Monday, January 29, 2007

Murugadoss, Aamir and Rahman eventually come together

After contemplations aplenty the fate of Hindi remake of Ghajini has been decided. The movie was never in any trouble but there were lengthy discussions, and debates before the rough look of the team that would actualize the movie was finalized. As it has turned out, the discussions came full circle.

Aamir Khan

The initial talk was that A.R.Murugadoss, the director of the Tamil original would be directing the movie with the mercurial Aamir Khan in the lead and Asin making her debut in Bollywood. The things took their first turn when Aamir Khan was rumored to be in discussion with Mani Ratnam for Lajjo, a replacement for Aamir was required; now that is not something that is easy to find. Then came the news that Priyanka Chopra was all set to replace Asin. Finally came the biggest twist. Director A.R.Murugadoss was reported to be on his way out of the project due to his very limited understanding of Hindi. A prominent director from Bollywood was touted to be the replacement.

With names being thrown around, no one had any clue as to what the movie will look like. But as said earlier, things have come full circle. The discussions have ended where they had begun. After contemplating on all the possible names, the concerned people seem to have settled for A.R.Murugadoss as the director. With Aamir Khan’s dates being available there was no need to look anywhere else.

So that is how the movie will look like; A.R.Murugadoss calling the shots and Aamir enacting Sanjay Ramaswamy. Other details including the female lead have not yet been decided. Let’s hope that even this one bounces back to the point where it all began and we get to see Asin play Kalpana once again.

Shooting for the movie is all set to begin by the end of March. Of course, the music; that will be scored by none other than the wizard A.R.Rahman. Certainly something to watch out for.