One thing is for sure, Karan Johar knows how and where to pinch. (No pun intended please :P) Agneepath was a class act, knowing that it was made with the pressure of million monkeys hanging on the back. Yet it was masterfully made and executed.
The film was made on a completely different plot from the last one. A daring but an intelligent move since there was no scope for the audiences to make comparisons. Ending was a bit stretched though.
Vijay’s character was simpler, less melodramatic and less egoistic. Unlike the last one, where vijay had a rugged, in your face and Marlon Brando-ish character, this time it was more like a “Boy-next-door-gone-angry-and-will-kick-your-arse” kind of role. The brevity of the dialogues made this role a tough nut but, my-my, Hrithik did cracked it ! He hammered it to smithereens !
Kancha Cheena’s role was little disappointing. Though Baba did a fabulous job of implementing it to perfection and would give “Voldemort” a run for his money (Heck ! He was looking so much like “He who must not be named” !). Problem was not the implementation but the definition of the role. A little background to the character could have given it perfect finishing stroke. (Like a parallel story along the Vijay’s, in the beginning ,portraying past life of Kancha and how he became so evil.)
Priyanka again proved that she’s a fine actor and did a nearly perfect job till the point she was alive. Yeah, ALIVE. Coz she dies at the end of the film, completely unnecessarily though. I mean, what is the point of killing her ? Has’nt the guy (Vijay) suffered enough ? What’s wrong with you Karan? I know you like pinching people in their hearts and make them cry audaciously but that was too much man ! I hate you for this ! Buddy, you lost a star on your shoulder due to this blunder.
The biggest surprise package is Rauf Lala’s (Rishi Kapoor) role ! If all you baby boomers out there, love Rishi for his “Chocolaty”, “Cuddly”, “Teady Bearish” roles, then get ready for stunner ! It was a complete make-over. Just one word for the role: Outstanding, Marvelous, Amazing, Awesome. (Sorry, I lied ! 😛 ).
The music was ok. Katrina was looking “Uglyly Cute”. I’m sorry Katrina but “Shibbing & Shaking” is not the tea for your cup. Nope !
The background score will surely make you look like a goose (For more info please read my last blog post https://uns3108.wordpress.com/2012/01/22/13-moments-that-made-me-look-like-a-goose/). Especially the poem by great Harivansh Rai Bachhan !
Lastly, I would rate the film 3.5/5.
Statutory Warning: Please watch this film without any prejudices and pre-conceived notions and dont make comparisons. For you’ll surely sulk !
Thanks for reading !