A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.



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Credited cast:
Sanjay Singhania / Sachin
Satveer Kohli
Ghajini Dharmatma (as Pradeep Rawat)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asif Ahmed
John Cardiel
Vibha Chhibber ...
Havaldar Vijyanti
Neville Dadachanji ...
Mr. Mehta
Mahendra Gole
Sampat / Sanjay Singhania
Simon Hewitt
Kiran Deep Jagi
Raj Jamdade
Firdausi Jussawalla ...
(as Firdaush Jussawala)


Medical student, Sunita, is driven by curiosity to study the case of Sanjay Singhania, who is afflicted with short-term memory loss. She runs into him, befriends him, and finds out that he is out to kill a seemingly benevolent citizen, Ghajini Dharmatma. After warning the latter of the impending danger, she subsequently comes across a number of diaries written by Sanjay and attempts to put together a jigsaw puzzle as to how a successful and wealthy businessman became a crazed recluse, who re-lives his past through tattoos on his body, notes and Polaroid photographs on the wall of his Hiranandani Complex flat, and his sole obsession of carrying out his deadly mission - little knowing that Ghajini and his goons are out to erase every bit of evidence he has gathered and thus ensure that he ends up remembering nothing. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Release Date:

25 December 2008 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Гаджини  »

Box Office


INR 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£318,538 (UK) (26 December 2008)


$2,411,071 (USA) (16 January 2009)

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Did You Know?


Actor Mohit Ahlawat was attached to play the police inspector in GHAJINI but was replaced by the original cast member Riyaz Khan at the last moment. See more »


Sanjay Singhania's Diary for 2005 changes colors Black to Tan and black again when it changes hands from Inspector (Riyaz Khan) to Sunita (Jiah Khan) and back to Sanjay Singhania (Aamir Khan). See more »

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Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Javed Ali and Sonu Nigam
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Worth watching for Aamir alone...
8 August 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I'd wanted to see this film for ages --not least because Aamir Khan is sex-on-legs but also because I liked Memento a great deal and wondered what Bollywood would do with it. And in the event...?

Well Aamir is gorgeous, as is the art direction. The songs are class. And the flashbacks to the love story are without doubt the best bits...nobody conveys falling in love quite as deliciously as Aamir does...

But the present day Memento bits? Largely an excuse for cartoon violence and it didn't work for me.

I found the two female co-stars both lacking --especially the medical student. Too glamorous and too wooden. Sorry, love, but you need to find a different career, me thinks.

Overall, it wasn't great but it was interesting and worth a watch.

But what is it with all the critics on here that go on about the plot-holes? It's Bollywood not The Discovery Channel! Since when was Bollywood anything more than escapist nonsense. I mean, get real!! Enjoy it for what it is not for what it is not.

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