Dark and intense, this action-oriented drama follows the trials and triumphs in the life of Vijay Chauhan aka ‘Bhai’ (Bachchan) witnesses his schoolmaster father (Nath) being falsely implicated in a scandal with a prostitute and lynched by the villagers.
Bhai grows up to become a gangster and encounters the main villain Kancha Cheena (Denzongpa) in a luxurious place in Mauritius. He joins the villain’s gang only to have him arrested by the police. When Cheena is released (by arranging to have a key eyewitness killed), Vijay murders Cheena after negotiating the ‘path of fire’ referred to in the film’s title. Will there be any hope for redemption of Vijay's wounded spirit?
Did you know?
Although still playing the vigilante hero, Bachchan initially abandoned his well-known baritone voice to suggest an older man speaking in a heavy ‘Bombay Hindi’ accent, but he later had to re-dub the voice when the experiment proved unpopular. Read More