Aamir Khan is also known as Mr. Perfectionist and he always portrays the characters in his movie to their skin. He is regarded by many as the best actor in Bollywood in terms of acitng. To add to that he only acts in a handful of movies and not more than one or two movies per year. That results in making an Aamir Khan movie nothing less than a festival and this year the release of Ghajini is a mega festival bundled with Christmas and New Year. The hype of the new Ghajini look of Aamir Khan is also very high and with more than 1100 prints Ghajini is almost sure to become a superhit.
However, apart from business does Ghajini also give all movie goers a worth of their money. Happily I can say that Aamir Khan has delivered the goods yet again. According to me this might be just one of his best acts till date. The movie has got a lot of violence but everybody knew it was an action flick and not the chocolate boy image of Aamir Khan. Many viewers are also saying that perhaps it is the best Bollywood movie in the past few years in terms of performance and storyline. The storyline is mostly the same as the Tamil Ghajini except for the climax but this Aamir version of Ghajini is just awesome. I am not saying about the tamil actor or his acting skills but Aamir Khan is a class apart as everybody knows. The movie is a revenge saga and the only small point that can be said is that it is a 3 hour long movie. But to tell the truth you cannot miss even a minute of the 3 hours as is expected from a Aamir Khan film. The screenplay and direction are excellent and director A. R. Murugadoss deserves accolades for sure. The music by A R Rehman is excellent as expected.
In the movie, Aamir Khan’s girlfriend Asin is violently murdered resulting in his memory loss. But Aamir tries to work around this short-term memory loss and avenge the murder of Asin. The storyline is not much different from the Tamil version except for the climax. Most people already knew the story long before the movie was released but it is the magic of Aamir Khan who can make a remake so exceptional. Aamir Khan is an actor par excellence and he has answered once again about the No. 1 actor in Bollywood through his acting. Ghajini is going to be superhit without even a tinge of doubt and if my predictions are right it might even become the biggest Bollywood grosser of all time. I would advice everybody to watch this movie without even a tinge of doubt. You will not only get the value of your money in this movie but a lot more than that.
I would give this movie a 4.5/5
I have been an ardent fan of Hollywood animation movies ranging from Shrek, Bee Movie, Madagascar and almost every big Hollywood animation movie. But the animation movies in India did not give me much hope for 3D animation movies in India but Jumbo has changed my view. Hanuman was a very good movie in terms of story but I would still not compare it to Hollywood animation movies because the quality of animation had a long way to go. I watched the Yashraj movie Roadside movie but it was much too Indianised and looked like they were trying to include Bollywood masala into an animation movie which was really pathetic. But Jumbo gives some sigh of relief.
Jumbo or Jaiveer is a baby elephant who dreams of following his missing father’s footsteps and becoming the royal elephant. He moves out in search of his missing father and meets with a female elephant (later his love interest in the movie), a messenger bird and a kindly elephant trainer. Then he becomes a war elephant and defends his kingdom against opponents.
Although it has taken a small step towards Hollywood animation movies, but it still seems to be directed to cater to an Indian audience which disappoints me a bit. I believe that animation movies much reach beyond boundaries and only then will they become popular. I have watched a lot of Hollywood animations and I do not remember any of them made specially attractive for western or US audience. I hope that in the next Bollywood animation venture it would be catering to a global audience but Jumbo is still a much better relief than the previous attempts by Bollywood in animation movies.
I would give this movie a rating of 2.5/5
Salman Khan was so impressed by Ghajini that he made paintings of Amir Khan’s Ghajini look and they were unveiled by Asin at Inox multiplex. Amir Khan and Salman Khan are known to be good friends and this paintings again proved the same.
Katrina Kaif has emerged as one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood. She has become the highest paid actress in Bollywood and she has given consecutive superhits in the last two years. She has emerged from being an actress who did not know hindi properly to the highest paid actress in Bollywood. She has delivered superhits like Namastey London, Partner, Welcome, Singh is King and has raced ahead of other actresses. Producers are ready to offer any sum of money to her for acting in their movies and she is even regarded as a lucky charm due to her consecutive superhits. Her chemistry with Akshay Kumar has resulted in both of them becoming superstars in such a short period of time.
Katrina Kaif would be dancing and performing in the famous J W Marriott Hotel on New Year’s Eve this year. She would be paid more than one crore rupees for this performance. Last year Bipasha Basu had performed on New Year’s Eve in the same hotel while Mallika Sherawat had perfomed the year before. Designer Rocky S would take care of her costumes for this performance while Bosco-Caeser will be choreographing the act. Katrina has once again proved that she is the highest paid let it be films or in stage performances. Good going Katrina!
Aishwarya Rai Bachan has been very successful as a Bollywood actress. She has also left her mark in a few Hollywood films and her career has always been marching ahead after she won the title of Miss World in 2004. She has been regarded and voted as one of the most beautiful women in the world. Aishwarya Rai has now got the title of sexiest eyes’ in US TV E!’s Sexiest Body Parts List. She has got this title ahead of Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox and Scarlett Johansson. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen walked away with the sexiest legs award while Jessica Biels butt has topped the list of E!’s sexiest bottom