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Sanjay Ramaswamy, who is suffering from short-term memory loss, sets out on a quest to find the people who were responsible for his ladylove Kalpana's murder.

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A.R. Murugadoss

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A.R. Murugadoss (screenplay), A.R. Murugadoss (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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

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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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu

Release Date:

29 September 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Превозмочь себя See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Budget:

INR 120,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 440,000,000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The song 'Suttum Vizhi' crossed over 20 million downloads. See more »

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Rangola Ola
Lyrics by: Kabilan
Composed by: Harris Jayaraj
Sung by: Shankar Mahadevan, Sujatha, Ranjith and Suchitra
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A very good movie!
16 August 2007 | by channelspaceSee all my reviews

Agreed that the core theme (Short Term Memory Loss) of Ghajini is taken out of Memento. It is also to be agreed that almost all of the movies, including those from Hollywood (come on guys, what about "The Departed"?), draw inspiration from some other (whether it be a movie or something else).

However, kudos to the director Murugadoss for molding the movie so well. Look at how he brings in the regional flavor. I liked the movie a lot. The motive is to reach any common man which is what Ghajini achieves but which is where Memento fails at. Music by Harris Jeyaraj is a big plus.

P.S. I'm quite surprised looking at so many comments hinting negative connotations. Of course, everybody has a right to express and I'm not challenging anyone. It's just that I'm surprised...


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