Yes Ghajini is Releasing.   
Dec,24,2008
 

Ghajini is finally releasing as per schedule on 25th Dec, and some theatres are having paid previews this evening.

The last 24 hours have been most traumatic. In fact yesterday I had written a post which I was just about to uplink when I heard about the problem, and then I didn't post it. Am putting it below. Am emotionally totally drained. Just going to wait for your response now.

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Prenatal Depression.

Just before any of my films release I go into pendulum mode. One sec I feel very optimistic about the film and the next Iím sure no oneís going to like it. I lose my smile my appetite, my sleep. On the whole I am listless and walk around like a zombie. VVC (Vidhu Vinod Chopra), who was talking to me yesterday, accurately described it as Prenatal Depression. The film is about to be delivered and will be out of our systems so to speak. Then it will have a life of its own which we have absolutely no control over.

Sigh. It too tough, making films.

All the 2 years of planning, preparation, creative discussions, the struggle to shoot the film and the sleepless nights of post production ultimately culminate in a 3 hour experience in the darkness of a cinema hall.

This time around it is a remake of a Tamil film so I am especially anxious. Ghajini was a huge success in the South and Surya had done an excellent job in the original. I hope that I have been able to do justice to the film. Am especially awaiting Suryaís response as he was the one who went out of his way to convince me that I suit the role.

Am guilty of not being able to read the responses for my last post this time around, as I have been just too busy. In fact the last couple weeks have been too hectic and as a result of the exhaustion and excitement Iím down with fever so am lying in bed as I write this.
While the film releases on the 25th all over I believe in some Cinemas it actually opens for Paid Previews on the evening of 24th. So I will be eagerly awaiting your response 24th evening onwards. Wont miss a single post.

At this time, irrespective of the fate of the film, I want to acknowledge and introduce to you the various people who have worked behind the scenes on this film. The presenter Arvind Garu, who has been a great support to the entire team and has had complete faith in Murgadoss and his abilities. Also a man of great wisdom and maturity. Both Tagore Madhu and Madhu Mantena who have worked tirelessly to bring the film onto screen in the best possible way. Each with their individual strengths have been the best producers that this film could have ever asked for or got. Ravi K Chandran who has taken the film to another level with his visual excellence. Rasul who has impressed me the most with his amazing sound design. He has been among the most committed technicians I have ever worked with. The kind of detail and layering I have seen him get into is truly heartwarming, and the pains he has taken to satisfy the director are inspiring for any film person. Anthony who has truly astounded me with his editing abilities and has been a learning experience to work with. Peter Hines who has shocked me with his mad energy and acute understanding of the character and situation when he is composing for action. Stunt Shiva, who stepped in when Peter was unable to be with us because of the change in schedule because of my injury, worked with an enthusiasm unseen in clash work. Sunil, who quietly and tirelessly went about his work in Production Design to give the film the unique look that it requires. Arjun and Avan who has never failed to satisfy me in my endeavor to look the character. Rahul Nanda, who has managed to capture the pain and romance of the film in one single image. Anup Dev, who has patiently and with a lot of care given the final touches to the film. Piyush Misra, who handled the tough job of adapting the dialogues into Hindi. Nabeel Abbas, whose advice into the promotions and marketing of the film as a consultant were extremely helpful. Shilpa and Prabhat, who are extremely insightful and acute with their expertise in promotion have taken the film to the heights that it deserves. Priti and Aman, whose marketing abilities have given the film the scale and depth that it deserves. And lastly and most importantly Murugadoss. To make a film is very difficult, to make a film which connects with the audience is even more difficult, and to REMAKE a film which has connected big time with an audience with the same enthusiasm is most rare. Working with fresh enthusiasm, crystal clear thinking and an almost childlike excitement Murugadoss has breathed like into the film. He is an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with. How much I have learnt from him.

At the risk of sounding very presumptuous and patronizing I humbly thank all of you for the great time you gave me.

And now the time to test the pudding has arrived.

Cheers.

