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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?

Director:

Mukul Anand (as Mukul S. Anand)

Writers:

H. Banerjee (Subtitles), Kader Khan (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amitabh Bachchan ... Vijay Dinanath Chavan
Mithun Chakraborty ... Krishnan Iyer MA
Madhavi ... Mary Matthew
Neelam Kothari ... Siksha Chavan (as Neelam)
Danny Denzongpa ... Kancha Cheena
Alok Nath ... Master Dinanath Chavan
Rohini Hattangadi ... Suhasini Chavan
Tinnu Anand ... Nathu (Kaka)
Vikram Gokhale ... Commissioner M. S. Gaitonde
Archana Puran Singh ... Shanti / Laila (as Archana Puransingh)
Master Manjunath ... Young Vijay
Sharat Saxena ... Terelin
Goga Kapoor ... Dhinkar Rao
Monty Sharma Monty Sharma ... Shetty (as Monty)
Avtar Gill ... Usman
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

16 February 1990 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Path of Fire See more »

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Production Co:

Dharma Productions See more »
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Epitome of performance and style in genre of gangster movies.
26 April 2008 | by pranav_parekh2000See all my reviews

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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