They are the two engines of Bollywood driving the industry out of a slump. If Shahrukh with his Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi fueled in new josh to the industry Aamir's Ghajini has given the distributors tremendous confidence in their business. Comparisons between Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Ghajini was quite apparent and this time around Aamir has got one better that Shahrukh.
Shahrukh's fans would argue that its too early to compare Rab Ne.. to Ghajini but this time around even their hero acknowledged Aamir's performance which was flawless. Going by statistics Ghajini received a far better opening than Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi had received. The Aditya Chopra movie has done brisk business in the last two weeks but surely it does not match Shahrukh's performance in Chak De India or Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge..
Aamir Khan delivered the performance of a lifetime in Ghajini. If Taare Zameen Par showed Aamir's technical understanding of cinema Ghajini is a testimony of his unmatchable acting skills. If Taare Zameen Par showed his courage to venture into unknown territories, Ghajini proved he has not lost his foothold on the mainstream masala movies.
The effort that Aamir Khan put in behind this movie has finally paid off. Be it the stunning physique with eight pack abs that he made or the scarred hairstyle he sported, Aamir left no room for error. A startling fact about Aamir's movies are that even the die hard fans of his rival stars do not like to miss his movies.
The opening shot of a scarred Aamir killing one of the pawns of the villain was enough to drive the audience crazy. There was hooting and whistling all around for the next 15 minutes making it barely possible to hear the dialogues. Aamir was living the character of Sanjay Singhania in real time. The eyes and the facial expression said it all about revenge which was the main plot of the movie.
Even when it came to the heroines Asin scored over Anushka Sharma's performance in Rab Ne despite that fact that she was almost non existent in the second half of the movie. Although it's not fair to compare between the two superstars in two different movies going by the acting Aamir has definitely scored a point over Shahrukh this time around and lived upto the tag of a perfectionist actor.