Ramaswamy (Surya) suffers from short-term-memory-loss
(STML). His memory gets refreshes every 15 minutes.
He has very few clues about his past. He uses the aid
of Polaroid photographs and tattoos to identity people
around him and to perform the tasks. He looks out for
Lakshman (Predeep Rawat) who killed his lover Kalpana
(Asin). The remaining story of the film is about the
love track between lead pair and how Sanjay takes his
Surya is great in
this film. He is pretty romantic in the flashback episode.
His histrionics as victim of short-term memory loss
are of high standard. His body language is terrific.
Asin is excellent as naughty
girl with a heart for suffering people. She is so hilarious
in the scenes involving with Surya to the extent that
she overshadowed him. Nayana Tara
looks completely different in this film compared to
Chandramukhi. She had a nose ring and wore modern dresses.
Pradeep Rawat is adequate
as villain. Riaz Khan is competent as the cop.
- screenplay - direction: The concept of memory
loss, aid of Polaroid photographs and tattoos is inspired
by Hollywood flick 'Memento'. But the director has nicely
interwoven the flashbacks in interesting style. The
screenplay of the film is good. There is stylishness
in the taking by Murugadoss. He maintained an element
of suspense about the flashback of hero and he nicely
broke it up into three pieces and made them get revealed
through three people. However, he could have taken care
of second half as it turned out to be too serious sans
departments: Songs by Harris Jayaraj is good, though
the songs come like speed breakers to the narration
of the story. Background music is very effective. Cinematography
by RD Raja Sekhar is excellent with pleasing colors.
Dialogues by Shashank are good. Editing by Anthony is
slick. Fights by Kanal Kannan are good. There are few
scenes in the film that were reshot in order to get
some Telugu nativity. The dubbing of the film is done
First half of the film is very good with good establishment
of hero's character suffering from STML (Short Term
Memory Loss) and hilariously romantic sequences between
the lead pair. The second half of the film is serious
sans entertainment. There are certain lags towards the
climax of the film. The plus points of Ghazani are Murugadoss's
taking (direction & screenplay), Surya, Asin, cinematography
and music. The negative point is the lack of entertainment
in second half. This film would find a liking by the
urbane crowds. You may watch it.
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