Agneepath, directed by Karan Malhotra, Is as we all know, a remake of the original Amitabh Bachchan film, ‘Agneepath’. So, does the remake live up to the original? Let us take a look.
From the very first significant scene, namely, the one where the character of Vijay Dinanath Chauhan first introduces himself, we realise that this remake will have a value of its own. The scene, in the Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra starrer is not the exact copy of the original but it has its magic. It does not kill the feeling of déjà vu, but manages to perhaps give a better perception of the uniqueness as well as the personality of the character of Vijay.
The story unfolds in the same way as the Amitabh Bachchan starrer, that Kancha Cheena, played by Sanjay Dutt, is the sole authority in the island of Mandwa. He kills the school master Dinanath Chauhan, who proves to be too rebellious for this tolerance. The son of this school master promises to make Kancha pay for this act. He grows up to be Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, played by Hrithik Roshan. The king of the Mumbai underworld, Rauf Lala, played here by Rishi Kapoor, takes Vijay under his guidance and leads him to Kancha Cheena to fulfil his promise of revenge and take seize from him his island.
Coming to the performances, Hrithik shines in this most awaited film of his. He gives the character if Vijay an edge that is unique to the film and independent of the original. Sanjay Dutt in his striking new avatar too manages to bring a separate flavour to the film. Rishi Kapoor too is one such actor who has truly outdone himself. In the role of Rauf Lala, the actor has invented and incorporated such evil and meanness that it is alien to his audience and fans. Priyanka Chopra in the lead role is but fairly good and so is Om Puri. The young Arish Bhiwandiwala too is convincing as the young age of Vijay. All over, the entire cast has played a part in bringing the magic of ‘Agneepath’ alive and the movie has already struck a chord with the audience.
Coming to the box office collections, ‘Agneepath’ is already being termed as the very first hit film in the year 2012. Thanks to this extraordinary start, the success of ‘Agneepath’ is being compared to that of the Salman Khan starrer ‘Bodyguard’. So will the film create history as one of the highest grossing films of all times, or will the ‘Agneepath’ craze go downhill after first day? That remains to be seen, but going by the interest generated in every big city, it can be predicted that the chances of the former are by far greater.
The official box-office collections place the 1st day collections at Rs 25 crores for all India collection. No wonder all the theaters are going house full.
It was shocking to see the movie staggering at the box-office on Day 2. It might have been coz of the Republic Day holiday. Releasing the movie on a Thursday was thus not a bad idea. The steep fall in collections landed the movie with a mere 12-12.5 crores on day 2.
The collections however seem to have steadied on Saturday and is expected to recover today. The theaters saw a good footfall which was a good change from the 45-48% drop on day 2. Let’s see how much the movie makes throughout the weekend.
And here we are with the first weekend collection of Agneepath.After the drop on Friday the movie only made a small recovery by making 13.5 crores on Saturday. However come Sunday and the movie was back to a higher box-office collection. It raked a total of 17-18 crores on Sunday. The total collection of the movie at present stands at about 66 – 67 crores net. It seems Agneepath will join the 100 crore club sooner than we thought.
After a massive weekend collection Agneepath settled for a decent 7.5 – 8 crore collection on Monday. The All India box-office collections look promising yet. Multiplexes sales, however are showing a pretty steep fall as compared to single screen theaters. The 5 day total box-office collections now stand at a decent 74 – 75.5 crores.
The complete one week collections of Agneepath is just in and it seems the movie could not smash bodyguards record by just a few crores. The total collections of its first week at the box-office has been 91.80 crores. Here is a tabulated sheet. Have a look:
|Thursday (Jan 26)||23.00|
|Friday (Jan 27)||12.50|
|Saturday (Jan 28)||13.50|
|Sunday (Jan 29)||18.00|
|Monday (Jan 30)||8.00|
|Tuesday (Jan 31)||6.40|
|Wednesday (Feb 1)||5.40|
|Thursday (Feb 2)||4.00|
|One Week Total||91.80|
Agneepath is proving to be one of the biggest initial openings of Hritik Roshan so far. This movie it seems will welcome the bollywood heartthrob into the 100 crore club. The fastest grossed 100 crores was by Bodyguard in 8 days and it seemed that Agneepath was all set to smash that record but as we all know that won’t happen anymore. The opening however has been record breaking including the records set by Bodyguard.
Come Sunday and the movie touched the 100 crore record. Though the movie made only a 15.50 crore in its second weekend, its 91.80 crores in the first week was enough to make Agneepath touch the 100 crore mark. As far as the total current box-office collections of the movie is concerned it has made a whopping 107.3 crores in the last 11 days. In addition the movie also holds the record for the highest opening day collection by any movie yet, i.e. Rs 23 crores on the 26th of January. It seems the movie has shut the mouth of many trade analysts who branded the movie a flop after the drop in its collections on day 2. Hritik Roshan finally joins the 100 crore club. Lets see how much more the movie rakes.