Medical student, Sunita, is driven by curiosity to study the case of Sanjay Singhania, who is afflicted with short-term memory loss. She runs into him, befriends him, and finds out that he is out to kill a seemingly benevolent citizen, Ghajini Dharmatma. After warning the latter of the impending danger, she subsequently comes across a number of diaries written by Sanjay and attempts to put together a jigsaw puzzle as to how a successful and wealthy businessman became a crazed recluse, who re-lives his past through tattoos on his body, notes and Polaroid photographs on the wall of his Hiranandani Complex flat, and his sole obsession of carrying out his deadly mission - little knowing that Ghajini and his goons are out to erase every bit of evidence he has gathered and thus ensure that he ends up remembering nothing.
24 December 2008 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $766,859,
28 December 2008
Gross USA: $2,430,627
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $38,316,584
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In the end fight scene when Sanjay hits a man, he falls normally but in the next scene his head is rotated. See more
The film is named after the villain. See more
Three cuts were made before the film was granted a U/A (parental guidance) rating from the censors. These included:
- A man hits Asin with a rod twice, this was cut by 50%
- Aamir Khan breaks a baddie's neck, the scene was cut by 50%
- Aamir hits a villain with a tap and when the knob of the tap pierces the baddie's stomach, blood starts dripping from the tap.
Referenced in The Bride of Humpty Sharma
Behka Main Behka
Lyrics by Prasoon Joshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Karthik
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