While the Ghajini Contest received mixed reviews, we have shortlisted 2 contestants who win hands down. Congratulations to Barun Patra and Krishnakanth Komanduri. You have each won a discount of Rs 150 to any movie of your choice. The winning entries:
Barun Patra- Now lets be frank.. Ghajini is an out and out action-formula movie.. but then that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Ghajini starts with a polished and suave Aamir romancing a bubbly Asin. Asin impresses a lot with her role. Credit must be given to her to have shared the screen with Aamir and come out on her own. The music could have been better but the song sequences have been well shot and choreographed. The movie is interlaced with action sequences with Aamir intent for revenge for Asin’s murder.
The action scenes are brute and reminds of the Bourne series and Daniel Craig genre of physical action. Aamir has really worked hard to develop the now famous 8 pack.
Aamir plays the role of a mental patient out for revenge really well. A few of his scenes have an hint of animal savagery hitherto unseen in Aamir.
Overall, a bit hyped but nevertheless a movie to be watched for Aamir’s sheer intensity and earnestness.
- Asin.. manages to stand out on her own despite the presence of Aamir.
- Nice presentation and narration
- Perhaps too much action
Overall rating: 3/5
Krishnakanth Komanduri- Ghajini is essentially a romance flick culminating into a revenge drama. Only externally sewed up with the memory loss syndrome which could have been the highlight, and even that isn’t sensibly justified in the script. The major flaw of the film is how Sanjay remembers Ghajini’s sidekicks and traces them from nowhere. Almost every scene seems to have been written to cover up the earlier penned scene. The length could surely have been trimmed for the extra runtime doesn’t add to the conviction like in Lagaan or Jodhaa Akbar. A R Rahman’s music is melodious and songs are choreographed with typical South Indian flamboyance. Strangely, the background theme sounds like Sare Jahaan Se Accha. Aamir is not bad but one expects more from the actor instead of Rajnikant style amplified-action sequences or anger bouts reminiscent of a hysterical Kamal Hassan from Abhay. Asin is pleasing and Jiah Khan is decent. Pradeep Rawat hams in the title role. If you are expecting an intelligent psychological suspense thriller, watch Memento. The story is Indianized but that’s the only redeeming factor for the director fails to exploit the psychological side of the story. If you are looking for an intense desi action masala watch the Tamil Ghajini. The Hindi version doesn’t show much difference other than trimming the twin villain from the original into a single baddie. By now we are prone to digesting the exaggerated action in South cinema. It would still take some time to accept Aamir Khan doing the same. Rather, the question in the first place is, would we ever want to accept Aamir in such an avatar?