 
Posted by Aamir Khan at 06:09 PM 7531 Comments  Post Comment
 
 
7531 Comments
 
7501.warlock_handler
Posted on May,13,2009 at 03:46 PM
hey aamir.. i am know i am a little late at posting a "Great movie" comment... but nevertheless it was really good... and also the song Gujarish... i keep playing it on my guitar very similar to the actual song.. and yes i must say... i do catch many girl's attention.. :D heheh thnx a lot for the movie

 
7500.Dee24
Posted on May,12,2009 at 11:59 PM
I never stopped hearing about your movie Ghajini and your super performance during my trip to Dubai in February... You had an ardent fan there, someone whose house you visited too... Dun wanna take names here..

 
7499.rajkumar12b
Posted on May,11,2009 at 09:09 PM
hello sir , u dint talk a word about rahman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! am crying..he also stood as a pillar 2 ur movie..rahman rock aamir!!! u mentioned all of them except rahman sir!!! bad!!!!!

rajkumararch@gmail.com

 
7498.sujit97
Posted on May,05,2009 at 02:40 PM
Aamir sir, im your big time fan.
i just logged in at this site. i will like to say something about ur ghajini.
sir it was a superb movie. i had watched tamil ghajini several times. though the casting and all were great but there were many flaws in it including the almost impossible fight scenes.
i liked ur GHAJINI very much. u put up a superb acting n yeah the aggression in ur face was really spine chilling. superb acting sir . and all the flaws were also edited to perfection in this version.
but sir there was one falw i feel to point out. in the last fight sequence the way u entirely twisted a villain. that was wierd. was it a tease to the tamil version . coz it ws really funny rather than something serious. please avoid such things sir.
otherwise the entire thing was one heck of a movie. u rock. u r a true perfectionist sir . u deserve that title.

 
7497.gkodaja
Posted on May,03,2009 at 08:57 AM
Awesome movie.. eventhough remake.. it was too good

 
7496.chicklet
Posted on Apr,30,2009 at 12:32 PM
Ghajini was absolutely amazing. I love your versatility as an actor and this film really brought that through for me!

Also, you always have that smoldering gaze in every movie regardless of the nature of your character, which is...breathtaking.

What would be interesting to know, though, is how you reply to hate mail...that is, if you address haters at all?

I only ask because, let's face it, everybody's got haters, despite (or esp. due to) the iconic status.

Anywho, hope you're getting some much-needed R & R!

 
7495.naina1979
Posted on Apr,20,2009 at 01:51 PM
Dear Sir,
It's about 'Ghajini'. When the movie was released i when to the cinema excitedly to watch it. Sadly i've been told that the movie show has been delayed, undated + unstated. 2nd time i go a week after they have giving me the same reason. Frustrated, i just wait for the DVD released. Fortunately my long wait paid with a great/superb movie. I CAN'T SLEEP FOR 2 DAYS AFTER 5X WATCHING IT IN 1 DAY. THINKING A LOT ABOUT IT & I'LL CRY, CRY & CRY....Oh god, (same thing happen to me when i watch "Dil chahta Hai") Shame...then i realised how the movie n ur character really effect me. 100% credit for you. U just life up the character. We cannot find 'Amir Khan' in it. It's only "Sanjay Singhania". Congratulation sir!

 
7494.RaNe
Posted on Apr,20,2009 at 11:49 AM
i hve watched Ghajini like Twenty times!! lol. Well i was kinda of late to watch it though it cam to Australia in the cinama's a long time ago. Jst to say this film has made me lov u even more my mum is fed up since i ask her so many questions about u. I am cathin up on ur films but i think i hve some sort of disorda watching ur films 100 times!!! Well i hpe the puddin was gud!!!!

xx

Anamika

 
7493.arena
Posted on Apr,17,2009 at 07:24 AM
today..i watched ghajini again...for the 10th time...omg..i'm havin issues with my family coz i cant stop watchin u..how can you do it so brilliantly??
its so hard to believe that its the real amir khan behing this blog..i swear to god..ur my biggest inspiration..i love movies because of u..ur the one who makes me go to the theatre and spend money...i dont regret it though..when are your other movies comin out???
please make it fast...(:
lov you

pari

 
7492.beckbeyonce
Posted on Apr,15,2009 at 09:51 AM
need not to worry, I don't know you but I loved the film.. u' r a great actor... sexy and full of charm.. u remind of a hollywood actor..hmmm.. ^_^ in fairness, the leading lady is also beautiful... anyways, Indians are known for their beautiful physique...

 
 
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