Agneepath – where Vijay Chavan is killed by the Director

People say not to compare old and new version of film but why shouldn’t we? The filmmaker has named it the same, the storyline is same, the name of the characters are same, its set in the same timeframe. If the filmmaker has no issues in cashing out the brand ‘Agneepath’ then why shouldnt we compare?

Now, lets do it one by one..
The character of Vijay Dinanath Chavan is icnoic and made legendary by AB with his
mannerisms, dialogue delivery, style but in thie new Agneepath poor Hrithik Roshan can
hardly claim any of that. He is shown as a cunning, plotting sidekick of a ganglord
played by Rishi Kapoor. He reduces this icnoic character to an ordinary one. Hrithik
Roshan accpeted this role reluctantly after hearing the 2 Karans ( Director and
Producer). I really want to know what convinced him to do such a thing. Was it the
money? The chance to copy AB?, the chance to make a masala movie which would do 100 crore ? or simply because he wanted to annoy AB and his fans. He is shown to be
dancing, singing, crying, plotting and doing things which the ‘true’ Vijay Chavan would
not do in his dreams. He just destroys the character along with the Director-Producer.

The role of childhood Vijay in original AGNEEPATH was played by Manjunath who was
coming from his immense success of Malgudi Days. That role set the tone for AB to take
it over. There was a gradual progression into the role, the same kind of graduation
from childhood to adulthood is not there in this new version.

Rohini Hattangadi played an important role of AB’s mother and the kind of connect
mother-son had in that film is lacking totally with Zaeena Wahab and Hrithik. Rohini
Hattangadi’s ‘Hath Dho Le’ dialogue still echoes.

Romance in earlier film was non-existent and rightly. This kind of film does not need
romantic sidetrack and entire character of Priyanka Chopra was unneceessary. She was
plain irritating at times and doing nothing apart from cracking silly jokes, dancing
around and then getting killed in pre-climax, a scene which reminded us of much
powerful ‘Parinda’. The way Priyanka and Hrithik dance and sing and emote you feel you
are in a Yash Chopra romantic film instead of a gripping thriller.

Character of Kancha Cheena played by Danny in the original was legendary too, he had a
certain style and attitude, he loved good things in life stayed in a glass house in
mauratius where as Sanjubaba plays it exactly the opposite here and hams it to the
hilt. He looked silly and clownish and reminded me of his act in ‘Khalnayak’.

Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala was a new character and I must say he did a very nice job in
portraying the evil role, tries to be mean and tries to show his versatility as an
actor but he is too cute a guy to be taken sriously as a villain and his cuddly,
romantic image is too overpowering in our minds. Still, I think his was the only
redeeming factor in this collosal disaster of a movie.

Om Puri plays caroonish cop once again and his Gaitonde was no match against original
Gaitonde played by Vikram Gokhale who had the look of an honest upright cop, who
fathers over Vijay Chavan.

Where are the dialogues?? The original film had dialogues which are memorable till
date. The exchange between Vijay and Gaitonde, Vijay and Kancha, Vijay and his mom are
still viewed by millions on Youtube. Dialogues in this film are by theater veteran
Piyush Mishra but sadly not a single dialogue is worth remembering.He just cannot match
up Kadar Khan, a true legend when it comes to dialogue writing in Hindi Cinema.

The original had other important characters like Mithunda (done away with ) , Archana
Puran singh ( done away and partly replaced by Katrinaji), Goga Kapoor as Dinkar Rao (
played by Kancha’s dad here) and several more like Sharat Saxena, Avtar Gill and Deepak
Shirke…

And then there are questions and huge plotholes which no one can answer…
like …

1) WTF is Vijay doing in first half of the film? If all he wants is to kill Kancha,
then he could have very well asked his mentor Rishi Kapoor to help him do that, Rauf
Lala always hated Kancha. Why all the drama of ‘gaining his trust’ by taking a bullet,
then backstabbing him and then saying things like ‘ I do not need Rauf Lala’s approval
for anything…Vijay Chavan is shown in pain all the time, almost pitying himself and
crying at the drop of a hat..why have they made him a pussycat and just a henchman.

2) How the F… does he reach Mandwa ?? The place is an island, heavily guarded but not
only he reaches there but plants bombs everywhere and generally manages to reach
Kancha’s throne in his den even before anyone realises…!! He wwears Rishi Kapoor’s
shoes – were they flying shoes??

3)Sanjay dutt beats up Hrithik to pulp and even stabs him multiple times and all
Hrithik does is hit him once and then lifts him and hangs him..how did that happen? did
the director decide, enough was enough, lets just end the film !!

4) The villagers first side with Masterji, then turn on him and hangs him and supports
Sanjubaba all these years and then suddenly when Hrithik comes , they suddenly change
their loyalty !! Must be cocaine..they were growing..

5) Cocaine being grown in large amount in an island right opposite Mumbai for years and
Police doesnt do a thing..its cocaine factory !!..not some desi sharab ka
karkhana..wow !!

