It seems to be the season of remakes for Bollywood. Don 2, the sequel to Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Don’, a remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s original Don, is going to be released.
Dharma Productions and Karan Johar are all set to release a remake of another Amitabh Bachchan epic – Agneepath. It’s really foolish, and if the job ain’t well done, insulting, to even try replicate an epic movie and an epic Amitabh Bachchan a.k.a Vijay Dinanath Chauhan because the job is near impossible. You just cannot manufacture diamonds like these.
Will the new Agneepath be plain old, albeit aged wine in a chillingly new bottle or Bollywood trash that merely highlights the dearth of creative talent in the industry? Time will tell.
Going by the trailer of Agneepath, expectations are definitely high. They have shaved off Sanjay Dutt man and he sure looks sinister. Unlike the villains of Bollywood we are usually used to.
The producer, Karan Jo is saying they are completely scoring an original background score and Vijay Dinanath Chauhan’s theme and for that he has roped in Ajay-Atul to compose. Some say he wants the infuse the industry with new talent and creativity. Ironic, considering he’s merely remaking a blockbuster Bollywood movie from the early 90s.
You can, in the meanwhile, watch the trailer of Agneepath and see Hrithik battle a scary Sanjay Dutt with Hare Rama Hare Krishna playing in the background. Sweet!
Agneepath Trailer 2012
What do you think? Will the new Agneepath manage to come close to the original one?