Monday, January 26, 2015

3 Years of Agneepath

The name, the man, the voice, the aura bears a lot of weight, the kind that's impossible to measure. It’s been 3 years since the screening of the 1990 remake, and ‘Agneepath’ still sends shivers down our spines.  Who can forget a film with such a deep and touching storyline? Karan Johar made the 2012 film as a tribute to his father, Yash Johar, who was the producer of the original 1990 film.

The film that released 22 years after the original does justice to the original story line, while at the same time beefs up some of the characters in the original movie. While in the original version Kancha Cheena had a flavour for good life with all the frills, Kancha in the remake version is not interested in these trappings, as he is more focused on his goal. The modern Kancha loves black and is least interested in adding colour to his life. Besides, as Sanjay Dutt plays the role of Kancha Cheena in this remake, his portrayal of the character has more meat than the one played by Danny. In his black-attire and bald-look, Kancha has such solid screen-presence that Karan Johar made things difficult for himself with a challenge of how Vijay Chauhan would overpower the villain.

The mesmerizing music and background score by Ajay – Atul blend with the screenplay; it’s loud, boisterous and adds to the earthiness of this film. Then there’s Chikni Chameli where Katrina Kaif adds to the tempo, which incidentally picks up with this song as if on cue. If you’re a Katrina fan, you’ll absolutely love her performance in the song! And finally, what’s Mumbai without Ganpati Bappa? Deva shree Ganesha is fabulously depicted and sung by Ajay Gogavale. Fans of the movie absolutely love ‘Gun Gun Guna’ and thoroughly enjoyed it in the film.

On its third year anniversary, if you haven’t seen the film yet, grab yourself a copy, put that popcorn in the microwave and gather the family for a night of thrills! For those of you who have seen the film, do tell us your favorite scenes from the film and what you loved best about it in the comments section.

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