Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Jiah Khan, Pradeep Rawat,
Riyaz Khan, Tinnu Anand, Vibha Chhibber, Khalid Siddiqui
Director: A.R. Murugadoss
The most awaited film of 2008, Ghajini is the Hindi
remake of the Tamil film of same name, which is an
adaptation of the critically acclaimed film Memento by
Christopher Nolan. The protagonist is suffering from
anterograde amnesia or short term memory loss and
seeking revenge for his wife's murder. The lead actor
Aamir Khan had his head shaved almost bald with a style
which became craze of the country.
Sanjay Singhania (Aamir Khan), the owner of a mobile
phone service provider company falls in love with
Kalpana (Asin Thottumkal) an ad film actress, though she
does not know that he is business magnet. The most
enjoyable moments as well as soul stirring parts of the
movie are the comic as well as emotional scenes between
Amir and Asin.
The anterograde amnesia patient is studied about and
helped by Sunita (Jiah Khan), a psychology student to take
revenge on the one who murdered his lover. She attempts to
unravel Sanjay's mysteries and past life. Despite initial
friction between Sanjay and herself, she eventually helps
Sanjay who is out to seek revenge, searching for the
murderer of the one love of his life...
His story is
unraveled by a police officer Fawaz (Riyaz Khan) who is
hunting him for the several murders Sanjay has committed
while to avenge his girlfriend's death. In doing so, he
also learns about some of Sanjay's past life. Riyaz Khan
is competent in his supporting role of a police
inspector who investigates the murders by Sanjay
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Being a do-gooder, when Kalpana successfully saves a
bunch of children who were in danger, she is brutally
murdered by a gang leader Ghajini Dharmatma (Pradeep
Rawat). While trying to save Kalpana, Sanjay gets hit
hard on the head, eventually leading him into a state of
short term memory loss.
The doctors diagnose it as
anterograde amnesia where a personís memory can only last
for fifteen minutes and he canít remember any relations,
nor events or incidents that have happened before in his
life. Sanjay then becomes obsessed with avenging the
murder of his girlfriend. To combat his disability of
short term memory loss, he has tattoos spread over his
body to help him remember what his aims are.
The background score is well executed. The greatest part
of the movie is the action. Also, the anguish and
frustration of the protagonist is effectively captured.
Aamir Khan is convincing even while beating up the
baddies who appear too big for a man of his size. Being
a perfectionist, Aamir Khan worked on his body for 3-4
hours daily for a year in the gym for this appearance.