Ghajini: Promo 1

Here's the first promo for Ghajini. More information on the film, and links to other related posts here. So by now, I'm really looking forward to the music, and the cinematography in the film releasing on December 25 will likely be worth looking forward to as well.

"Ghajini is not a copy of Memento. The concept of short term memory loss is the same and therefore so is the fact that the character writes things to remember them (on his body, on his walls, on paper etc.). The story and screenplay is totally different. You can hold me to this." -- Aamir Khan at his blog.

And thanks to fellow Aamirian Skorpionchik for this video:

PS: These CNN-IBN folks should read Aamir's blog! :)


Darshit said...

I just seen this on tv.
Its quite disapointing.
I expected a grand wide angle camerawork. This is quite Thanda.
And that 'southern' kinda action?!! Puhleeze...
Aamir is my god in films. But whts this?
Hope this won't sink like Mangal Pandey

ajnabi said...

This? Looks so cool. I have high hopes now; they better not let me down when I get to see it, like around Christmas 2009. LOL

Anonymous said...

Aamir has made a great body! The background music seems good.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Darshit: I see your point, but I rather like it. The only thing I didn't like as much was that red shirt, otherwise it works for me. But I am too easily pleased, so the direction of the action (or where its style originates from) doesn't bother me at all. I think it'll work out in the context of the film (Aamir's trailer rarely reveal much anyway, as you know).

Ghajini is his first film this decade that's almost entirely action/entertainer. It's not my favorite genre, but I am expecting a new benchmark for action films in Bollywood.

Interesting you note Mangal Pandey. I never understood why it didn't do as Mangal Pandey. I really liked it, and I fail to see what more it could've had that it didn't. Maybe it had more than it should've. I think we're just not very receptive to historic fiction; look at Jodhaa Akbar -- an excellent film that didn't get the response it deserved. Oh well, chalta rahega yeh sab kuch, let's keep our fingers crossed! :)

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Ajnabi: Great expectations for the film and the DVD release timeline! :) It's not an Aamir Khan Productions film, so Christmas 2009 will likely work out.

Hi Saurabh: He's looking very fit. And so are Asin and Jiah -- lovely. Should be fun!

Thank you all for your comments. Cheers!

Darshit said...

True u mentioned. Action entertainer is also not my kinda stuff too. May b thts th reason.
But as a semi-action movie, in Sarfarosh AAMIR ROCKED. In one of the best of him. So i m sure he won't disapoint.
I just read this-aamir and rehman workd till 27th night, to release promo on 28 th.
The whole piece of music is created exclusively for promo in four days by them.
Dedication is synonym of them.
Abt Mangal Pandey, it was good at its genre. It was a docu drama rather than a simple bolywood movie.
But publicity by yashraj was over the top so every1 was expecting another Lagaan. Which failed it.
Same hair style hype was also there at time of MP.
I remember, in heavily priced first day first show, people were screaming like hell to welcome the movie. Same audience were feeling bored after an hour. Mayb so much of english dialogues din't work for masses. But stil it workd 4 me. I m just worried bcause of hype and hoopla.

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Darshit: Sarfarosh (discussed here) was awesome, agreed! That's great to know Aamir and Rahman worked hard to get this out on Diwali. You might recall the film was scheduled to release on Diwali, but the injury sadly pushed it back some. Oh well.

I'm not a big fan of Yash Raj (especially not of late), although I really think, as you say, that in Mangal Pandey (discussed here), many were expecting another Lagaan, which is just never going to happen EVER! :)

By now, we are so used to the hype and hoopla for Aamir films. I say, let's enjoy it as fans of Aamir! He's delivered for long enough for us to trust his judgment. (Of course, this doesn't mean he's immune to unsuccessful films, that's part of life.) What say you?

Filmi Girl said...

OMG! Thank you for posting this - that trailer looks amazing! I love the vivid colors - and the camera work reminds me a little of "Saathiya." I cannot wait!

PS Did I hear that Aamir is in the US promoting TZP?

theBollywoodFan said...

Hi Filmi Girl: I really like the trailer for the reasons you mention (that Saathiya bit is right!). Should be fun, and stuff that deserves to be seen on the big screen.

The upcoming trailers will give us more, but even if we just go with these elements, I hope the video game (if there is one after all) does the film justice. Imagine controlling an Aamir running through that alley, or in the cave, or at the beach (and in those little huts, or whatever they're called), in the desert, all the spots for a great platform video game (broken down by level and setting) are there! :)

Did I hear that Aamir is in the US promoting TZP?

This is true! He's at an International Dyslexia Association event in Seattle and in L.A. next to meet with the Academy.