February 16, 1990 0 By Fans
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A young boy's quest for revenge leads him to become a gangster as an adult, and with each day he becomes more and more like his enemies. Can he find vengeance and redemption?

Release Year: 1990

Rating: 7.5/10 (1,666 voted)

Mukul Anand

Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi

Vijay (Amitabh Bachchan) father is brutally lynched by villagers after being framed by Kancha Cheena (Danny Denzongpa), and his family is forced to flee. The young Vijay vows revenge, and grows up protecting his sister and mother by becoming a gangster himself. Eventually he works his way up the ladder until he is face to face with the men who killed his father, but by this time he is little different from them, and his actions have put his family in the line of danger once more.

Writers: Kader Khan, Santosh Saroj


Amitabh Bachchan

Vijay Dinanath Chavan

Mithun Chakraborty

Krishnan Iyer MA


Mary Matthew


Siksha Chavan

Danny Denzongpa

Kancha Cheena

Alok Nath

Master Dinanath Chavan

Rohini Hattangadi

Suhasini Chavan

Tinnu Anand

Nathu (Kaka)

Vikram Gokhale

Commissioner M. S. Gaitonde

Archana Puran Singh


(as Archana Puransingh)

Master Manjunath

Young Vijay

Sharat Saxena


Goga Kapoor

Dhinkar Rao

Monty Sharma


(as Monty)

Avtar Gill


The path of fire

Release Date: 16 February 1990

Filming Locations: Chandivali Studio, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Gross: INR 102,500,000

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


To give Amitabh Bachchan the gangster look, his mouth was stuffed with cotton wool underneath both cheeks, as was Marlon Brando's in
The Godfather


[Lying down on the bed at the hospital]

Vijay Dinanath Chavan:
What's your name?

Mary Matthew:

Vijay Dinanath Chavan:
Because in this world, only two women have seen me naked – and you are one of them.

User Review


Rating: 10/10

A masterpiece indeed! It is very easily the best film Amitabh has acted
ever. Even though the music score is not up to the mark, one gets to
watch Amitabh's sterling performance as the "angry young man" of
Bollywood. The background score adds to the intensity of the film. Its
well worth giving 10+. The best scene in the film would be the one
where Amitabh goes to the slums to save his sister Neelam. The
dialogues in the entire film are just awesome. Tinu Anand and Rohini
Hattangadi have also given a memorable performance in the film. The
songs are very avoidable and spoil the tempo of the movie. But the best
part of the film would undoubtedly be AMITABH. He is indeed the best
actor of the millennium.