The story opens in island Mandwa, near Maharashtra in the year 1977. The highly respected school master of the village, Master Deenanath Chauhan (Chetan Pandit), tries to dissuade the villagers from giving away their lands on lease to Kancha Cheena (Sanjay Dutt), the son of the village head who plans to start a drug mafia. In turn, Kancha falsely accusing Master of raping a student, executes him in full public view by hanging him to a banyan tree. This forces the 12 year old Master's son Vijay and his mother to flee the town and reach Mumbai, where his mother gives birth to a baby girl. In Mumbai the young Vijay sees Kancha and as events pan out, he becomes an accomplice of Kancha's enemy Rauf Lala (Rishi Kapoor). Vijay gains help and support from Lala to gain power.
After 15 years, Lala monopolizes in drugs dealings of the city along with running a business of human trafficking. Police commissionaire Gaitonde (Om Puri) manages to debar Kancha from interfering in Mumbai but is unable to collect evidence against Lala or Vijay. Lala's son Mazhar Lala (Rajesh Tandon)is a volatile person who conflicts his business and personal agendas. Mazhar hates Vijay for his stronghold on Lala's business. He expresses his disgusts towards Vijay to Lala. But Lala convinces him to be an observer of Vijay for a while and accordingly they would finish him later.
Vijay (Hrithik Roshan) holds Kancha's aide and home secretary Borkar (Sachin Khedekar) to ransom, and threatens Shantaram, another aid of Kancha to be a middleman between him and Kancha to conduct trades of cocaine to Mumbai from Mandwa. On one instance, he takes a bullet on himself fired on Mazhar, thereby winning trust of Lala and Mazhar. On the night of his marriage, Mazhar gets the information that the shot was actually fired by Shantaram. He, along with Vijay, leaves to end him but in turn is shot dead by Shantaram in the process. Vijay later shoots Shantaram for he no longer needs him and any evidence of their conspired plan of killing Mazhar. Seeing his son dead, Lala falls sick and is admitted into a hospital. Meanwhile, Vijay takes hold of the position of Lala and is soon contacted by Kancha. He accepts Kancha's offer and goes to Mandwa for a business deal. While in Mandwa, Vijay puts forth his deal to Kancha which is handing over the drug business in Mumbai to Kancha and in return of taking over Mandwa. Though Kancha initially suspects this deal, he later agrees on the condition that the commissioner Gaitonde must be killed.
Back in Mumbai, Lala regains health and knows the truth behind his son's death. He gets hold of Vijay's sister Shiksha (Kanika Tiwari) and calls out for her auction in public. Notified by Kancha, Vijay flees back to Mumbai and kills Lala and his men with the help of eunuchs. He gets closer to his family who had exiled him since the day he joined Lala's group after killing the inspector aid of Kancha at the age of 12. In the meantime, Kancha sends a man (the same person who had set Vijay's house on fire in Mandwa 15 years ago and the real rapist of the student) to keep an eye on Vijay. Kancha orders the man to assassinate the commissioner if Vijay is unable to do so. This man while trying to kill the commissioner is murdered by Vijay on the event of Ganesh Visarjan. Vijay's mother Suhasini (Zarina Wahab) identifies this person as a Mandwa native and informs police, identifying herself and Vijay as natives of Mandwa. A mole in the police informs Kancha of this. Vijay marries his love interest Kaali (Priyanka Chopra) who is killed right after their marriage during a shooting spree by Kancha's men.
Enraged Vijay leaves for Mandwa to avenge the death of his father and his wife. Meanwhile, Kancha gets hold of Vijay's mother and sister and brings them to Mandwa. During his violent fight with Kancha, Vijay is initially brutally wounded and stabbed, but later garners energy by reciting the poem "Agneepath", which his father had previously taught him to give him strength. Vijay, reciting the poem, kills Kancha by hanging him from the same banyan tree to which his father was hanged. Vijay finally comes to peace with himself and has a vision of his younger self with his father reciting Agneepath.


Dharma Productions

Release Date:

Jan 01, 1970


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Cast & Crew

Director : Karan Malhotra

Screenplay Writer : Karan Malhotra

Hrithik Roshan as Vijay Dinanath Chauhan

Sanjay Dutt as Kancha Cheena

Zarina Wahab as Suhasini Chauhan

Deven Bhojani

Producer : Karan Johar

Music Director : Ajay-Atul

Priyanka Chopra as Kaali

Rishi Kapoor as Rauf Lala

Om Puri as Inspector

Katrina Kaif as "Chikni Chameli"

Songs & Lyrics

  Chikni Chameli
  Gun Gun Guna
  O Saiyyan
  Shah Ka Rutba
  Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin