Ghajini01.jpg” align=right vspace=5 hspace=5 border=0>As expected, the Madras High Court stayed yesterday’s order banning the release of Ghajini by Geetha Arts and the movie’s release will now go ahead as scheduled. “The order passed by the single judge on December 23 will be suspended, subject to the condition that the appellant shall deposit a sum of Rs 5 crore to the credit of the appeal on the file of this court,” stated the ruling. The case will now be resumed on January 6th.
First reviews suggest this is Aamir Khan’s most commercial film to date — a no-nonsense roller-coaster ride of action and revenge that lasts for over three hours but still leaves the audience breathless and wanting more. Aamir is the core movie, in almost every scene, towering above the script and his fellow performers. The film also stars Asin and Jiah Khan.
Ghajini is expected to break financial records all over the place, keeping its investors very happy indeed. It has already taken 1.5cr from advance bookings alone — twice the figure for Singh is Kinng — and took a further crore from the previews before general release. “We have seen 100% advance bookings for Ghajini and all tickets until Saturday are sold out,” says Sandeep Bhargava of the Indian Film Company, “This is unprecedented. Earlier this year, the advance bookings for Singh is Kinng was 80-85% and Golmaal Returns 75%.”
And yes, we hear that the ending is different to the Tamil version!