Rajinikanth (Arya) is an absent-minded youngster who easily forgets things. His father (Naren) arranges his marriage with Vandana (Sayyeshaa), the daughter of Sathyamurthy (Sampath).
However, Sathyamurthy decides to break the alliance after learning about Rajinikanth’s mental condition and warns him not to show up again.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth falls in love with Vandana without knowing that she is Sathyamurthy’s daughter. He creates a positive impression in her about him.
In their frequent meetings, Rajini keeps forgetting things, but manages to hide this shortcoming from Vandana by claiming he is a philanthropist.
In the meantime, a police inspector also falls in love with Vandana. The rest is all about how long can Rajinikanth continue with this facade, especially with Ajay, the cop who wants to marry Vandana, trying to expose him?
Let us congratulate director Santhosh P Jayakumar (of Hara Hara Mahadevaki and Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuthu fame) first for trying to make a film that can be watched with family.
Though there are some double meaning jokes in Ghajinikanth too, the film is targeted at family audiences and the director has won to an extent.
Arya, who rocked in comedy entertainer Boss Engira Baskaran, somehow struggles in Ghajinikanth. And the chemistry between him and Sayyeshaa fails to work. Naren, Uma Padmanaban, RJ Balaji and Sampath have performed well.
The film, a remake of Nani-starrer 2015 Telugu movie Bhale Bhale Magadivoi, works in parts thanks to comedy sequences. The director, despite dealing with a wafer-thin storyline that borders on predictable and boring, springs small surprises at regular interval.
But these things are not fully enough to sustain our interest. Had he focussed more on fine-tuning the script, Ghajinikanth could have emerged an unforgettable entertainer.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Ghajinikanth: Memory space
Produced By: KE Gnanavelraja
Music by : B