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?
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The film was remade in 2012 with the same title, by producer Yash Johar's son Karan Johar, as a tribute to his father. Read More