Ghajini (2008)

The plot of A.R. Murugadoss' Ghajini borrows heavily from Christopher Nolan's Memento. Sanjay (Aamir Khan) suffers from short-term memory loss. He spends his days attempting to take revenge on those responsible for the death of his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009
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Joe Leydon

An exuberantly excessive and unreasonably entertaining mash-up of musical-comedy romance, action-movie mayhem and psycho-thriller suspense.

Indu Mirani

Though Aamir Khan is earnest and competent as always, there are times when his eye rolling, head cocking, over-buffed look and ham acting can be really irritating.

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It's a tense and cleverly filmed thriller and it is also a piece of true-to-the-mould Bollywood.

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David Chute
L.A. Weekly

Aamir Khan, a teen idol in the early '90s turned dashing romantic leading man, has for several years been Bollywood's most exportable overachiever.

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Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK

As [Aamir Khan] explodes with grief and then just as quickly forgets it, it's touching, emotional, and all too believable. Think amnesia on steroids, via Lee Strasberg.

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Khalid Mohamed
Hindustan Times

Do you need to see so much gore splatter, savagery and base instincts?

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Nikhat Kazmi
The Times of India

All in all, Ghajini is a thoroughbred Bollywood film which celebrates the formula with panache.

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Itrath Syed
Georgia Straight

It's difficult to know what to make of the film's message. Memento was about the futility of revenge; Ghajini seems to construct vengeance as a healing, noble resolution to trauma.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's hard to look past that this is a gaudy ripoff of Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000), stealing the idea of short-term memory loss every 15 minutes."

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
May 18, 2009 Wonder why Aamir went for it. He mimicked Surya (original Ghajini's lead actor) for most of the part, which was something I never expected… More
Panta Oz
Ghajini (Hindi: गजनी) is a little bit different from the typical Bollywood movies. This psychological thriller very… More
Lady D'arbanville
Much more than just a Bollywood version of ?Memento?, it offers a much more in depth background story which builds nicely to a revenge plot. The occasionally… More
Nastassia Jagatsingh
Ghajini is Memento minus the mindfuck awesomeness plus the drama.
Caesar Mendez
Ghajini is a movie that instantly became a favorite of mine after watching it. While I'm certainly no expert in the drama genre, I will say this movie… More
Lesley N
3 hour Bollywood film., with your typical boy-girl-on-off romance bludgeoned into a Memento-lite plot, complete with roaring, bicep-flexing, bare-chested,… More

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