6) Police and inspector Gaitonde are shown such dumb and what happens to them in the
end? where are they? werent they suppose to attack Mandwa post Ganesh Visarjan? Di Om Puri run out of dates?

7) Hrithik aka Vijay Chavan – what exactly he does to redeem himself? for 15 years he
has been sidekick of rishi kapoor selling cocaine and under aged girls and then
suddenly he is the messiah of the masses ? ‘Sau chuhe maar ke billi hajj ko chali’

Its such a badly made and long movie that I can go on and on with plotholes…The
diting is cut randomly making it a real random film.
Agreed that the original wasnt the best of the movie but AB’s performance, Danny,
Mithun , Kadar Khan’s dialogues, Mukul Anand’s direction and shot taking made it a
special film. The Original was inspired from ‘Scarface’ and it wasnt perfect but still
a movie made well-ahead of its times. Sadly this new version has nothing. They just
killed the icnoic ‘Vijay Chavan’ character.

Yash Johar must be turning in his grave or wherever he is. Karan Johar might get the
money but he has failed as a filmmaker.

My biggest question in the end is why the f… is the film called Agneepath , the
characters are nothing like original, then why not name Hrithik Roshan – Raj Singhania
, call the villain Ballu and get it done easily. Its just that the producer wanted to
encash the brand which they are doing. They have marketed the brand succesfully, hyped
up the film and then there is ‘chikni chameli’ to bring in the front benchers running
to the single screen and thats about it nowadays to get huge opening. Huge opening is
not the sign of a good film, just the sign of succesful marketing and hype creating.

Lasly, this ‘agony path’ will make 100 crores at box office but then so did Bodyguard,
Ra.One, Ready, Golmaal Returns and Singham…Case rested !!

AGONY PATH………….’Karan Johar ki Aag’
P.S. I had a GREAT time watching the film in the theater, as everybody was laughing at  the film and passing interesting comments which made the 2 and half hours bearable.

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Endhiran- Robot Official Trailer

There are films and then there are films and then there is one film…one film that towers above all..the costliest film ever..just close to 10 days to go for its release. Here is its official trailer. One thing is sure , this film is breaking all south Indian box office opening records. Advance booking has started a month back and you’d be lucky to get a ticket in a prime hall in Chennai for the first week.

The trailer is literally mind-blowing. Votch it !!

Endhiran – Coming Sept 24

For those who do not know what poster is this and what film I am talking about, DIE !!!

This is the upcoming movie of the Mega-super star Rajnikant. The movie is called Endhiran and translated as Robot in Hindi. The movie directed by Shankar and starring Rajnikant, Aishwarya Rai and Danny is the COSTLIEST movie produced in Asia. At 150 Crores, not even the mainstream bollywood movies or hong kong movies can match its budget. Of course when it comes to Rajnikant, this is expected.

The movie releases on 24th September 2010, nationwide in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. It is also releasing the same day in Malaysia, Japan, China, Singapore and other parts of the world. The music release of the film was held in Malaysia.

Usually advance booking of any film, Hindi or English begins a week before however the advance booking of this movie has begun a month before on 24th August. Needless to say that the movie would open to huge box office numbers, after all its the one and only BOSS arriving after a gap of 4 years.

Here are 100 facts about Rajnikant for the people who do not know much about him.

