Agneepath was directed by Mukul S. Anand released in 1990 starring Mithun Chakraborty & Amitabh Bachchan. The movie revolves around Vijay who is dead set on taking revenge on Kancha Cheena, an underworld don who killed his father. He wants to bring back glory to his family name after they were evicted from their own village. Much to his mother’s dismay, Vijay became a don himself which earned him a lot of enemies. In an assassination attempt on Vijay, he gets shot but a Tamilian coconut vendor Krishnan Iyer M.A. finds him and takes him to hospital, saving his life.
The two become close friends and Krishnan becomes Siksha's, Vijay’s sister’s bodyguard. This lifestyle is hated by his mother who disowns him. Meanwhile love blossoms between Krishnan and Shiksha. He goes back to his village and cuts a deal with Kancha. Kancha gets Vijay's family to be kidnapped and held hostage which enraged him.