Movie Review: AGNEEPATH (2012) – Remaking A Classic, Successfully

Shah Shahid

Cinephile. Bollywood Connoisseur. Attempted Writer & Editor at http://blankpagebeatdown.com. Host of Split Screen Podcast (@splitscreen_pod). Member of the Twitterati @theshahshahid. Diagnosed w ADH-- look a dust bunny!

8 Responses

  1. Barb says:

    I haven’t seen Big B.’s original, but I loved the songs of this one (I wouldn’t have bought it because the password was “stubble”, but Katrina Kaif and Pryanka Chopra’s dancing convinced me – and I love all the songs) so I put it on my list. I wasn’t disappointed. It even has a realistic ending (unlike other Hrithik movies where he gets beaten to dead and then stands up and start beating baddies – please, my suspension of disbelief has a limit, LOL!) and I didn’t feel Vijay was a negative hero like someone said… he was actually quite real. So yeah, it will be on my list of suggestions! 😉

    • Shah Shahid says:

      I actually thought the songs were worked in well and were part o the story, unlike most Bollywood movies.

      The original was ONLY great because of Bachchan’s performance. Nothing more. The remake improved upon a lot, while staying true to the original’s essence.

      I thought Vijay was very real. I loved the anonymous brother angle, brought it home for me and thus… Tears. Lol.

  2. mightimo20 says:

    i planned on doing a foreign film review for my next ‘pick your review’ and this will def. make the list. sanjay dutt looks meniacle and the more twisted in sin the story is the more entertaining I always say.

    great review, really makes me want to watch it 🙂

    • Shah Shahid says:

      Thanks for stopping by and the compliments. I always hope my Reviews (see ‘Rants’) make people wanna watch stuff.

      I agree… there is a universal appeal to this story, I find anyways, which might be good to showcase. I’ve noticed that it’s always the rural, village stories from Bollywood that appeal to non South Asians more than the Westernized movies.

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