GHAJINI: A MATTER OF TASTE
You offer a non-vegetarian north indian (like myself!) a mutton masaala dosa with extra cheese and ham toppings…it will be eaten and licked till the last drop of masaala has been consumed…but give us a choice…nothing can beat a qorma,a biryaani, a butter chicken…
I loved Ghajini to the last frame. But something was missing...Ghajini himself! After watching this film I realise what a vaccum Amrish Puri has left behind. It was too much of Aamir Khan...Which is most welcome…especially when he is doing some kick-ass action…long time since he did such a film...the only Aamir film I remember, action genre is Baazi…again a fantastic film…Mutton Qorma with Sheermaal (roti).
The script is full of nice twist..cliché but gripping. And that’s where I give writer, director full marks…in a time where new ideas are king and budgets don’t matter(high or low)..Murgadoss picked up a nice different topic and handled it with full ‘cliché strategy’…a strategy which has been a trademark for so many great directors..from Manmohan Desai and Yash Chopra of the 70s and 80s to Rajkumar Santoshi and Abbas Mastaan of the 90s and 2000s. Full butterchicken with crips naan!
Asin was rocking..good heart, sweet smile, sexy but no show-off…someone you can lie and die for! Chilled phirni in a mud cup!
Anyone could have performed like Jiah Khan did…Saunf-elaichi...but not a Paan!
What didn’t happen the way it should have happened was the Zulm that the villian does to our protagonist! It was not enough! It was half gross…not completely! Again, because the villian’s character was not chalked out with the same enthusiasm as the hero’s.
Special effects jarred only one bit in the end. The climax was not as powerful as rest of the film. It was not a low but not very powerful either…the film just finished!
But having said all this…Gajini is a huge breather. Low budget films...close to life stories…an aam admi feel…past few months there’s been an overdose. Not that low bugdet, aam admi feel kind of films are boring or bad…just that with fiction you pay to watch a 70MM JHOOT! Gajini is JHOOT ON YOUR FACE!
PS: Ghajini is like Mutton Masaala Dosa with Extra Cheese and Ham toppings...Intersting! But, unfortunately, not everyone will eat it..not everyone will enjoy it!
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