Movie Preview: Agneepath (2012)
Agneepath is the remake of the 1990 Hindi film of the same name.It is directed by Karan Johar’s former assistant Karan Malhotra. Hrithik Roshan will play the role originally played by Amitabh Bachchan.Priyanka Chopra will be the female lead.The character played by Mithun Chakraborty has been totally done away with in the remake. The main villain will be played by Sanjay Dut and Rishi Kapoor will play another negative character.It has been reported that Zarina Wahab will play Hrithik’s mother.Shooting will take place in the UK, Hong Kong, India and Dubai.
The intial release of the film was set to be November 11 2011 but it was later delayed to Jan 2012. The film will now release on January 13 2012.
Synopsis:In a small Indian village Mandwa, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan (Hrithik Roshan) is taught by his principled father about the path of fire – AGNEEPATH. His life is completely shattered when the evil drug dealer Kancha (Sanjay Dutt) hangs his father to death. Vijay leaves for Bombay with his pregnant mother and has only one mission in life- to come back to Mandwa and bring back the glory of his father’s name.
In Bombay, 12-yr-old Vijay is taken under the wings of the city gang lord Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor). From then on it is a journey of revenge where he makes and breaks many relationships only to get closer to his aim. Vijay finds support only in his best friend Kaali (Priyanka Chopra), who stands by him at every moment in his life. Fifteen years later his hatred for Kancha takes him back to Mandwa where life comes full circle.
Filming started in January 2011, it is said that this is not a remake but an adaption of the first Agneepath which was released in 1990, Hrithik Roshan character has no resembleance towards Amitabhs character from the first Agneepath. Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay dutt both went under a strict excercise regime to gain the muscle that you can see in the film.