1. Rajinikanth killed the Dead Sea.
2. When Rajinikanth does push-ups, he isn’t lifting himself up. He is pushing the earth down.
3. There is no such thing as evolution, it’s just a list of creatures that Rajinikanth allowed to live.
4. Rajinikanth gave Mona Lisa that smile.
5 .Rajnikanth can divide by zero.
6. Rajinikanth can judge a book by it’s cover.
7. Rajinikanth can drown a fish.
8. Rajinikanth can delete the Recycle Bin.
9. Rajinikanth once got into a fight with a VCR player. Now it plays DVDs.
10. Rajinikanth can slam a revolving door.
11. Rajinikanth once kicked a horse in the chin. Its descendants are today called giraffes.
12. Rajinikanth once ordered a plate of idli in McDonald’s, and got it.
13. Rajinikanth can win at Solitaire with only 18 cards.
14. The Bermuda Triangle used to be the Bermuda Square, until Rajinikanth kicked one of the corners off.
15. Rajinikanth can build a snowman out of rain.
16. Rajinikanth can strangle you with a cordless phone.
17. Rajinikanth can make onions cry.
19. Rajinikanth can watch the show 60 minutes in 20 minutes.
20. Rajinikanth has counted to infinity, twice.
21. Rajinikanth will attain separate statehood in 2013.
22. Rajinikanth did in fact, build Rome in a day.
23. Rajinikanth once got into a knife-fight. The knife lost.
24. Rajinikanth can play the violin with a piano.
25. Rajinikanth never wet his bed as a child. The bed wet itself in fear.
28. Rajinikanth doesn’t breathe. Air hides in his lungs for protection.
29. There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Rajinikanth lives in Chennai.
31. Rajinikanth does not own a stove, oven, or microwave, because revenge is a dish best served cold.
32. Rajinikanth has already been to Mars, that’s why there are no signs of life there.
33. Rajinikanth doesn’t move at the speed of light. Light moves at the speed of Rajinikanth.
34. Rajinikanth knows Victoria’s secret.
35. Water boils faster when Rajinikanth stares at it.
36. Rajinikanth can throw the Thackerays out of Mumbai.
37. Rajinikanth kills two stones with one bird.
38. Google won’t find Rajinikanth because you don’t find Rajinikanth; Rajinikanth finds you.
40. Rajinikanth leaves messages before the beep.
41. Rajinikanth once warned a young girl to be good “or else”. The result? Mother Teresa.
43. Rajinikanth killed Spiderman using Baygon Spray.
44. Rajinikanth can make PCs better than the Mac.
45. Rajinikanth puts the ‘laughter’ in manslaughter.
46. Rajinikanth goes to court and sentences the judge.
48. Rajinikanth can speak Braille.
50. Rajinikanth can teach an old dog new tricks.
54. Rajinikanth got small pox when he was a kid. As a result small pox is now eradicated.
55. Rajinikanth’s calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd, no one fools Rajanikanth.
56. Rajinikanth grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.
57. The last time Rajinikanth killed someone, he slapped himself to do it. The other guy just disintegrated. Resonance.
58. Rajinikanth once had a heart attack. His heart lost.
59. Rajinikant proves Newton wrong all the time. Every time he performs an action, he simply eliminates anything and everything that can provide the reaction.
60 Rajnikanth can dream upto 256 levels of dreams even without sleeping.
61.Rajinikant can lick his elbows.
62. Rajinikant once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink.
63. Rajinikant does not get frostbite. Rajnikant bites frost.
64. Rajinikant doesn’t wear a watch. He decides what time it is.
65. Rajinikant got his drivers license at the age of 16 seconds.
66. When you say “no one is perfect”, Rajinikant takes this as a personal insult.
67. In an average living room there are 1,242 objects Rajinikanth could use to kill you, including the room itself.
68. Words like awesomeness, brilliance, legendary etc. were added to the dictionary in the year 1949. That was the year Rajinikanth was born.
69. The statement “nobody can cheat death”, is a personal insult to Rajnikanth. Rajni cheats and fools death everyday.
70. When Rajnikanth is asked to kill some one he doesn’t know, he shoots the bullet and directs it the day he finds out.
71. Rajinikant can give pain to Painkillers and headache to Anacin.
72. Rajinikanth knows what women really want.
73. Time and tide wait for Rajinikanth.
74. Rajinikanth sneezed only once in his entire life, that’s when the tsunami occurred in the Indian ocean.
75. As a child when Rajinikanth had dyslexia, he simply re-scripted the alphabet.
76. Rajinikanth collects Honey from his private Moon – HoneyMoon.
77. Rajinikanth can answer a missed call.
78. Rajinikanth doesn’t need a visa to travel abroad, he just jumps from the tallest building in Chennai and holds himself in the air while the earth rotates.
79. Rajinikanth’s brain works faster than Chacha Chaudhury’s.
80. Rajinikanth doesn’t shower. He only takes blood baths.
81. To be or not to be? That is the question. The answer? Rajinikanth.
82. The quickest way to a man’s heart is with Rajinikanth’s fist.
83. Where there is a will, there is a way. Where there is Rajinikanth, there is no other way.
84. Rajinikanth’s every step creates a mini whirlwind. Hurricane Katrina was the result of a morning jog.
85. Rajinikant doesn’t bowl strikes, he just knocks down one pin and the other nine faint out of fear.
86. Archaeologists unearthed an old English dictionary dating back to the year 1236. It defined “victim” as “one who has encountered Rajinikant”.
87. There is no such thing as global warming. Rajinikanth was feeling cold, so brought the sun closer to heat the earth up.
88. Once a cobra bit Rajinikanth’ leg. After five days of excruciating pain, the cobra died.
89. Rajinikanth is a champion in the game “Hide n’ seek”, as no one can hide from Rajinikanth.
90. Rajnikanth inspired James Cameron to make Avatar, he discovered Pandora.
91. Rajinikant is a weapon created by God to use on doomsday to end the world.
92. Aliens do indeed exist. They just know better than to visit a planet that Rajinikanth is on.
93. We live in an expanding universe. All of it is trying to get away from Rajinikanth.
94. If at first you don’t succeed, you’re not Rajinikanth.
95. Rajinikanth’s first job was as a bus conductor. There were no survivors.
96. Rajinikanth does not style his hair. It lays perfectly in place out of sheer terror.
97. When Rajinikanth plays Monopoly, it affects the actual world economy.
98. Rajinikanth is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
99. Rajinikanth’s house has no doors, only walls that he walks through.
100. You can write only 100 facts about the superstar. Rajnikanth is very modest.
Now, go and book tickets of the movie.