Ghajinikanth Movie Review: A Comedy Turned Out To Be Stale
Ghajinikanth is a comedy film directed by P. Santhosh Jayakumar. The movie stars Arya, Sayyesha Saigal, and Mukul Rishi. The film releases today.
P. Santhosh Jayakumar was particularly famous for making sex comedies which were filled with dirty jokes, double-meaning dialogues and always getting an A certificate from the CBFC most of the time. But this time, the director has attempted a clean humor with his latest feature Ghajinikanth.
The story is of a man called Rajinikanth (Arya) who was christened when his parents were watching Rajini's film just moments before he was born. The Rajini happens to be a die-hard fan of Thalaivaa and starts suffering from short-time memory loss which ultimately earns him a nickname as Ghajinikanth which is a combination of Ghajini and Rajinikanth. The film actually happens to be the remake of Bhale Bhale Magadivoy which was released in Telugu in the year 2015. The original actually turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of that year and it had even won a lot of awards at various functions like the Filmfare and the National Award ones.
The chaos is further added when he falls in love with Vandhana (Sayyesha) and her father has a hatred for him just because of his condition. The main question is will he get the girl of his dreams amidst this confusion?
The plot seems alright and an applause for the director to attempt something out of his comfort zone, which is worth commendable but I feel that despite working hard, the desired element of the film is somewhat not shown in the film. No doubt, the story is good but it is not projected properly on the screen.
Overall, I feel that the director has to go back to his usual sex comedies which have been faring well since the recent years. I would advise you to watch the original which was much better and funnier as this one is totally forgetful.
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19 March 2019