The Quintessential Indian Classic

 
“What hasn’t happened in 25 years, will happen now!”
— Vijay
 
 

This was a truly Indian blockbuster, with a script that was authentic and not inspired by Hollywood or other foreign cinema. A riveting and unrelenting film which showcases some of the best acting and script-writing Bollywood has ever seen.

At its core, it’s the story of Vijay and his attempt to right the wrongs life has inflicted on him and his family and how two wrongs do not make a right. The ethical issues being played out evoke a deep sense of moral ambivalence.

It is very hard to say for sure who was right and who was wrong even after rewatching the film at different life stages. The iconography of the film, the iconoclast protagonist, and the iconic screenplay make this watchable ad infinitum.