“Naam,Vijay Deenanath Chauhan; baap ka naam, Deenanath Chauhan; maa ka naam, Suhasini Chauhan; umar, 36 saal; gaon, Mandwa.”
you might have heard this dialogue N number of times which portrayed the Bollywood angry young man in one of his best movies! you will be shocked to believe Agneepath failed to impress crowd in 1990 and din’t fetch much returns to Yash Johar on his investment made in this movie.
A bright son of a Gandhian view teacher changes his course of his life when his father is murdered by criminals. To avenge his father’s death and to get back the lost glory of his mother, the son grows up to become an underworld king. He eliminates the other dons, small and big, one by one, and finally loses his own life in the climax. Right from the start, the film is heavy, violent and tension-filled. There are light moments but they are few and far between. While the story is oft-repeated, the screenplay has loose ends. There are also some unjustified scenes, the principal among them being the one in which Amitabh Bachchan faces the bullets of the other dons and has to be rushed to hospital thereafter. Why does he do this? On the plus side, there are some breath-taking scenes like the mud fight culminating in the arrival of Amitabh Bachchan on the scene, the confrontation scene between Amitabh Bachchan and Rohini Hattangadi on the dinner table and the sindoor scene between Amitabh, Vikram Gokhale and his wife.
Amitabh Bachchan looks tired with his acting at places but does an excellent job as the underworld don. His dialogue deliveries are superb. Mithun Chakraborty as Krishnan Iyer, M.A., is too lovable where he play a south Indian coconut vendor . Although even his dialogues are unclear at a couple of places, he is superb in a difficult role and entertains a lot. Madhavi and Neelam have little to do. Danny is effective as the main villain. Goga Kapoor, Deepak Shirke, Sharat Saxena, Avtar Gill, Alok Nath, master Manjunath, Sudhir Pandey, Bob Christo, Monty, Arvind Rathod and Anjan Srivastava support well. Rohini Hattangadi leaves a mark. Vikram Gokhale impresses a great deal. Tinnu Anand also does a fine job; his character and dialogue should click in Maharashtra. Archana Puran Singh is okay.
To summarize – Overall the movie is a treat to watch. The brilliant dialogue delivery from the angry young man of 90′s era makes it a special movie. We give a rating of ****(4 star)and categorize this movie as a Must Watch. you can easily get CDs available for this movie in markets or you simply switch on to TV in one of the lazy weekends.