I found Ghajinikanth (2018) to be an enjoyable rom-com. Yes, it was a mindless comedy, but who cares when the film made you laugh in many places, Director Santhosh P. Jayakumar has succeeded on that front. Arya who did good comedy in Boss Engira Baskaran (2010) has not lived to that standard in this film, but the professional comedians Karunakaran, Sathish & Kali Venkat, cover it up quite well. In the last few weeks, this is the third film for Sayyeshaa Saigal, who is the star of the film, she impresses us with her appearance and dance performances, even though this only a cookie-cutter Kollywood heroine role. Aadukalam Naren and Uma Padmanabhan who come as the parents of Ghajinikanth (Arya) have given a good performance, especially in the scenes where Uma lies Naren to be her brother, the audience erupted in laughter.
The story can’t be any simpler. Rajnikanth (Arya) is a lab engineer, he is so forgetful (gets mind diverted as called in the film), that his friends and family call him Ghajinikanth. Because of this problem, he is unable to find a bride, until he sees Vandhana (Sayyeshaa Saigal) and falls in love with her. Vandhana misinterprets all his coverups as humane qualities and accepts his love. As always, Vandhana’s father has planned to get her wedded to his friends’ son, who becomes the villain.
I liked the climax, which was brief with a short fight-scene and the unexpected twist that precedes it.