Ghajini Hindi Movie Review

Feature Film | Action, Drama
Aamir Khan rocks and carries the entire movie on his now much broader shoulders.
Dec 24, 2008 By Ashok Nayak

Considered by many as the best actor in the Industry today, Aamir Khan returns to the silver screen with Ghajini, the remake of a Tamil film with the same title. A R Murugadoss who directed the original, has directed Aamir in the Hindi remake. Asin who was Surya's co-star in Tamil has been retained too.

The basic plot revolves around one thing - Revenge, with a bit of romance and comedy in the flash back moments, Ghajini is about Sanjay Singhania (Aamir Khan) who suffers from short term memory loss after being hit with an iron rod, while attempting to save the life of his girlfriend Kalpana (Asin). After Kalpana's violent death, his main mission in life was to find the cruel killer who turned his life into a tragedy and ultimately take vengeance. With a short lived memory, how he manages to find and kill the villain, forms the rest of story.

My long time wish was to see Aamir Khan in what we call a typical Bollywood masala film. That wish comes true with Ghajini and the film has proved to be the biggest entertainer of the year. It starts off with a man on a mission, with revenge on his minds. Then comes the flash back to the beautifully directed love story. Then again cut back to the business tycoon turned killing machine. One thing the director has ensured is the pace of the film never dips. Never for a moment do you have time to think of the flaws in the story. The scenes that involve sudden loss of memory are brilliantly handled. The dialogues make an impact. The background music adds to the suspense and thrill.

The music by A R Rehman is one of the best of the year. Guzarish and Behka Me stand out. The cinematography is good.

Now to the part most are keen to read. No surprises, Aamir Khan rocks and carries the entire movie on his now much broader shoulders. The effort he has put into Ghajini is clearly visible on screen. His newly acquired physique is perfect for the role. Asin is cute and acts very well. Jiah Khan is average.

To sum up, Ghajini is one of the very best entertainers of the year. Its Aamir Khan's show all the way and you cannot afford to miss this. Don't look for logic behind every scene, it's not an intelligent film. It's a film which ensures total entertainment for the 3 hours+ you spend watching the movie which is a sure shot blockbuster at the box-office.

Ashok Nayak