Was I sleep walking? Was I dreaming? Oh, no...
...I was Sanjay Singhania in Ghajini (2008)! And the dumb ethical cop (the one in the game, of course; I'm confident none of our cops are unethical ;) could not be offered the most generous gifts in exchange for some favors (life bana deta us ki), which made my life more difficult than I'd like. (If you think I'm serious, think again!) Lesson learned: It's tough toying with a memory clock that resets itself every few minutes (even when you're not a cop or politician).
Aside: And I even saw some really appealing posters outside the cinema that made me wish I could walk in and buy tickets to at least two films! (Click to enlarge -- see, I told you Aamir and Shah Rukh got along fine :)
Seriously, now. The U.S. release of the game was delayed, and a representative at Eros Entertainment was kind enough to call me after I ordered it the day it went on sale. It's not an easy game to get through, and requires more time than I can put into it to find the Dharmatma as efficiently as I would have when I was in middle/high school. But in the medium that mattered, he was found and taken care of, so I am in no rush :) For now, I am enjoying the wonderful depictions of the sets in the first ever 3D video game based on a Bollywood movie. The background score (A. R. Rahman) and voiceovers (Aamir Khan) alone make it well, well worth it all! If there's enough interest, I would consider a formal game review for it, but only after having gone through some serious dishoom dishoom, which I haven't gotten to yet.
Meanwhile, Ghajini continues to be immensely appreciated by the masses, and continues to break all sorts of records at the box office. Now, it's the first ever to go past Rs. 200 crore at the cinemas, and the biggest earner of all time in the domestic market, all within two weeks of its release!
And no matter how one looks at it, when a film runs to packed houses in its second and third weeks, following a humongous (best ever for any film) opening week, people are liking it.
Here's a thank you note from Aamir and a video of the latest success party, in which Aamir also has a few things to say of A. R. Rahman and the Golden Globe Awards. It's nice, I say, to have been on the A-Train since it left the station in 1988. To the right is a token of appreciation for getting this far in the post (picture source: IndiaFM). Have a great weekend, everyone!