Ghazini is undoubtedly the worst Amir Khan movie. The only difference between Ghazini and any B grade Tamil action movie is that the characters are not speaking Tamil. It is a 3 hour long mayhem of meaningless violence and utterly nonsense action drama. Watching Amir in this movie is as disappointing as watching Amitabh in chayanprash ad. Why Amir did such a movie is anybody’s guess. Did he want to prove that he can do anything that Sharukh and Salman can do, perhaps even better? Anybody who watched Sarfarosh will agree that without a 6 or 8 or 10 pack Amir can exhibit as much energy, courage and heroism as required to do justice to any action hero role. Ghazini is not even as good as the original English movie Memento which itself leaves the viewer totally clueless at the end. Memento had enough turns and twists and the script gave enough opportunity to show the helplessness of the protagonist. Ghazini is nowhere near. Taking about script, it is a wonder why a perfectionist like Amir took this movie with such a weak and meaningless script. Consider these goof ups in the script –
a) Sanjay Singhania is a billionaire business tycoon who flies to London in his own private jet to sign a deal. Sanjay did his MBA from Harvard, took up his father’s mobile phone business at his father’s death, gives interviews to media and yet nobody knows how he looks like
b) Kalpana after falsely posing as Sanjay’s girlfriend never tried to find out how Sanjay looks like. This in unbelievable in the age of world wide web.
c) Why Sanjay’s private secretary visited Kalpana nobody knows – oh yes Kalpana phoned airvoice and somebody mentioned about her 2 month rent or something like that. Of course CEO of airvoice will send his private secretary to get 2 month’s rent from somebody – this is quite natural isn’t it???
d) Sanjay’s secretary and some other dumb executives of his company (they were travelling in Mercs) saw Sanjay and Kalpana savoring on road side foods. They saw Sanjay and saluted …. My God which age are we living? Corporate executives greeting CEO with a salute!!!
e) Sanjay does not remember the faces of the villains who killed Kalpana, yet the movie starts with Sanjay killing one of them. How he found out the guy, the script does not even try to explain that.
There are numerous others big loopholes in the script. Surely Amir did not read this script. Lastly the villain, he reminds one of the 80s and early 90s villains. Hindi movies have grown up enough to show realistic villains.
Well an avid Amir fan I am, I will wait for the next movie from Amir with a hope that Ghazini is just an exception and Amir will go back to what he does best and not mimic Salman or Sunny.