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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.

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A.R. Murugadoss

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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 ... Kalpana Shetty
Jiah Khan ... Sunita
Tinnu Anand ... Satveer Kohli
Pradeep Singh Rawat ... Ghajini Dharmatma (as Pradeep Rawat)
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
Raj Jamdade Raj Jamdade
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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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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:

INR 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$288,075, 2 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,430,631

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,430,631
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Production Co:

Geetha Arts See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Suriya was a fan of Khan, and had some involvement in the film's development, discussing minute details with Khan for two years during the film's development. See more »

Goofs

Ghajini stabbed Sanjay and we see him bloodied as he lay on the floor. Ghajii proceeds to deal with an already unconscious Sunita. Sanjay rises up and we see a very clean floor. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Remake of Memento (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Aye Bachchu, Tu Sun Le
Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Suzanne D'Mello
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Before I kill you, I'll show you exactly how I killed your Kalpana.
8 November 2009 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

First, the music is by A.R. Rahman, and this genius who also did Slumdog Millionaire really made this film entertaining. Thee film will be familiar to a lot of viewers, as it is a loose remake of Momento. One can hardly imagine how Rahman's music would fit, but it does because it is also a love story. How did they do that? The rich Sanjay 'Sanju' Singhania pretends to be an average Joe named Sachin. Aamir Khan was great in the dual role, and I can imagine that throngs of girls, and not a few gay men will be enchanted with him as he is shirtless in the part of the movie where he is seeking his girlfriend's killer (Pradeep Singh Rawat).

The girlfriend is Kalpana (Asin). She is fantastic and definitely will keep your interest through the long three hours of this film. She does one too many good deeds and it cost her her life.

It is fascinating in the end when Ghajini catches up with him. The steps he took to "erase" his memory. But, it didn't do any good.

Really good combination of thriller, revenge, and love story as only Bollywood can do it.


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