak of their powers. Remake being made, seen trailers, leading actor in that movie says it pays homage to original movie. The film starts with a father son moment were the father tries to in-still in his son a creed this effects the boy with the ripples of this discipline are felt when the boys character is in his darkest hour. It is these deep rooted values that are challenge in the climax of the film. It shows that boys metamorphosis that takes place which sees the man conquer all, an fulfil his promise to take back the village that his family is throw out off. The irony is that its this creed that comes back to bite him back were he is face with having to cross the righteous path. A path his father warn was the path of fire. The central character in the film sees a evolution were he develops an ego which is driven by the sole objective of revenge, like many films of this era. What sets this movie apart is the Film production this is evident as the pedigree of this film is such that even watching it some twenty years on it still does not seem out of place. This is only possible through the carefully pick props which range from the clothes to the buildings, cars etc.As there is a climate of remakes and sequels with Don 2 Ghayal 2 Shootout at Lokhandwala. 2 How about Angeepath 2. If the remake is successful?. Bring on Angeepath 2. Vintage Big B in the genre of the Angry young man who fights to the clear his name from the stigma inherited from his family. This time to regain his homeland.
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    • Author: Mot
    I saw this movie on television and was blown away by Big B's acting.It was perhaps his best performance.The style, walking, talking, and everything else was just fantastic.Though the music is a let down,it doesn't match the style of the movie.But it doesn't matter.

    The movie revolves around Vijay(Big B) who is out to take revenge for his father's murderers.It is like a one man battle,but Bachchan's performance is very powerful.The ending is the best part of the movie.How he saves his family,running through the fire and killing the villain(Danny) is just too good.

    It is a must for every Bachchan fan.Really powerful,Really the stylish and really awesome!!!
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    • Author: Kale
    It is unfortunate that a Director of Mukul Anand's calibre, could not find a better subject, instead of going in for a typical revenge story. Again their experiment of having Amitabh with a different voice failed miserably, and they had to re-dub the film and release it again. In short a technically superior film, but a great chance lost. Another sad part about this film was that, like other Amitabh starrers with violent themes, this film also has mediocre musical score.
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    • Author: Blackseeker
    Late filmmaker Mukhul.S Anand's 1990 flick 'Agneepath' is a powerful film. The film brought two Legends of Indian Cinema together Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakraborty, for which both the actors won awards for. 'Agneepath' is a classy film in all aspects. Two Thumbs Up!

    Pluses of the film: Amitabh and Mithun. Mithun steals the show with a brilliant performance. Amitabh is natural, but he's completely overshadowed by Mithun. Danny is good as the villain. Rohini is excellent. Madhavi is decent, ditto for Neelam. Tinu Anand and Shakti Kapoor are as usual. Rest are passable.

    Minuses: The film has most portions of the Hollywood film 'Scarface'

    on the whole 'Agneepath' is a tough as hell.
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    • Author: WUNDERKIND
    I just wonder what real emotion was there in those theatre. Bollywood now is trying to be modern through imitating western culture and fashion. Today's movies do not have that emotion which will make you cry. Today's Bollywood does not hit emotion which will make the movie remember for a long time. I love those past movies which have real emotion. It is true that now Indian people will not like the same conceptual movies as the past, because their improving economy and modern culture have made them forget their root, where is their real and innocent emotion. I do not like today's kissing movies of Imran Hasme ;or Karena and so like actresses' fake acting with emotionless story. I like the past movies-like, Ghayel,Pathar ke phool, Ghatak. I like the village movies. I do not like movies made under today's town-where you will not get emotion.
  • Cast overview, first billed only:
    Amitabh Bachchan Amitabh Bachchan - Vijay Dinanath Chavan
    Mithun Chakraborty Mithun Chakraborty - Krishnan Iyer MA
    Madhavi Madhavi - Mary Matthew
    Neelam Kothari Neelam Kothari - Siksha Chavan (as Neelam)
    Danny Denzongpa Danny Denzongpa - Kancha Cheena
    Alok Nath Alok Nath - Master Dinanath Chavan
    Rohini Hattangadi Rohini Hattangadi - Suhasini Chavan
    Tinnu Anand Tinnu Anand - Nathu (Kaka)
    Vikram Gokhale Vikram Gokhale - Commissioner M. S. Gaitonde
    Archana Puran Singh Archana Puran Singh - Shanti / Laila (as Archana Puransingh)
    Master Manjunath Master Manjunath - Young Vijay
    Sharat Saxena Sharat Saxena - Terelin
    Goga Kapoor Goga Kapoor - Dhinkar Rao
    Monty Sharma Monty Sharma - Shetty (as Monty)
    Avtar Gill Avtar Gill - Usman
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