AGNEEPATH Movie Review: See it for Hrithik Roshan’s heartfelt performance
Hrithik convincingly plays superman with an everyman core, but the film disappoints!
There are moments of great power in Agneepath. Debutant director Karan Malhotra, clearly a connoisseur of over-the-top Bollywood drama, piles on thunderous confrontations and punchy dialogues. So when Vijay Dinanath Chauhan gives his full introduction, which includes the name of his village Mandwa, as he knifes a hated adversary, you have no choice but to applaud. There is also some fine acting in Agneepath, notably Hrithik Roshan’s heartfelt performance as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. Stepping away from the long shadow cast by Amitabh Bachchan’s stylised take in the 1990 original, Hrithik convincingly plays superman with an everyman core. So he isn’t obviously larger-than-life. His eyes have an ache and when he breaks down and weeps, the anguish is palpable.
Rishi Kapoor as Vijay’s mentor Rauf Lala also goes bad with panache. Click here to read more
Sanjay Dutt, happy birthday!
The ‘khalnayak’ of B-town turns 53 today
Sanjay Dutt was born to Sunil Dutt and Nargis on July 29, 1959. And today Sanju baba plans to celebrate his birthday with a small iftar party. “As of now there’s no bash planned, but a small get-together with family and friends is on the cards for Baba,” a birdie revealed. Click here to read more
Kancha, Mogambo, Gabbar, Shakal…the greatest villains of Bollywood cinema
Bollywood’s bad guys have better lines, better outfits, better babes, more gadgets and way more fun before they go out in the climax reel with a bang
Agneepath, the first success of 2012, firmly establishes the return of that Hindi movie staple—the villain. For almost two decades, the director trinity of Sooraj Barjatya, Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, who championed family values and pretty people in love, had effectively banished the baddie from Bollywood. But Agneepath’s Kancha, played by a manically grinning Sanjay Dutt, a hairless man given to reciting the Gita as he hangs people, has brought the over-sized, over-wrought villain centrestage. Raavan is back (ironically, midwifed by the same Karan who had helped oust him). Click here to read more
Sanjay Dutt wants his fee in dollars!
Sanju baba endears himself to one and all with his humble demeanor in real life and his mighty screen presence in the reel one
He can play the demonic Kancha of Agneepath and the affable quack Munna of Munnabhai MBBS with equal élan. But such are the ways of life that when Baba expresses his mighty ambitions through a song and when we translate his noble intentions into English, they get rather lost in translation… Click here to read more
Shahrukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt team up for an action flick
They were last seen together in a dream sequence in King Khan’s superhero film RA.One, but in Karan Malhotra’s next they will be sharing more screen time
In what was probably one of the best parts of Shahrukh Khan’s home-production RA.One, he rescues Priyanka Chopra, a damsel in distress, from the clutches of ‘Khalnayak’, Sanjay Dutt. It was the opening dream sequence of the film and it made people think that it would be a great idea to pit King Khan against Sanju baba. Click here to read more
Sanjay Dutt gets emotional
The huge success of his latest film, Agneepath, has made the Deadly Dutt nostalgic
Last year wasn’t great for Sanjay Dutt (after the debacle of his home production Rascals) but this one has started off with a huge bang, with Agneepath striking gold at the BO. His act as Kaancha has been appreciated by a huge majority and he is proud and happy about the reactions. Click here to read more