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.