Ghajinikanth’s teaser is quite refreshing and exactly as crazy as it sounds. It is a film about a character who is hugely influenced from Rajinikanth and tries to copy his mannerisms on the other hand he encounters a memory problem just like Suriya’s character in Ghajini. Film is comedy in the genre and merges both the ideas to it’s extreme. Film did not seem to have a definitive plot or structure of screenplay around it as it is largely character driven. Comedy in the film is encouraged by dialogues and nostalgia of scenes from the films of Rajinikanth and the scnes from Ghajini portrayed through the character played by Arya.
Ghajinikanth is a remake of 2015 hit Bhale Bhale Magadivoy which dappled into the similar theme and both the films have much in common. Arya’s character is hugely inspired by his father’s unconditional love for Rajinikanth and he has consumed only Rajini’s films since childhood as a part of his cultural learning. The character is introduced by some of Rajini’s most iconic scenes from Baasha and Thalapathy with dialogues being delivered with smouldering intensity. The film also stars Sayyeshaa, Karunakaran and Sathish in supporting roles.
Unlike Suriya’s character in Ghajini there is not a dramatic touch to Arya’s memory loss scenario but he starts to forge everything in 10 minutes and that becomes a very big issue for him to deal with even in his day to day life. Audience who likes Rajinikanth and the film Ghajini should expect a lot of iconic scenes to be recreated from the film in order to cash in on the legendary nostalgia. Film is mostly shot in Chennai except for a few songs in Thailand, first poster of the film had Arya standing in ethnic attire like Rajini in his 1988 blockbuster Dharmathin. Film was announced in November of 2017 and does not have a definite release date as of yet.