The most famous dialogue from Agneepath, "Naam Vijay Chauhan, baap ka naam Dinanath Chauhan, gaon Mandwa" is still fresh in our memory. Amitabh Bachchan had bagged the Best Actor National Award for the film way back in the year 1990.
Twenty two years later, Karan Johar has teamed up with debutant director Karan Malhotra to remake the film Agneepath, which was earlier produced by his father Yash Johar and directed by Mukul S Anand.
Remaking a cult movie comes with a heavy baggage – a baggage erupting from expectations. Will Karan Johar's Agneepath, starring Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor weave the same magic? Will this be a tribute to the original or just a blank rehash of the same?
Why Agneepath has the chance to become a hit?
Agneepath remake has a lot in its' favour. Karan Johar is known to give life to even the most simple and boring script. With his imagination and knowledge of filmmaking, first time director Karan Malhotra has the right guidance to make a hard hitting film.
Sanjay Dutt, who plays the role of a drug dealer named Kancha is evil personified. His deadly looks combined with an unforgiving and creepy persona can redefine the role of a villian in Bollywood cinema.
Then there is Hrithik Roshan, one of the best performer in Bollywood today. Who else could better enact the role that mega star Amitabh Bachchan had essayed in the original Agneepath? Hrithik's performance in Lakshya, Krrish, and Guzaarish among many others is enough to prove that the actor will enact the character of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan in his own distinctive style. Agneepath will in most probability be counted among the best films of Hrithik Roshan.
It is also being said that Rishi Kapoor, who plays the role of the baddie Rauf Lala will see him in a different avatar. The actor is known to portray all his characters with extreme conviction.
Priyanka Chopra plays Kaali, Vijay's trusted friend and lover. Though in the original Agneepath, the leading actress (Madhavi) had nothing much to do, Priyanka is sure to leave a mark of her own in the remake of Agneepath.
And of course...how can we forget Katrina Kaif's 'Chikni Chameli' song? The song has already created quite a buzz among the music lovers. Let's see if Katrina is able to give an extra mileage to the film with her item song.
Agneepath has the potential to rock at the box office and become the biggest blockbuster of the year 2012. However, it's too early to say now as all remains to be seen when the film hits the screen on January 26th.