Sunday, February 12, 2012

Agneepath

Agneepath is the remake of the 1990 movie of the same name, a major hit starring Amitabh Bachchan.
This one is starring Hrithik Roshan and won't be the major hit this time. I seriously felt we could chop the cheapo love story and another 30 minutes of the movie and we'd be better off.
The first half is great, and the machiavelic plot of the main character is engaging. But it falls flat at some point, probably around the point that the villain discovers the hero has a sister, etc. Sort of a gaping gap in the story that just distracts.

Oh, and for those of us who don't know Hinduism much, the title refers to a mantra (recited in the movie). It means 'the path of fire', and it means destroying evil.
And if you don't know the Ramayana at all, I suggest you do your crasher course before seeing it, maybe watching "Sita Sings the Blues"

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