Ghajini - External Reviews

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

That I didn't realize how my 3+ hours passed by is testimony to the fact that you can't take the love for masala out of this Indian. Even though I usually don't like this combination of spices I found myself enjoying most of Ghajini. The thriller succeeded in getting me anxious but the seasoning left a bad after-taste.



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41 reviewers have given Ghajini an average rating of 3.4/5.0 (?)

21 yays
6 nays
14 so-so

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Thumbs up by Lipika Varma, AOL INDIA ...Ravi Chandran's cinematography is excellent and AR Rahman's music is top-notch.... full review

Thumbs up by N K Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...If you can digest an overdose of physical violence, then Ghajini is a film you shouldn’t miss... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...Intelligent, violent and packed with a freshness that Hindi cinema hasn't seen in a long time is what Ghajini offers.... full review

So-So by Anand Vaishnav, Buzz18 ...This star driven, mega hyped action flick is an Aamir Khan vehicle from start to finish.... full review

Thumbs up by Deep, Deep's Home ...Amir Khan was superb.. award winning performance.. Asin did not have much to do but she was good at whatever she did…... full review

So-So ...most of the reason you enjoy Ghajini is how much you've been made to await for it... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...The action is slick, the fight sequences powerful, almost giving you a Jean Claude Van Damme impact.... full review

Thumbs down Hindustan Times’d like to give Ghajini a long-term memory loss... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Ghajini is an old-fashioned entertainer with a half-convincing plot, packed with enough gratuitous violence to qualify as a B-movie... full review

Thumbs up india today ...Imagine a South Indian movie made in Hong Kong by John Woo's disciples and you get close to the kind of mind-bending brutality unleashed in Ghajini.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...GHAJINI is not MEMENTO. There're minor similarities, but GHAJINI takes a completely different route to tell its story.... full review

So-So ...The film is good in bits and pieces. There are several loopholes in the film and scenes that leave many questions unanswered.... full review

So-So by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...Sadly gimmicks like 8-pack abs or trimmed hairline can't cover up loopholes of a flawed script.... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...Your first reaction after watching Ghajini is WOW What a movie!!... full review

So-So by pandu, indihot ...Ghajini's strength lies in its gripping screenplay.... full review

Thumbs down by Moksh Juneja, J.A.M ...The villain was not at all menacing enough and took the protagonist and his illness too much for granted... full review

So-So by Suda, Life Love and Logic ...Nothing special in story, slow, some typical Hindi/South movie type incidents, overdose of Aamir Khan... full review

So-So by Amit R Agarwal, merinews ...Pradeep Rawat as the antagonist Ghajini makes his presence felt.... full review

So-So by Sarita Tanwar, MiD DAY ...Director AR Murugadoss has done the unthinkable.... full review

Thumbs up Movie Talkies ...The film's USP is naturally Aamir Khan and quite deservedly so.... full review

Thumbs down by Mr. Inkenti, Mr. Inketis Weblog ...There is no point running down a massala film by comparing it with an English one, however inspired.... full review

Thumbs up ...After not so frutiful year, finally something fresh hits the screen to celebrate.... full review

Thumbs up ...Aamir - very few dialogues and very intense expressions - one of his finest... full review

So-So by Anupama Chopra, NDTV ...For Aamir, Ghajini is a 360 degree turn from the sensitive teacher he played in Taare Zameen Par.... full review

So-So by Arpana, Now ...The film brings back the popular theme of the '80s and early '90s - revenge, romance, action and thrill with a nice touch of humour.... full review

Thumbs up by Nita Jatar Kulkarni, Now ...Ghajini is a powerful movie, sucking you into the violent and disturbing world of a man terribly wronged... full review

Thumbs up by Ashok Nayak, Now ...the film has proved to be the biggest entertainer of the year... full review

So-So by Phoenixnu, Passion for Cinema ...i don’t remember a single song after it gets over….think it gels well with the concept of short term memory loss.... full review

So-So by Jehan Handa, Passion for Cinema ...The film will set new records and has the merits to emerge one of the biggest Hits of all times.... full review

Thumbs down by Subrat, Passion for Cinema ...Ghajini had so many layers that you need to watch it a few times to make sense.... full review

Thumbs up by Shruti Bhasin, Planet Bollywood ...It’s not a surprise to say that Ghajini ends 2008 on a very high note. One of the best films of the year and not to be missed.... full review

Thumbs up by Goher Iqbal Punn, Radio Sargam ...The movie is surely a gift for Christmas and it will undoubtedly inject sugary pleasures in the audience's hearts... full review

So-So by Raja Sen, Rediff ...The film itself is impressive in bits, with some terrific sequences, but the romance takes away its thunder.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...By now the whole world and their unborn children know Ghajini... full review

Thumbs down ...When Aamir Khan gets angry in Ghajini, it’s with the ugly intensity of a neanderthal;... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Ravi K Chandran’s first-rate camerawork aids the storytelling. Editing is masterful and, though tad long, the film unfolds efficiently.... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ...Ghajini is a thoroughbred Bollywood film which celebrates the formula with panache. Enjoy the unadulterated desi!... full review

Thumbs down by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...Overhyped, extremely loud and way, way overblown.... full review

So-So Urge to Fly ...The screenplay is full of glaring loopholes and scant regard for the audience's intelligence.... full review

Thumbs up ZEENEWS.COM ...Ghajini, a revenge saga, has a riveting storyline but adding to the plot is powerful treatment, mind-blowing performances and superb music.... full review