While the new trailer of Raees is catching up with megastar Shah Rukh Kans fans like wild-fire, it has an interesting similarity with something about megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Not many have noted that the new trailer of Raees has aspects that resemble the look, feel and style from a film of the biggest star Bollywood has ever produced – Amitabh Bachchan.
We are talking of none other than the Big B classic Agneepath and his iconic character of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan. This became clearer when Bollywood PR guru Dale Bhagwagar mentioned a couple of pointers and nuances about the trailer today on his Facebook.
“Saw the new Raees trailer. Shah Rukh Khan’s voice in it, his style of saying ‘maloom hai’, the laugh before that (though that’s patent SRK laugh too), putting hand on the chest while talking, the grunge godown-like backdrop with the colourful glass windows and the dull greenish walls, the close-up of the eye, the cheering public… they all remind me of Amitabh Bachchan in Agneepath,” wrote the publicist. True that! And so interesting to note.”
Mentioning this, Dale added a verse in Hindi from the famous Harivansh Rai Bachchan poem which was incorporated by director Mukul Anand in the movie.
“यह महान दृश्य है, चल रहा मनुष्य है, अश्रु, स्वेद, रक्त से, लथ-पथ, लथ-पथ, लथ-पथ, अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ! अग्निपथ!”
(The exact meaning of it being: What greater spectacle, than to see such a man walk, who in tears, sweat and blood, is soaked, covered and coated; and still walks on in the path of fire! Walks the path of fire! Yes, that path of fire!)