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Ghajini-Questioning Your Intelligence



I am suffering from short term memory loss I’ve completely forgotten what happened in last three hours, I am still regarding Aamir khan as the most cinematically intelligent actor who believes in good cinema. His record speaks for him- Acted ,produced and directed TZP, acted in RDB, DCH,Mangal Pandey, Sarfarosh etc,and who can forget Lagaan. But all the posters of Ghajini, all the reviews and all the promos of Ghajini are constantly reminding me of the pain and agony I endured when I watched Ghajini.

Movie starts with Jiah Khan discussing Aamir’s short term memory loss disease with a Doctor, Woosh Woosh Aamir’s entry  he beats the hell out of the bad guy Woosh Woosh bad guy retaliates Woosh Woosh Aamir takes a tap out from the washbasin and shoves it in the bad guy’s stomach. At this moment I half expected Aamir to open the tap and let the bad guy’s blood on the floor, but it did not happen. Aamir walks off the crime scene unscathed, unperturbed, don’t ask me how. Dead Body is discovered and a MAVERICK police Inspector visits the crime scene who swears to find the killer in 48 hours. He searches for evidence and after a thorough search of crime scene he finds the ALL IMPORTANT EVIDENCE ,a local bus ticket. Meanwhile Aamir comes back to his lair Woosh Woosh and dozes off. His house is filled with graffiti all over the walls because it reminds him of his aim. Aamir wakes up Woosh Woosh goes to bathroom looking confused Woosh Woosh takes his shirt off Woosh Woosh sees tattoos remembers everything and screams Woosh Woosh.

NOTE:Woosh Woosh here is nothing but the sound effects we here when the camera comes into focus or operates in multiple frames.

The MAVERICK inspector traces the bus ticket back to Aamir and goes to catch him. Aamir gets readyWoosh Woosh and boards the bus. MAVERICK misses him but chases the bus, he runs faster than the bus and suddenly himself becomes the bus. Oops sorry too much imagination!! He catches the bus BUT Toinks! Aamir is not there. Aamir goes to his Doctor meets Jiah Khan comes back to his house and works on a plan to find and kill Ghajini. MAVERICK finds Aamir and comes to his flat creeps up from behind and hits Aamir on the head ties him and searches for evidence. He finds a diary which tells him that Aamir was once a very handsome business tycoon who folded sleeves of his half shirts and loved a struggling model. Aamir’s lovelife comes into focus how he fell in love with the do-gooder, messiah of the poor and the disabled ASIN. Love comes into picture by mistaken identities and what follows is THE GREAT LOVE STORY OF Aamir and Asin spiced with two songs. Which I think were described WORD TO WORD and STEP TO STEP in the diary. MAVERICK then finds the other diary, but Aamir is back to his senses, breaks his bonds and beats the hell out of MAVERICK. Aamir then finds Ghajini in Jiah Khan’s college function and tries to kill him but kills one of Ghajini’s men.

TRIVIA:The stage of Jiah khan’s college had the property of transforming itself into big Hi-tech dance floor whenever Jiah Khan performed on it.

Jiah Khan visits Aamir’s house rescues MAVERICK is chased by Aamir but escapes, goes to Ghajini tells him Aamir is after him. Meanwhile, MAVERICK is  dead in a road accident when chased by Aamir and Ghajini is killing all his enemies. Woosh Woosh Ghajini goes to kill Aamir Woosh Woosh Aamir goes to kill Ghajini. Phone rings in Ghajini’s house Aamir picks it up Jiah is on the phone and Aamir knows that Jiah has betrayed him. He goes to Jiah’s hostel instead climbs three stories of pipe and tries to kill Jiah through the window. Jiah gets him caught. In police station police calls all the numbers tattooed on Aamir’s body to identify him. They call Ghajini who comes to Police Station. Aamir is bailed by his manager. Ghajini decides that killing Aamir would not be ‘SAFE’, so he wipes all Aamir’s memory out by destroying his photographs and other notes and wiping out his Tattoos. Making Aamir ‘JUST LIKE A VEGETABLE’  in words of The GREAT GHAJINI.

Meanwhile Jiah Khan reads Aamir’s diaries and discovers that Asin had sacrificed her Ambassador for LOVE which solidifies Asin’s claim for Goddess of love and sacrifice. Jiah strives for more truth as diary was incomplete we come to know how Asin became Savior of the girls in a KIDNEY RACKET due to which Ghajini kills her and leaves Aamir with a scar. Yeah! Ghajini was involved in it don’t you already know that Ghajini is the quintessential villian. Jiah realises her mistakes goes to Aamir brings his memory back takes him to Ghajini’s lair on her MAGNIFICENT SCOOTY.

After that Aamir is Juggernaut Woosh Woosh bashing up goons , throwing men 20 feet away, making heads turn 360 degrees with one punch(literally) and in the process not getting hurt. Ghajini manages to hold him off a wee-bit by putting an iron bar in his stomach, but power of love propels Aamir into killing Ghajini. Aamir grows hair becomes sober opens an orphanage and lives on and on and on…….. and yes no police case for all the bashing.

TRIVIA: Local mobsters in Mumbai doon’t even carry a local pistol let alone an AK-47.

I think it was three months ago when Aamir announced that Ghajini is totally different from Memento (I have not seen tamil Ghajini), I was very relieved. But now I think that he should have copied Memento at least the movie would have been good.

So, don’t remember Dec 25 and don’t forgive Aamir Khan.


December 29, 2008 Posted by | Movie Reviews, Movies | 1 Comment