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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

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 ... 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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Remember Dec.25


Certificate:

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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

Filming locations included Bangalore, Hyderabad, Cape Town, Deadpan Desert and Mumbai. See more »

Goofs

Sunita hands over the footprint on cement as a gift to Sanjay. It is supposed to be of some weight but she hands it over like a piece of cardboard. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film is named after the villain. See more »

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Referenced in Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaise Mujhe Tum Mil Gai
Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Benny Dayal and Shreya Ghoshal
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Do Not Miss This One!
30 December 2008 | by arnab_dasSee all my reviews

After a long and tedious wait Ghajini arrived. There was a lot of skepticism about it being a direct rip of its Tamil counterpart as well as Memento. However when one enters the movie theatre, those factors are hardly on one's mind. And any thought of all those things indeed vanished from my head the moment the movie started.

Ghajini is one of the best thrillers to have come out of the Bollywood stable in recent years. And to top it all, it has a nice dose of humour as well. Aamir Khan once again proves that he's not just the best in business, but he's the one leading the way for Bollywood to make better movies. Indeed as many users have mentioned the villain Ghajini does not look menacing enough. But lets face it, gone are the days when villains used to be called Mogambo. And gone are the days when villains used to have a scar faced appearance. The new age villain is what Ghajini is.

The acting is superb to say the least. (Although Jiah Khan really spoils the party. She's better at romancing a senior citizen than playing such characters.) Asin is absolutely brilliant and leaves a lasting impression. She makes you feel the depth and the pain of the "Kalpana was killed" tattoo. And finally, Aamir Khan. Well, what more can one say about this man who has changed the landscape of Bollywood movies. Once again he delivers a power packed performance, I could almost feel his emotions within me!

Watch this movie for its complexity and its simplicity. The complex character of Sanjay and the beautiful and cute Kalpana makes this movie one of the best movies of 2008. What an amazing way of making the year so special!


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