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?
There was a bedroom scene in the original script after Amitabh has an argument with his mother he goes to Madhavi for comfort. Amitabh Bachchan didn't feel comfortable about it and when he asked the director to alter the scene it was removed. Read More