Friday, December 26, 2008



Aamir Khan’s much awaited and hyped and highly promoted film 'GHAJINI' has finally arrived and I must say that it has lived upto the expectations. As written in my earlier blog, it has broken all the records in the Bollywood film industry, with cent percent opening i.e. 100%, even surpassing Akshay Kumar’s “SINGH IS KINNG”, which had a 90% opening and 3 times more than SRK’s “RAB NE BANA DI JODI”. It was released worldwide with staggering 1450 prints, 1200 in India & 250 overseas.

I would term GHAJINI, in few words a POWERFUL REVENGE saga, with a SPELLBINDING Script and a GRIPPING direction by A.R. Murugadoss, and to top it all FIRST CLASS MESMERISING performance by AAMIR KHAN.

About the story, Sanjay Singhania (Aamir Khan) suffers with acute short term memory (he can recall events only for 15 minutes), which triggered off due to the murder of his due to his girlfriend Kalpana (Asin). He sets off painstakingly to take revenge inspite of his handicap, he has a Polaroid Camera as his helping tool, by which he takes the photograph of any piece of hint and gets it tattooed on his body, so as to remember his grief, and strengthen his anger & will power to take revenge whenever he sees them. Dr. Sunita (Jiah Khan) also helps him in his quest. Well I won’t reveal more in the sense it will kill all the suspense and thrill, best is to go and watch the film in the theatre and get charmed by Aamir’s histrionics. Also, you will get to know who is GHAJINI, since Aamir plays Sanjay Singhania in the film.

Coming on to the performances, Aamir, as usual has delivered a world-class top notch riveted memorable performance, in fact I would rate as one of the best rather his BEST act of Aamir’s career. It also justifies the fact that when Aamir saw the original Tamil version of Ghajini and when he was offered to play the lead role, he himself was surprised and wondered whether he will pull-off such a strong, violent character. No wonder, he worked hard foe several months to build-up his 8-pack body. Also, Aamir has very few dialogues to speak in the film, what speaks is his eyes, his facial expressions and his body language. Especially the scenes where he depicts his pain of not remembering anything. He has carried off both his characters of a business moghul and that of a revengeful, brutal one with élan.

Asin, who is already a hit in South Indian film industry has made a sparkling debut in Bollywood and seems to throw a challenge for other top heroines. She has a photogenic and a fresh new look. Jiah Khan also impresses and does justice to her role. But the surprise packet is the villain portrayed by Pradeep Rawat, a surprise choice.

About the direction, Director A.R. Murugadoss has done a remarkable job, especially the treatment and the way he has presented the film, especially the action scenes depicting VIOLENCE are out of the world. The story and script as written earlier, is gripping, exciting, stimulating and fast paced and leaves you guessing with it’s twists. Yes, we can say the film is violent and is a strict no-no for the kids.

About the Music, A.R. Rehman is bit different, but is a winner once again and yes his music is certainly better than his recent works – Jodhaa Akbar, Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na & Yuvvraaj. Two of the songs - 'Guzarish' & 'Behka' are already on top of the charts.

Overall, GHAJINI is a BLOCKBUSTER and will be a SUPER DUPER HIT. Go and enjoy it in the Christmas & NEW YEAR vacations.

Photo Courtesy : Ghajini official site
Release Date : December 24, 2008
Language : Hindi
Genre : Action Thriller
Producer : Allu Arvind & Madhu Varma
Director : A.R. Murugadoss
Star Cast :
Aamir Khan - Sanjay Singhania
Asin - Kalpana
Jiah Khan - SunitaPradep Rawat – ???
Music on : T-Series
Music by : A.R. Rehman
Singers : Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghosal, Javed Ali, Beni Dayal, Suzanne D’Mello, Karthik & Pravin Mani
Cinematography : Ravi K. Chandran
Choreography : Ahmed Khan
Story & Screenplay : A.R. Murugadoss

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