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Ghajini (2008)

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

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

INR 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$288,075 (USA) (2 January 2009)

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$2,411,071 (USA) (16 January 2009)
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Aditya Pancholi was originally to play the role of Ghajini. The producers felt he could do justice to the role, but as he did not like the part he rejected it. See more »

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Aamir Khan is said to have short term memory loss, but he is shown to remember nothing - which is not actually short term memory loss. See more »

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Remake of Memento (2000) See more »

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Stupid, unnecessary remake with dreadful "acting" by Aamir Khan
9 June 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

I am still in shock after hearing Aamir Khan criticising Memento. He criticises a film a remake of which he is going to star in??? And then I decided to watch this film. And what's new? My first reaction is: why was this film made? Scene to scene copy of Memento. And even then again, it was already remade into an Indian film in the past, so why then was that needed?

Aamir Khan hams throughout and his acting is pretension at its worst. It's not the young actor I used to like, whose simplicity covered the entire screen. He is now someone who pretends to be a good actor, who pretends to portray himself as someone who takes a role seriously, but in the end, his acting generates into annoying hype. No intensity, no skills, nothing. And BTW, he is not at all that fit. If I were the director I'd rather cast John Abraham or Hrithik Roshan, who could make full justice to this role in terms of physical appearance and general credibility.

Asin is nice; overacts in some scenes, but does have some charm. She's not a great actress, but she is an actress without a doubt. Giah Khan is average.

It's sad that this film was such a big hit. Indian mass audiences generally like to watch films which are melodramatic and overdone or just mediocre films which show a fake world. Ironically, Raja Hindustani (a cheap film without any vivid storyline) was one of those films.

It's sad because, while many of the films deserve the money they earn (take Sholay, Dilwale Dulhania), many are just terrible disasters that seem to appeal to all those who prefer to see a different, plastic world, and that's how many small-great films are simply and shamelessly left out.

I'm not against any film as long as it is entertaining, exciting, interesting and well-made. But I am against films that are just not needed, that are pretentious, that are made to fool people, to insult their intelligence by pretending a film is of a high standard; and above all, films that were made just to publicise the leading actor. Ghajini is one of those films that apply to all these descriptions.


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