Original Agneepath(1990) in which Big B played Vijay Dinanath Chauhan and Danny Denzongpa as Kancha Cheena is considered a cult revenge movie.Big B also won a national award for the same.
Remaking a movie which was famous for award winning performances and solid dialogues was much of a dare - but Karan Johar produced and Karan malhotra directed Agneepath (2012) does not dissapoint at all.
First things first : Its a remake - not a ripoff - and that works bigtime in favor of the movie. Story is same but the treatment is way different and that makes sure that comparison does not spoil anything.
Hrithik as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan - Outstanding in one word - every scene he has done shows that he has lived the character and he did not need much dialogues as his expressions and eyes do all the talking - his character is all raw no style and only focused on avenging his father's death. If anyone would have done justice to Vijay Chauhan it is Hrithik.
Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala : Once bollywood's lover boy and then in recent times a cool dad or character artist is menacing and he looks so convincing that you just HATE him on screen.Vetaran actor proves if given an opputunity he has very capable of shocking you - Brilliant.
Sanju baba Dutt as Kancha : The show stealer - though not all of his dialogues are solid but his mere presence paints - Evil and Devil on the screen. Every scene when Sanjay dutt walks in he creates that terror and is freakishly convincing - his physique add to the overall impact and he is sure to get the dialogue re-written:beta so ja nahi to Kancha aa jayega :)
Director Karan Malhotra makes a wise decision not to copy each scene and gives us a superb movie with high voltage action scenes and intense drama - Brilliant debut and hats off for remaking the movie.Credit to Karan Johar as a producer - it was a project he wanted to remake as a tribute to his father and it is a perfect one.
Ajay Atul music is good but whats rocking is the background score - which takes movie to a whole different level.
Flaws: The length - little trimming would have been better,Commisioner Gaitondey role.
Overall this is a movie worth watching and superb remake - very good direction and acting and amazing action,cinematography and background score makes this movie a winner.Amitabh bachchan's Agneepath will be the cult as it is till today - but add this adaptation to your collection for a different flavour.
Definitely 4/5 - do not miss this.