Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ghajini Revisted

There are certain movies which are so good that you would like to watch them multiple times. However, there are certain movies which are on the other side of the spectrum. You find them so bad, so ridiculous that you want to watch it again and again. For me, Ghajini falls in that category. I must have seen Ghajini about 10 times and every time I find something different – something strange that I hadn’t noticed in my previous views. Maybe, it’s my bad gauging power. Maybe, just as some people get a new depth, a new meaning, a new interpretation each time they read Bhagwat Gita, I find newer thing each time I watch Ghajini. [Click here for my review of the movie]

In my last iteration I figured that the end background music of Ghajini has been picked up from the signature music of the good old Dooradarshan. Check it out for yourself.

Go to 7:09. I know it's a torture. You may let the buffering to happen and then directly go to 7:09

Now, compare that with the Doordarshan signature music below:

So, it's not that only the Anu Maliks and the Pritams get inspiration from other sources. Looking at this, somehow i feel that just 7 notes (saat sur) are not enough. How much can one innovate with just seven notes!


Mustaf November 3, 2009 at 10:25 PM  

That was quite unique finding, but only near tha 7.09 time frame na? after that i did not find similarity.. did you? and you right, how much can be made just out of 7 notes!!!:d

Sheetal Kamat November 4, 2009 at 1:17 AM  

I dont have headphones right now to check but if you are right you are playing it very subtley.. Is it because its A R Rehemaan.. :)

Tejaswy November 4, 2009 at 12:40 PM  

Too bad the muslim community in India declared a fatwa on it!!!!Tooo

Mustaf November 4, 2009 at 12:53 PM  

This is where the problem start and I don't held anyone responsible for it, too. No one decided that particular org to be our representative, may be i am ignorant abt history, but i dont know what they do, who they are & I certainly do not endorse their opinion. I was thinking of writing a post, but too tired, but still i shd write at least to try from ym side to clear the air as much as I can do :(

So it is not "muslim community" in whole declared this and accepts this

Lavanya November 4, 2009 at 5:22 PM  

You are *amazing*
I dint know Ghajini managed to drive you soo crazy :D

Sagar November 5, 2009 at 4:26 AM  

Nice obs.. but the similarity is just for a few seconds.

N yes, I agree with Lavanya.. Ur as obsessed about Ghajini as a Punjabi for his butter chicken!!

vamsi November 5, 2009 at 7:22 PM  

arey waah..kya baat hai??..gr8 man..u will make a good critic brother..:P U have analysed it so well...:)

Prashant Mehta November 6, 2009 at 9:41 PM  

Mustaf ji

Thanks! Neither did i find any similarity after 7:09. Had it been Anu Malik or Pritam, it would have been different - and probably i wouldn't have blogged on it. But since it was from Rahman, i thought i should post it. Perhaps, the similarity is a coincidence!

Prashant Mehta November 6, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

Sheetal ji

Did you check if it matches?

Tejaswy ji

I agree with what Mustaf ji mentioned below.

Lavanya ji

Ghajini has driven me crazy. Did you see the expression of the girl beside Jiah in the picture i posted?

Sagar ji

Yeah. it's just for a few seconds. We all agree with Lavanya!



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