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Agneepath Movie Review (Hrithik Roshan)

Agneepath Rating:  3.35/5

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Agneepath Movie Review

Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:IBNLive

It’s Hrithik Roshan who redefines this Agneepath. He plays the character without the flourish that Bachchan brought, turning him into a ruthless machine for revenge, yet shouldering layers of hurt, pain and rage that make you match step with him on his journey.I’m going with three out of five for director Karan Malhotra’s Agneepath. It is in the end, an old-fashioned revenge drama treated in that melodramatic, over-the-top style. You’re not likely to be bored by the intense action and the solid performances, but prepare to be exhausted by just how long this film plays on.

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Ratings:4.5/5 Reviewer:Taran Adarsh Site:Bollywood Hungama

AGNEEPATH is an uncomplicated story of revenge, is hard-hitting yet entertaining, dwells on strong emotions and aggressive and forceful action, yet is dissimilar from the original. Most Hindi films initiate with a bang, but run out of gas by the time they reach the finale, often getting deflated in between as well, but AGNEEPATH is vigorous from the very commencement to the absolute conclusion. The conflict at the very initiation and also towards the closing stages, the tension between Vijay and Kancha and also between Vijay and his mother, the game of one-upmanship played by Vijay to grab power… AGNEEPATH is one exhilarating ride. A vendetta story needs to be garnished with several terrific dramatic moments and Malhotra does just that. His handling of the subject deserves brownie points. The only ‘hiccup’, if one may say so, is the romantic track towards the first hour, which is lackluster. On the whole, AGNEEPATH is a fitting tribute to the masterwork. 

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff

New Agneepath take an altogether fresh approach to its 22-year-old source. Remakes, however, are a slippery territory. They invite inevitable comparison and yet aspire for an exclusive identity.Moreover what can possibly work in place of Bachchan and his trademarks in an old hat plot riding on themes like Baap ka badla and Maa-bahen ki izzat? The answer is two massive, hysterical villains. Dharma Productions’ Agneepath redux, to be fair, belongs to Rishi Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt .Like its original, Agneepath is loud and lengthy revenge sage. And while not as blood-soaked or explicit, it bombards the screen with its escalated, larger-than-life tone, vivid colours and robust imagery. The weaknesses of the original are the failings of this one too — songs, women and Gaitonde.To me, that’s exactly how Agneepath works, less of a remake, more of a tribute. They should have just called it Dharmapath.

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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Komal Nahata Site:Koimoi

What’s Good: The arresting screenplay; the performances of the cast; the Chikni Chameli song; the raw action; the canvas, the making and the shot takings; the direction.What’s Bad: The excessive violence, blood and gore; the film is very heavy and a bit too lengthy.Verdict: Agneepath is a surefire hit, no questions asked! It will shake the box-office today (Republic Day) and in the first weekend.Watch or Not?: Watch it for so many reasons but be prepared for gore and violence… plenty of it!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Piyali Das Gupta Site:NDTV

Comparisons are damned. This *is* the new Agneepath. Though it shares a name with the original and begins with a flashback, Bachchan’s larger-than-life- surma-rimmed Vijay Dinanath Chauhan is a page in movie history. A new one begins with this Agneepath.Watch Agneepath because this one is unadulterated Bollywood entertainment. I’ll go with three stars and add half a star for the sheer excitement palpable in those who I watched the film with, first show this morning. Near packed attendance, hearty applause and complete silence in parts.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Avijit Ghosh Site:Times Of India

Remakes are tricky affairs. Expectations are invariably high and comparisons are inevitably made.But the new Agneepath isn’t a cyclostyled copy of the 1990 film. The new movie walks its own line. New characters emerge.There’s both style and craft in the way he builds the film’s opening and closing scenes. You feel you are in the middle of a real execution. And he gets honest work from the acting ensemble,Try to wipe out the movie’s earlier version from your mind. You might find it more enjoyable.

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 Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Gaurav Malani Site:Indiatimes

With Bollywood being obsessed with remakes in recent times, Agneepath is an important lesson on how to pay proper tribute to the original. Despite the original being his home production, Karan Johar attempts playing with fire (treading uncharted territory) with Agneepath and emerges victorious. Agneepath has the fire for a lustrous entertainer!

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Mayank Shekhar Site:Hindustan Times

An earnest Vijay Dinanath Chauhan delivers poetic justice before a nearly packed hall on the proverbial ‘first day first show’. Audiences at my cinema respond to the cues and lines. The comments passed sometimes distract you from the screen. Everyone guffaws at the same time. This is the kind of genuine theatre experience, now getting rare, which remains most precious in the life of a film-goer. Reason can take over later. I had a ball!

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Aniruddha Guha Site:DNA

Devoid of fluff, the hyperbole toned down, and shorter, Agneepath would have been a far superior film. In its present form, it packs in enough punch to warrant a viewing. How much you enjoy it, though, will be directly proportionate to how much melodrama you can withstand. Old school Hindi film lovers, however, are in for a treat.

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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express

The 2012 ‘Agneepath’ becomes its own film, which works precisely because it’s both a tribute and a stylish re-invention of the 70’s-spilling-into-the-80s retribution formula.‘Agneepath’ is old style revenge drama which does well on the whole, despite its plot holes and a slackened second half, with executing genre conventions

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Ratings:3.5/5 Reviewer:Daily Bhaskar Site:Dainik Bhaskar

first of all, current Agneepath isn’t the exact replica of the original one in terms screenplay. New entrants like Rauf Lala add new interesting dimensions to the story. This Hrithik-Sanjay starrer flick is a collage of some impactful moments but fitted in the most haphazard manner which makes it impact less at many moments. Stupendous performances, fresh storyline despite a remake, Chikni Chameli song and cinematography are strengths of the film. Music, editing, long duration are the weak points.On the whole, Agneepath totally rests on star power which will lure the cine-goers to halls but how far will it impress them remains to be seen.

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