Ghajini – What is Aamir Khan Smoking?

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There are just no limits to the bullshit our Bollywood stars spew.

Here’s the latest piece of nonsense. This time, it comes from none other than Aamir Khan himself.

As part of the publicity campaign for the release of his upcoming Ghajini (Hindi), Aamir Khan spun a fine yarn to the Hindustan Times when asked about Ghajini being a remake of Memento.

This is the tripe that Aamir Khan put forth:

Okay, why a remake of Memento?
Ghajini is not a remake of Memento, but of the Tamil film, Ghajini. And that wasn’t a remake of Memento either. I’ve seen both films. Nothing is similar, except the concept of short-term memory loss.

What is Aamir Khan smoking?

Folks, we have seen both Ghajini (Tamil) and Memento.

The Tamil version of Ghajini is nothing but an ugly copy of Memento. A lie repeated a thousand times does not become the truth.

And if the Hindi Ghajini is a remake of the stolen Tamil Ghajini, what does it make the Hindi version then?

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12 Responses to "Ghajini – What is Aamir Khan Smoking?"

  1. beni   December 22, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    I think i read somewhere that Murugadoss said he wrote ‘Ghajini’ after hearing the gist of the story of Memento and that he’s never actually seen it. Guess Aamir & Murugadoss are both lying.
    I don’t really care though, as long as it makes good watching. Responds:

    You write: I don’t really care though, as long as it makes good watching.

    Spoken like a true Indian.

  2. SRINIVAS   December 22, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    on a very serious note … i have a humble request …

    Limit your movie related observations to one or two articles at the most and maybe have some good ones relating to other issues ….

    How much can SI abuse ….how much can we keep reading ….and how many times can we keep saying the same things again and again ….

    You have a create a platform for a good debate or discussion and that cannot happen over movies even if its a masterpiece …

    there is a life beyond ..Tamil movies ..ajith ..bollywood etc .. Responds:

    You write: You have a create a platform for a good debate or discussion and that cannot happen over movies even if its a masterpiece …

    Will address other subjects too (India & U.S-focused but non-movie related).

    Be patient for a little while.

  3. mallukuttan   December 23, 2008 at 5:05 am

    First review by Taran adarsh…


    4 and a half stars out of five!!! Responds:

    Thanks for the link.

    Taran says there are minor similarities with Memento. Let’s see.

  4. neo   December 23, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Where did Tarun see the movie. The paid previews are goint to be on wednesday.

    Anyway amir can’t admit that he’s acting in a remake of a stolen movie even if he knows it. i think i will go for the new tom cruise movie before ghajini. Or better i will read a brad thor’s novel or a andy mcdernab.rather than going for any of these Responds:

    You write above: Where did Tarun see the movie.

    He probably watched it at a special screening for the media because some other reviewers in India also have the review.

  5. asdf963   December 23, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I think Billu Barber (remake of Kuselan) will turn out to be a bigger fiasco than the Ghajini fiasco. Thats a pretty good prediction, eh? Responds:

    You write above: I think Billu Barber (remake of Kuselan) will turn out to

    Hard to say because the schmucks in India usually lap up anything SRK, Aamir et al.

  6. beni   December 23, 2008 at 11:28 am

    Kuselan is a shoddy remake of a malayalam movie – ‘Katha Parayumbol’. Responds:

    Queen Anne is Dead.

  7. beni   December 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    well, asdf963 said Billoo Barber is a remake of Kuselan, its not – its a remake of Katha Parayumbol.

    When are you going to start watching/ reviewing malayalam movies? You really should – not the new ones, but ones from the eighties and nineties. I could recommend some. Responds:

    You write above: When are you going to start watching/ reviewing malayalam movies?

    Malayalam kurachi ariyum (know very little Malayalam).

    BTW, Netflix has a few Malayalam DVDs – Chemmeen, Bhavum, Aadhaaram, Vanaprastham, Sadharam, Bhoothakkannadi and Journey. Hopefully, they’ll have English subtitles.

  8. beni   December 23, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I guess Netflix has only arthouse & highbrow malayalam movies in stock. I’m only familiar with Vanaprastham & Chemmeen. Heard of Bhavum. These weren’t what i meant! Responds:

    We’ll start with what we have.

  9. navaraj   December 23, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Chemmeen is one beautiful movie. The move lingers in your mind for long after you have watched it. Bhoothakkannadi is another masterpiece.I haven’t watched the others.
    Be aware Malayalam films are real slow….half the movie may go in etching out the characters with nothing much really happening(no song/dance/fight)……its like reading a good book, the first few chapters are dead boring.Minute details,everyday happenings. Once you enter the plot,you realize all those boring details are an important part of the plot.
    Speaking about ‘katha parayumbol’, I watched ‘Kuselan’ first and then ‘katha parayumbol’. I hated Kuselan. One crap movie. Vadivelu’s comedy made me want to throw up. The only sane performance was of Pasupathy. As soon I reached home after the movie, I watched ‘Katha parayumbol’. It’s a nice movie. Sreenivasan has done a great job. Mammootty (instead of Rajnikant) is shown as a popular actor not a Super-Duper star who needs police protection round the clock.It was a more believable,realistic portrayal. Responds:

    We think Rajinikanth is a real smart fella. The guy knew his clownish, buffoonish antics would resonate best only in Tamil Nadu. Hence he dropped anchor there.

    Can you imagine Rajinikanth, Vadivelu, Ajith or Vijay having any chance of a livelihood outside Eelam a.k.a. Tamil Nadu?

  10. navaraj   December 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    oops!!! I submitted my previous comment before i completed it.Adding on to my previous comment, watch Meena’s performance in both the versions. In the malayalam version she portrays a much toned down version of her character in ‘Kuselan’. The Malayalam version is very subtle compared to the in-your-face approach in Tamil.Probably its because of the difference in the mentality of the audience.The songs in Kuselan are good(I hated the use ‘Super-star’ in every other song. Wonder why the tamil actors always need a tagline. Ultimate star Ajith,super-star Rajni,ulakanayakan Kamalhassan,ilayathalapathi Vijay,Save money-Live better Walmart???) but the songs in ‘katha parayumbol’ are more apt to the situation (no dance troupes and sets, no graphic dolphins in a lake). I love the song (specially for the lyrics) ‘Barbaram baalane’ from the movie. Responds:

    We liked the Save money-Live better Walmart???) part of your comment.

    BTW, Walmart still pays starvation wages. Until recently, many Walmart employees were dependent on Medicaid for healthcare.

    There must be a special place in hell for Sam Walton.

  11. mihi_rex   December 23, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    off topic. Hey I know a lot of readers recommended ‘Paruthiveeran.’ Well, you can watch it here:

    Please, do watch and review. 🙂

  12. halfMonkHalfHitman   December 24, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Taran Adarsh eh?
    Well I have lost confidence in his reviews after he gave 4 out of 5 for this movie. Check out which movie I am refering to 🙂

    Still will wait for SI’s review on Ghajini Responds:

    Here’s the Ghajini (Hindi) review.

    We skipped Karrrrzzz. Not sure if it made it to the U.S.

    BTW, we hope to start the Kannada reviews in January.

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