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Ghajini (2005)

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A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes, tattoos and photo's to hunt down his girlfriend's killer

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Sanjay Ramasamy
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Chitra
Pradeep Singh Rawat ...
Ram / Lakshman
Riyaz Khan ...
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Server / Fake Sanjay
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College professor (as Chitkara Saahil)
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Spunky and compassionate Kalpana rents an apartment and works as an ad-model. Her life changes when she invents a love affair between herself and wealthy Sanjay Ramaswamy. When Sanjay finds out, he decides to confront her to end this facade, but ends up falling in love with her. He pretends to be poor, proposes to her, and she subsequently accepts. Before they could get married, she gets killed, Sanjay gets assaulted, resulting in memory loss, and he is unable to remember anything beyond 15 minutes. During those 15 minutes, Sanjay manages to put together bit by bit through tattoos, Polaroid photos, notes, and maps on the wall of his apartment whatever he is able to recollect, as he sets out to avenge Kalpana's death. Sanjay does not know that the elusive killer knows about his agenda, and has already made plans to finish him off once and for all. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Director A.R. Murugadoss' was approached to remake it on Telugu, but declined saying that he can create magic only once. Later when Aamir Khan requested him to adapt it on Hindi, he accepted his offer. See more »

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Spoofed in Sye Aata (2010) See more »

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Lyrics by: Vaali
Composed by: Harris Jayaraj
Sung by: Mathangi and Nakhul
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Beautifully made in all aspects!
7 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got to tell you that this movie elevated my respect to Tamil film industry. Very rare you find such a beautiful and skillful storytelling! Most of the time the director's direction matters in the movie. He can mould the acting the way he asks for. And that's what you see from this one. Movie storyline seems to be inspired from Hollywood all time favorite "Momento". The beauty of the movie is the pace in which it goes. Each scene is worth watching. Special effects and background score is the best I have seen! Surya was perfect fit for the role and he carried it with passion and dedication. This is the first movie of Asin I have seen and Man! she rocks. None in her genre can act so real! Finally have to say, this is the way the indianized version of Hollywood flicks should be made ;-)


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