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Ghajinikanth Tamil Movie Review, Rating

- 1.5/5
Ghajinikanth Tamil Movie Review, Rating ఈ సినిమా రివ్యూ ను తెలుగులో చదవండి

What Is Good

  • Cinematography
  • Few comedies

What Is Bad

  • Arya is a Misfit
  • Songs
  • Sayyesha's Character
  • Slow Paced
  • Forced Humor
  • Screenplay
Bottom Line: Poor screenplay and flat comedy result in another failure for Arya.


After almost 10 flops since his last blockbuster Raja Rani in 2013, handsome hero Arya has returned on screen, joining hands with so called adult comedy director Santhosh Jayakumar of Hara Hara Mahadevaki and Iruttu arayil murattu kuthu fame to deliver Ghajinikanth. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Ghajinikanth review.

Rajnikanth (Arya) born in a theatre during a Rajnikanth movie Dharmathin thalaivan gets a similar condition from that Movie, as he forgets things. His condition lands him in troubles many a times, including a marriage match rejected by Sampath, but fate leads to Rajinikanth falling in love with vandhana (Sayyeshaa), who happens to be Sampath's daughter. Was Rajnikanth able to hide his memory loss condition and marry vandhana is what Ghajinikanth is all about.

Star Performance

Arya is his usual cool self and as the guy with memory loss, Is apt, and his body language is perfect, except for the emotional sequence in the end. Sayyeshaa is pretty and that's it, as she does nothing other than romancing Arya. Sampath is perfectly cast, while Satish and Karunakaran evoke laughter occasionally. Mukul Dev looks like a loud caricature.

Techinical Team

Balamurali Balu's background score is loud and jarring while none of his songs pass the muster. Bally's cinematography is adequate while Prasanna GK's editing is poor, as the second half drags big time. Santhosh Jayakumar who had earlier directed hit movies iruttu arayil murattu kuthu and Hara Hara Mahadevaki which were marketed using their B Grade/ adult content and made in a crass manners, has come up this time with the remake of Telugu family entertainer Bhale bhale magadivoy.

However the director's pathetic making proves that his initial success was purely because of the titillating content and vulgar/double meaning dialogues and glam, and not on directorial abilities. 


Santhosh Jayakumar's screenplay is no match for Maruthi's original as his first half moves at a decent pace with few laughs while his second half drags big time with uninteresting scenes and flat comedy track. Sayyeshaa is a mere eye-candy and is unimpressed while Arya gives a deadpan expression throughout. On the other hand even the one-liners by Satish and Karunakaran fall flat as they're poorly written exposing the director's inability to write clean comedy.

The second half of Ghajinikanth is pathetic with Mukul Dev and Arya continuously troubling audience with their deadpan expressions and with poor song placements and an incoherent screenplay adding to the woes, Ghajinikanth ends up as a pathetic remake of a fun entertainer. All said, Ghajinikanth is yet another disaster for Arya and proves Santhosh Jayakumar is apt only for adult content flicks.

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 988
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