Aag (2007 film)

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Aag

DVD Cover
Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Produced byRam Gopal Varma
Written bySalim Khan
Ram Gopal Varma
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Mohanlal
Ajay Devgan
Sushmita Sen
Music byGanesh Hegde
Prasanna Shekhar
CinematographyAmit Roy
Distributed byAdlabs
K Sera Sera
Release date(s)
  • 31 August 2007 (2007-08-31)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
 
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Aag

DVD Cover
Directed byRam Gopal Varma
Produced byRam Gopal Varma
Written bySalim Khan
Ram Gopal Varma
StarringAmitabh Bachchan
Mohanlal
Ajay Devgan
Sushmita Sen
Music byGanesh Hegde
Prasanna Shekhar
CinematographyAmit Roy
Distributed byAdlabs
K Sera Sera
Release date(s)
  • 31 August 2007 (2007-08-31)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Aag (originally titled Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag) is a Bollywood drama written, produced and directed by Ram Gopal Varma and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan and Sushmita Sen in lead roles. The film was released on 31 August 2007. It is a remake of one of India's most successful films, the 1975 movie Sholay.

The film was previously known as Ram Gopal Varma Ke Sholay but due to Varma's infringement of Sippy's trademark and copyright, the Delhi High Court ordered the name change (along with character names). The film was heavily panned by critics and Sholay fans and also became the biggest indian box office flop of 2007.[1]

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Synopsis

Nasik-based Heerendra Dhaan (Ajay Devgan) and Raj Ranade (Prashant Raj Sachdev) are bodyguards of a politician but, after their employer is implicated in a scam, they end up assaulting a police officer and flee to Mumbai. Once there they meet with Rambhabhai (Rajpal Yadav), who in turn, gets them employed with a gangster named Shambhu. After a short while the duo are apprehended by Police Inspector Narsimha, questioned, and after they agree to cooperate to bring down Shambhu, are let go. The two succeed in assisting the police arrest Shambhu, but they themselves are arrested, tried in Court, and sentenced to a year in jail.

After their discharge they are met by Inspector Narsimha (Mohanlal), who wants to recruit them to capture and kill dreaded bandit Babban Singh (Amitabh Bachchan), who had slaughtered his wife, Kavita (Suchitra Krishnamoorthi), and son, Subbu (J.D. Chakravarthy), as well as cut his fingers off. Heerendra and Raj agree to carry out this task for 8 Lakh Rupees. They re-locate to Kaliganj where Heerendra falls in love with auto-rickshaw driver, Ghungroo (Priyanka Kothari), while Raj gives his heart to Subbu's widow, Durga (Sushmita Sen). They then set out to capture Babban and meet with some success during Diwali, but Babban manages to escape. Babban then starts to ambush and kill Kaliganj residents to compel them to surrender the duo to him. The question remains will the residents carry out Babban's wishes or will they permit themselves to be slaughtered?

Cast

Reception

Boxofficeindia.com rated the film's performance in the theaters as a "disaster". The film earned so much negative reviews that actor Aamir Khan once joked that he will not work once again with Ram Gopal Varma after having worked with him in Rangeela.[2]

References

  1. ^ Renuka Vyavahare, TNN Apr 16, 2012, 05.13PM IST (2012-04-16). "Blame Sholay not Aag: RGV - Times Of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/news-interviews/Blame-Sholay-not-Aag-RGV/articleshow/12690067.cms. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Boxofficeindia.com". Boxofficeindia.com. http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=214. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 

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