Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag ka movie review

Is Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag ne mere armaano ko jala ke raakh kar diya… What a movie.. what a PATHETIC movie…. A real bad attempt to remake Sholay…

The story is exactly same as Sholay. 2 best friends, helping some retired police inspector (in Sholay, it was Thakur) to kill the don. Some love affairs in between, few songs, some action scenes and Ofcourse rona dhona.

I am really sorry, I won’t be able to tell more about the story because I am just gonna start bashing the starcast now..

Ajay Devgan, who plays the role of Heero and Prashant Raj plays his best buddy, Raj. They tried their best to show people some kind of best buddy relationship on the screen but it was mere, cut.. next scene.. cut.. next scene kind of thing.. it looked as if they are just playing their parts..nothing else..

Mohanlal plays the role of inspector Narsimha.. he was pretty good but people might not like him due to his south Indian accent, but personally, I loved him…

Ghungroo played by Nisha Kothari. This character was corresponding to Basanti’s character in Sholay. Here, Ghungroo is a rickshaw driver.. who eventually falls in love with Heero and yea, also dances on songs in super short half pants.. But, she did not know that she was supposed to act too.. again, the chemistry between her and Heero was next to nothing. They both are just going around in opposite direction and they thought they are doing pretty good..

Durga Devi played by Sushmita Sen, to be frank, she had nothing much to do in the movie. All I could see was pretty much blank face.. but yea, she was the right choice for this character.

Sushant Singh plays Tambe, aka Samba from Sholay. He was pretty good in his role but, I personally think it was kind of injustice to this actor. He is such a nice actor (The Legend of Bhagat Singh) and this kind of side kick roles just does not give any option to explore his brilliant acting skills. He could have easily played character of Raj.

And finally, the mammoth, Amitabh Bachchan as Babban aka Gabbar Singh of Sholay… played superbly..  and impressive.. ruthless character…

Rest of the characters were wasted royally, Rajpal Yadav tops the list.. 2nd one takes Gaurav Kapoor as Ahemad… Sachin was one more waste.. and lastly  Veerendra Saxena, who plays father of Ahemad.. he had a strong scene (towards the end) and pretty much small role but… it was good compared to others…

Now, let’s talk about other things..

Direction… haha ha.. Ram Gopal Varma.. I still cannot believe, he was the one who directed movies like Sarkar and Rangeela.. what’s wrong with him? Why did he decide to make such a big mistake? Overall, direction was pretty much bad but it was good in few areas.. for example.. portrayal of Babban’s character was very strong.. but for rest.. it was kind of low class..

The Editing was bad too.. in many scenes I found that, the scenes were cut abruptly.. (before the first sequence between Heero and Ghungroo and few more)

The Music was as pathetic as the movie.. Only the song, Mehbooba was mixed very well… rest of the songs were not even worth listening once..

Overall, the movie was bad in the first half and pathetic in the 2nd.. All the actors were wasted except Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal.

So, in short… STAY AWAY… get DVD of Sholay and don’t bother watching this movie ever…

I would rate this movie [rating:1.5/5] (All goes to Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal)


  1. Before reading this review it looks like worse remix of sholay in trailers and now once again deep saved me from another third class movie

  2. hey thanks a ton for ur review, cause i was actually thinking of watching this crappy movie. but now i rally dont think i’ll waste my money on these wate materials. thanks.

  3. hey thanks a ton for ur review, cause i was actually thinking of watching this crappy movie. but now i rally dont think i’ll waste my money on these waste materials. thanks.

  4. hmm…it sounds as if he has just tried taking biggies in the movie to just make it a hit.. and not actually make a movie… ant tht is why he has just concentrated on amitabh bacchan and since his acting is good… he takes all the attention..n e ways i m not a fan of amitabh…

    also i was always in the openion of the movie being crap… and it turned out to be a crap one .. HE HE HA HA….

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  6. haha…I knew it will crash. Sholay had such a story which one cant remake. Dunno what made RGV so sure that he could. Don was such a story which you could remake, but certainly not Sholay.

  7. Actually, I feel, any story can be remade but it is totally on the hands of director about how to handle it.. for movies like Sholay which is exceptionally good, the director should have taken it very seriously and should have made an effort to check if they are on the track or not atleast.. but here, they failed in all the aspects..

    It was a drak pathetic movie..

  8. from the title and rushes, you can make out that its a B grade movie. RGV has lost it big time. he his on his own high. probably this will set him right

  9. the remake of sholay is crap. don;t waste tym watching it. i went to watch it, and walked out half wat of the film. there wasno emtion between what was suposed to be 2 best friends, and to much between Heero and Gunghroo. Amitah bachan was totally crap and nothing compared to Gabbar. Gunghroo acted like a sket and raj might aswell not be there. Overall this film should hit the top of the crap charts.

  10. made doordarshan look like class. what the hell was rgv thinking!!! what a kachra of a movie, let alone a remake. i feel sorry for amitabh, this movie, despite his earnest efforts, will dent his image and superlative run. rgv has managed to sell this crap on amitabh’s shoulders. i went to watch this so-called movie only because amitabh was there, otherwise i would heed the advice of reviews. amitabh did not let me down, that rgv guy has. i love rgv films, but how could he make such shit? the best actor award should go to meena, because she was not in one single frame of the film! all the other actors were simply pathetic, worse of than ant amitabh was playing with. if this movie has been made with taste, amitabh would have been remembered for his role, but thank you (sarcastic) rgv, you win the best award for wasting a golden opportunity to kick ass to those we doubted your calibre. right now rgv’s critics are enjoying the show, more than anyone else. i’m sure amitabh will think twice about signing any more rgv films. what a waste of an evening. i cannot digest this film even with a bottle of hajmola.

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  12. Great Review…I just have not found the guts to go watch this movie. The trailors were more than enough for me. I am soooo glad I did not waste my time and money on this one….kudos to the brave folks who did!

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