Verdict:  Arya’s Ghajinikanth is an out-and-out laugh riot.

Written and directed by Santhosh P. Jayakumar, Ghajinikanth is a comedy film in which the director has tried a different approach than his usual adult comedies. The movie is produced by K. E. Gnanavel Raja under the banner Studio Green. It stars Arya and Sayyeshaa Saigal in the lead roles along with Sathish, Karunakaran, Mottai Rajendran, and Sampath Raj, who make the movie laugh-worthy. Ghajinikanth is the remake of the Telugu film Bhale Bhale Magadivoy and focusses on a man with a peculiar memory issue.

What’s Ghajinikanth About:

The story revolves around Rajnikanth (Arya), the son of an ardent Superstar fan, who incidentally is born inside a cinema hall while his parents are watching Thalaivar’s Dharmathin Thalaivan. Just like Rajini’s character in the movie, our hero also has memory issues with his mind diverting from things easily. Because of his forgetfulness, he often gets into trouble and his friends (played by Karunakaran and Sathish) always come to his rescue. Rajinikanth, nicknamed as Ghajinikanth by his friends, meets Vandhana (Sayyeshaa) and its love at first sight. She falls for him too but he eventually finds out that Vandhana is the daughter of Satyamoorthy (Sampath), who already rejected Rajini’s marriage proposal because of his forgetfulness. Some funny incidents involving quite a few twists and turns and comical situations make up the rest of the movie.

What Works:

Arya’s innocent yet comical expressions are a treat to watch. Sathish complements him with excellent comic timing. The music and background score by Balamurali Balu are decent and make the movie peppy. The movie is brimming with references to various movie dialogues and posters, making Ghajinikanth a fun watch for ardent movie fans. Overall, the film is quite entertaining and moves at the right pace.

What Could’ve Been Better:

The dialogues of the movie make you laugh for most parts, but comments on dark-skinned kids, the homeless, and average-looking women could have been avoided. Towards the end, the movie also becomes highly predictable. The villain is not strong enough to make an impact, especially in the climax action sequence. Even Sayyeshaa could have been given a meatier role than just being an element for romance.

Why You Should Watch:

Ghajinikanth is about fun, laughter, and entertainment. Unlike other movies by the director, this one can be thoroughly enjoyed with the family as well. Arya is back in form with excellent comedy. Go watch it for some mindful laughter.