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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Credited cast:
Sanjay Ramasamy
Nayanthara ...
Pradeep Singh Rawat ...
Ram / Lakshman
Riyaz Khan ...
Police Officer
Manobala ...
Sathyan ...
Server / Fake Sanjay
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramanathan ...
College professor (as Chitkara Saahil)


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 (

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Release Date:

29 September 2005 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Превозмочь себя  »

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INR 120,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Suriya tonsured his head to play the lead role, so he had to use hair piece in the flash back scenes. See more »


References Memento (2000) See more »


Oru Maalai
Lyrics by: Thamarai
Composed by: Harris Jayaraj
Sung by: Karthik
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Nothing original !
22 June 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie and was impressed first only for one reason .The new concept of short term memory loss .But then later when I saw the original one Memento I was totally awestruck by how beautifully the screenplay was done ,you in fact live with the character ,which you can never feel for once in Ghajini .Well thats not the only flaw the whole brilliance and intelligence of Mememto is diminished in Ghajini . Its ultimately turns out to be a love story like the million others . Yes it has this concept of short term memory loss .But instead of developing on that , the story is killed half the way . Well I was impressed with Ghajini only because I was happy that directors have started thinking about new concepts ,but I was wrong .This one too turned out to be a copy ,nothing original .

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