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Agneepath
Agneepath: DIRECTOR Karan Malhotra STARRING Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra

The Plot
Dinanath Chauhan is a school master trying to liberate a village of its ignorance, but the villagers proceed to execute him after he’s framed for raping his student by Kancha Cheena (Sanjay Dutt). Kancha has cocaine plans for the island village. The schoolmaster’s son, Vijay (Hrithik Roshan), vows to avenge his father’s death, much against the wishes of his mother who takes his newborn sister and leaves him. Vijay climbs his way up the crime ladder till he faces Kancha as an equal and crushes him.

By Mona J

+8 Because This Is Hrithik’s Finest Hour, even if not his best performance. A film truly worthy of him as a hero. Also, please give him brown lenses the next time around.

-10 To Sanjay Dutt and his grand ham treatment of a character so well written, the only thing wrong with this epic remake. High time, Sanjubaba stopped recycling his more recent performances.

+10 To The Witch-Hunt Scene, showing the true nature of a mob. Plus four to the scene that demonstrates Rauf Lala’s (Rishi Kapoor) power in Mumbai.

+10 To The Kid Killing The Dirty Cop Scene! I squealed with joy and what was probably a tiny orgasm.

Stills from the movie Agneepath

+2 To Priyanka in Gun guna yeh gaana re. Reminds us of Sridevi with her gimmicks.

+2 To Details Like The Telegram, The Tahalka Movie Poster and the brown Eagle water bottle! But the chawl was obviously in a studio.

-10 To The Brother-Sister Reunion Scene. Cut 10 more: Full family emotional derailment. Right when Karan Malhotra was doing so well outside the Dharma perimeter.

+3 For Pulling Up From That Nosedive with the signature Naam Vijay Chauhan line, punctuated with knife stabs.

-3 Because The Post-Interval Pains could have been avoided by killing the emotional music! The rest of the score was brilliant.

+7 Because The Writer Kept The Stakes High for Vijay, even killing the heroine for it.

+7 To Hrithik’s Blood-Drenched Climax. He joins the Grand Bloody Climax Club of Dutt in Sadak, SRK inBaazigar, Aamir in Ghulam, then pushes it OTT with Akshay in Khiladiyon ka Khiladi. Minus three for that.

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