Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. A song here and a song there-a villain who makes sure that there are enough fight scenes that leaves the audience awe-struck.
In the end the villain is beaten, love wins and the boy and girl live happily ever after. As Indians we love to watch a romantic movie. We love happy endings and we love it when the baddie is being beaten.
It is as if we from the real life we get transported into the reel life. We become a part of the movie and feel every emotion of the characters as they unfold. And that is why certain movies leave you pondering about them for ages and others make you smile whenever you talk of them.
Aamir Khan’s Ghajini leaves you suspended somewhere in between. So is it a love story? Yes. Does it have gore? Plenty. Does it have a happy ending? Now that’s a tough question to answer. In order to answer that one needs to go a little deeper.
What we have is a business tycoon who falls in love with a not so rich girl. He, of course, doesn’t tell her how rich he is. Sound familiar? Of course it does. What makes Ghajini so different from the run-of-the-mill movies is not the plot or the storyline. It is the sheer contrast in Aamir Khan’s character.
From a suited-booted tycoon to a maniacal man running on the roads, chasing goons and bashing them up as if he was born to do it is absolutely scintillating.
The fact that he supports the much talked about eight packs only adds to the credibility of him being a lean mean fighting machine. We love it when there is a fist fight.
Really guns have no role to play in Bollywood. After all our heroes for decades have won fights and hearts of the heroines definitely not by guns!
Aamir Khan’s Acting in Ghajini
Coming back to Ghajini or should I say Aamir Khan because the movie is after all about him. He has been able to strike a balance between the two characters that he plays-each so different from the other.
Each expression-love, anger, confusion and above all the intensity in his eyes for revenge keeps you spellbound. To say that it is one of his best performances till date would be putting it mildly.
So to answer the question if the movie has a happy ending-well how about watching the movie and judging it for yourself?
Love, as most people would agree, is not about who won but, whether love won.
Ghajini Cast: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan
Ghajini Genre: Action / Romance / Thriller / Suspense
Ghajini Director: A.R. Murugadoss