These r the first words that come to ur mind when u come out after watching Ghajini. Its AAMIR's movie all the way and deliver he does.
Juxtapose these 2 scenes
(i) The tycoon Aamir proposing to Asin in the bus. Calm, composed, cool. No overacting, no unnecessary expressions. You are blown by his humility. The way Aamir talks to his his staff before departing to London. Very cordial. No drama.
(ii) Aamir roaring and grunting in the climax when he sees the villain. His anger which he conveys through his eyes alone.
Now that's the range of acting that Aamir Khan shows in this complete entertainer of a movie. There's been so much talk about his 8 pack. So I desist to talk about it. Aamir had said in an interview that as an actor his body is one of his tools which he has used for his performance. Truly apt.
This movie is a complete masala entertainer with a good dose of all necessary ingredients - good humour, sweet love story, well picturised songs, mind numbing action and power packed performance. Just watch Aamir how he just launches himself on the police inspector and bashes him, how he literally roars and later saliva falling from his mouth in the climax, his expressions when he doesn't remember anything after bashing up the baddies. really out of this world Hair raising experience.
Asin makes a sweet and confident debut in Hindi films. The audience was actually laughing out loud at her antiques. She's here to stay.
Murugadoss brings in his team from the original and weaves in a different climax. Although 3 hours long, you never get time to even shoo off the fly sitting on your nose. He keeps u involved throughout with the love story and the action scenes smoothly woven into the narrative. The action is too good to be true. But they never announced that they r making the most realistic movie of the year, DID THEY?
Music and background score by Rehman adds immense VALUE to the film . In fact, the background score in some action scenes just rattles you. At the same time, in the love story, he uses his flautist very well. The over reaction of some people to the violence is just not done. If you see the movie keeping in mind the character's perspective and the masala nature of the movie, u will feel not complain.
All in all, Ghajini is a fultoo paisa vasool fare. And together with the marketing blietzkrieg that Aamir launched before the release, THIS MOVIE IS ON ITS WAY TO BE A RECORD BREAKER.
I m deducting 1 mark coz there's no message in the movie (which we nowadays expect from Aamir's movies) and for a few inconsequential loopholes.
My Rating :****