Director: A.R. Murugadoss
Stars: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan
Plot: A short-term memory loss patient sets out on his journey to avenge the death of his beloved girlfriend by Ghajini.
Suriya is also a fan of the Hindi remake. He mentioned that he wanted to have a similar physique as Aamir achieved for this film, but due to his busy schedule was unable to fully prepare for the film.
Aditya Pancholi was offered the role of Ghajini. Later Pradeep Singh Rawat who played the role in the original film took over the role.
Asin, Riyaz Khan and Pradeep Singh Rawat reprise their roles from the original movie. Also some of the extras artists and stunt players remained the same.
Konkona Sen Sharma was originally cast to play the part of Sunita but declined at the last moment. She was replaced by Jiah Khan.
South Indian actress Asin's debut movie in Hindi. Similarly Riyaz Khan who was a popular actor in Tamil and Malayalam films made his Hindi debut for this film.
During the production stages the marketing department released the tonsured wounded head shot of Aamir Khan's new appearance for the movie. That made many fans try the new hairstyle and named it as "the Ghajini cut". Some educational institutions banned that haircut.
Pradeep Rawat who played the role of Ghajini had worked with Aamir in Lagaan(2001) He played the role of the Sardar who joined Aamir's team to help them beat the British. However he mentioned that he was slightly annoyed that despite giving a great performance in the original film he was still asked to audition before being cast in the villainous role.
The song 'Gusarish' was filmed in the Southern African location of Skeleton Coast, Namibia
According to trainer Satyajit Chaurasia, Aamir Khan went on a four-hour workout regime for 13 months and followed a proportionate balanced diet containing 40 percent carbohydrates, 40 percent protein and 20 percent fat. Aamir would eat 16 egg whites through the day.
The shooting for the movie was stopped for a few weeks due to an accident caused to Aamir Khan while doing a fight sequence.
Actor Mohit Ahlawat, the star of James was attached to play the police inspector in the movie but was replaced by the original cast member Riyaz Khan at the last moment.
This movie was inspired by Memento(2000) directed by Christopher Nolan. The director A.R.Murugadoss has never seen the original film and wrote the script after he heard a short summary of the movie's plot from his friend.
The mobile phone number imprinted on Aamir Khan's body shown in the movie turned out to be a real phone number used by a woman in Bangalore. After the movie was released she got lots of calls and texts. Aamir Khan later personally apologized to her for the trouble he caused.
Asin reprises her role in the Hindi remake. It was Aamir Khan's strong decision Asin remained in the movie, the producers were not interested in casting South Indian actresses opposite Aamir. Their choice to play Kalpana was Priyanka Chopra. Later producers agreed to go with Aamir's choice.
Remake of Tamil film Ghajini(2005) directed by A.R.Murugadoss and starring Suriya and Asin.
Aamir personal trainer Satyajit was recommended to him by Saif Ali Khan. The trainer had previously auditioned with Aamir for a role in one of his movies. Aamir did not select him for the role but was impressed by his physique and advised him to open a gym. TSatyajit considers that to be the best advise given to him and is now a popular trainer for Bollywood stars.
Aamir khan released a promotional video where he gave exercising and dieting tips to acquire a great physique.
The climax was rewritten from the original Tamil movie to suit the Hindi audience. The director considers this ending to be far better than the original film.
As a child Jiah Khan's favorite actor was Aamir Khan and her favorite movie was Rangeela (1995) starring Aamir in the role of Munna.
Aamir was a bit hesitant to do the film. He suggested that Salman Khan was more suited for the lead role. It was star of the original film, Suriya who convinced him to do the movie.