What went wrong with our Mr. Perfectionist? Ghajini as a movie is certainly not something one expects Aamir Khan to star in. Irrespective of the movie's box-office returns, for me it was a 3- hour torture watching a tattoed, bald pated, eight-pack abs Khan screaming and wanting to kill a man who doesn't even scare a rat with his looks. Was it too difficult to find a villain who looked a little more menacing?
Jiah Khan is another complete waste in the film. All she does is scream and dance. There were many more girls in tinsel-town who could have played her part with a lot more dedication and make it look convincing. Though Asin is being hailed as the new talent who has taken the industry by storm, personally I found her quite irritating. Barring the places where she had to put in serious expressions, she had been fooling around in the movie. Gone are the days when the audience wants to see a bubblu, happy-go-lucky heroine. It ended with Kajol and Preity. Give us the more mature girl anyday over the carefree species whop do not seem to know anything other than being 'innocent'.
Ghajini as a movie could have been cut short- specially the songs 'Lattu' and 'behka' could have been conveniently omitted. Rahman probably scored one of his worst compositions. the director should have restrained himself from bringing in the OTT acts that are so common and welcome in the south industry. Since Bollywood caters to a global audience, he should have reduced it down to an acceptable level.
The actions, the screams seemed unnecessarily loud. While Khan's effort at building his abs is commendable, the man should realise that action is not everyone's cup of tea. he is much better as the man wooing his lady-love. Since Ghajini was a rip-off from a south Indian film, extra care should have been taken in making it less gross.
Also it really seems surprising that a renowned industrialist would allow a common girl to spread rumours about him just because he has fallen in love with her. Equally amusing is the fact that the girl does not ever bother to check how the person -about whom she keeps spinning yarns- actually looks like.
All said and done, I can only term Ghajini as Aamir's mid-life crisis. Here's hoping that he will soon get over from it and resume making meaningful cinema.