Agneepath first box office hit of 2012
Agneepath has done roaring business in its first week at Box Office. The movie which has opened full house on India’s Republic Day (January 26) has managed to bank approximately Rs. 69 crores (US$13.8 million) in its first weekend. All star cast includes Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor and Om Puri. Agneepath (Path of Fire) is an Indian action pack thriller produced by Karan Johar. This movie is a remake of a 1990 film of the same title. The latest version is directed by Johar’s ex-assistant Karan Malhotra. The original 1990 film was directed by Mukul S Anand. The lead role of Vijay Deenanath is played by Hrithik Roshan while the main antagonist Kancha Cheena is played by veteran Sanjay Dutt. Priyanka Chopra (Kaali) has played the love interest of Hrithik Roshan. The role of Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt was previously played by Amitabh Bachchan and Danny Denzongpa respectively in the original movie. Whenever you do a remake of a already hit movie, the audience expectations are very high. Let see how the writing and producing team remake this hit of yester- years.
Agneepath’s 2012 version also features a new negative role of Rishi Kapoor (Rauf Lala). Priyanka Chopra role will remind you of her role of Sweety in Kaminey (2009). Katrina Kaif also has grace the screen as an item girl in the “Chikni Chameli” song. The advance booking of the show was already predicting the movie’s box office success and subsequently no one was surprised by packed house audience. Critics have predicted that if the original movie was about Amitabh Bachchan, the 2012 remake of Agneepath will be remembered because of Sanjay Dutt. Sanjay Dutt with his deadly bald looks is all set to revive old-aged Indian villain like Amrish Puri and Danny Denzongpa. Indian movies are very popular in Pakistan. It has manage to give breathing space for cinema houses who were fast closing down due to almost dead local film industry. This star studded masala movie is expected to pull in good crowd. If you are in mood for action and thrill with desi masala, this is a movie for you.
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