In the simplest way what I can say about the new Arya movie Ghajinikanth is that it is utter crap. Arya has done similar crap previously like that torturous VSOP. But this one is beyond that and there was never a movie in the recent past that made me scratch my head out of fury this hard. What director Santosh P Jayakumar has done is ridiculing a cliché along with insulting our intelligence.

Our hero’s name is Rajnikanth. He has a memory problem where he will get diverted into other topics and will forget what he was supposed to do. So the story here revolves around the love story of Rajnikanth who is called Ghajinikanth by his father. How he manages to marry his lover Vandhana despite the hurdles caused by his medical condition is the story of Ghajinikanth.

At the beginning of the movie itself hero lands up in a bad equation with heroine’s parent and then he falls in love with the heroine and now he has the trouble of convincing the parent that he is a good guy. From the times of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, this formula has been doing rounds in many industries. When it comes to Ghajinikanth, it is not just the repetitiveness that’s giving you an underwhelming vibe; there is also this huge load of nonsense that gets slapped on to your face and in my opinion that’s the director telling you that you don’t have a brain. If CS Amudhan watches this film he might feel that the industry has taken his spoof film seriously. By the end of the film we have our hero going through a heartbreak and crying like a child and seeing all the crap he has been doing till that point, I could only laugh at the film.

Santhosh P Jayakumar who has made sex comedies previously is still in the hangover of that and the only thing he makes sure here is that everything is ridiculously silly and idiotic. I would have happily accepted it as a nonsensical comedy if it wasn’t trying to make sense out of it by creating that climax. From DDLJ to Pulival Kalyanam, Santhosh P Jayakumar sort of destroys a lot of ideas that have been previously depicted neatly on screen. The amount of time the movie spends on pointless comedy tracks just to extend the length of the movie is like sentencing its viewer. Music isn’t that great and the songs are popping out senselessly. The cinematography is also pretty much on the being colorful side.

Arya is a talented actor but it is really sad to see him in these kinds of movies that just uses his chocolate boy image. His comedy style looks flawed and that whole heartbreak sequence was a display of pathetic acting. Sayyesha is slowly becoming the next Maida Mavu cute heroine aka Hansika of Tamil industry and much like Hansika the purpose assigned to the heroine here is pretty much an exhibition of glamour. Santhosh P Jayakumar has even created a song where he sort of forgot the fact that he is not making a sequel to his previous movies. Sampath Raj, Aadukalam Naren, Karunakaran, Kaali Venkat etc. are there in other roles. Because this movie was a tormenting experience, Sathish, and his counter dialogues were a big relief.

If you think Vaasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavange starring Arya was a time pass comedy, then this one will also fall in that category. For me that was unbearable and this one was beyond that. The hero in Ghajinikanth has this “ability” to forget things if he gets diverted to some other topic, so I will be watching a good movie to erase this one from my head.

Rating: 1/5

Final Thoughts

The hero in Ghajinikanth has this “ability” to forget things if he gets diverted to some other topic, so I will be watching a good movie to erase this one from my head.


Green: Recommended Content

Orange: The In-Between Ones

Red: Not Recommended


By Aswin Bharadwaj

Founder and editor of Lensmen Reviews.

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