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Ghajini (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 24 December 2008 (USA)
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A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girl.

Director:

A.R. Murugadoss

Writers:

Piyush Mishra (dialogue), A.R. Murugadoss (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aamir Khan ... Sanjay Singhania / Sachin
Asin Thottumkal ... Kalpana Shetty (as Asin)
Jiah Khan ... Sunita
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Ghajini Dharmatma (as Pradeep Rawat)
Tinnu Anand ... Satveer Kohli
Riyaz Khan ... Inspector Arjun Yadav
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Asif Ahmed Asif Ahmed
John Cardiel John Cardiel
Vibha Chhibber Vibha Chhibber ... Havaldar Vijyanti
Neville Dadachanji Neville Dadachanji ... Mr. Mehta
Salim Fatehi Salim Fatehi ... Aamir's bodyguard
Mahendra Gole Mahendra Gole
Sunil Grover ... Sampat / Sanjay Singhania
Simon Hewitt Simon Hewitt
Kiran Deep Jagi Kiran Deep Jagi
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Storyline

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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Remember Dec.25


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | Urdu

Release Date:

24 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Гаджини See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$766,859, 28 December 2008

Gross USA:

$2,430,627

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,316,584
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Geetha Arts See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Director A.R. Murugadoss was approached by Telugu producers to remake Ghajini (2005) in Telugu but declined saying that he can only create magic once. So the producers dubbed the movie in Telugu language. This created some copyrights issues when Aamir Khan started to shoot the movie. The Telugu producers who did the dubbed version filed a case on court concerning copyright issues. Finally Aamir Khan settled the case and gave credits to them as producers in the Hindi remake. See more »

Goofs

Sanjay has a scar running across the top of his head, despite only being struck with the metal rod on the back and front of his head. See more »

Crazy Credits

The song "Kaise Mujhe Tum" plays during the closing credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

Three cuts were made before the film was granted a U/A (parental guidance) rating from the censors. These included:
  • A man hits Asin with a rod twice, this was cut by 50%
  • Aamir Khan breaks a baddie's neck, the scene was cut by 50%
  • Aamir hits a villain with a tap and when the knob of the tap pierces the baddie's stomach, blood starts dripping from the tap.
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Connections

Referenced in Freaky Ali (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Behka Main Behka
Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Karthik
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Expect The Expected
19 May 2009 | by rsa5387See all my reviews

An 'Indianised' Memento, Ghajini is a masala pot-boiler revenge film that is low on distinctiveness, instead relying on vibrant cinematography, over-the-top action sequences, and superlative performances by Aamir Khan and Asin to deliver the goods. Not surprisingly, Ghajini is another tour-de-force turn by Aamir Khan, as he effectively takes to the skin of his character, exuding the laundry list of human emotion, and even bordering on animal-like in his revenge-driven state. Elsewhere, Asin infuses the right-amount of over-the-top histrionics, charm, and girl-power to make her character appealing and ultimately the emotional center-point of the film. The rest of the cast is barely adequate, with the so-called medical student, police inspector, and the main villain verging on the comedic with their clichéd, wooden performances. But, it didn't really matter. The main characters were crafted with such integrity and likability that by the end, I can honestly admit I was on the verge of tears. In the end, Ghajini was a somewhat unremarkable film that was lifted by its high-emotional quotient and some outstanding compositions by A.R. Rahman (Guzarish, Kaise Mujhe), the screeching background score aside. Worth watching once.


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