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Agneepath (1990)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 16 February 1990 (India)
A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?

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(as Mukul S. Anand)

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Krishnan Iyer MA
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Mary Matthew
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Siksha Chavan (as Neelam)
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Kancha Cheena
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Master Dinanath Chavan
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Suhasini Chavan
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Commissioner M. S. Gaitonde
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Shanti / Laila (as Archana Puransingh)
Master Manjunath ...
Young Vijay
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Terelin
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Dhinkar Rao
Monty Sharma ...
Shetty (as Monty)
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Usman
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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. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The path of fire

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Action | Crime | Drama

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The Path of Fire  »

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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. See more »

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Vijay Dinanath Chavan: Name, Vijay Dinanath Chavan - full name. Father's name, Master Dinanath Chavan. Mom's name, Sawashni Chavan. Village, Mandva. Age, 36 years, 9 months, 8 days. We are in the 16'th hour.
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Agneepath, Agneepath, Agneepath...
8 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

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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