Ghajini, the Suriya starring psychological thriller has been considered as one of the path-breaking films of Tamil movie industry. The movie, which was released in 2005, had Asin Thottumkal and Nayantara in the female leads.
The project, which, was written and directed by AR Murugadoss, dealt with the concept of anterograde amnesia. Ghajini emerged as both a critical and commercial success, and was later remade into Bollywood under the same title, with Aamir Khan in the lead role.
Let us see who would fit into the characters of Ghajini, if it is made in Malayalam now....
Prithviraj As Sanjay Ramasamy
Prithviraj is the best choice for the role of Sanjay Ramasamy, essayed by Suriya in the original. The actor can perfectly fit into the character of a multi-millionaire who falls in love with a commoner and later avenges her death, despite his illness.
Keerthy Suresh As Kalpana
Keerthy Suresh's cute looks and matured acting skills makes her the perfect choice for the role of Kalpana, the bubbly, kind, middle-class girl. She can surely do justice to the role, which was well-portrayed by Asin Thottumkal in the original.
Anu Emmanuel As Chithra
Anu Emmanuel will be a good replacement for Nayantara in the role of Chithra, if the movie is remade in Malayalam. The actress is totally fit for the role of the medical student who helps Sanjay to find the murderer of Kalpana.
Chemban Vinod Jose As Ram & Lakshman
There is no other better choice other than Chemban Vinod Jose, for the roles of Ram and Lakshman, the twin villains of the movie. The actor can surely do justice to the roles, with both his rough and tough looks and brilliant acting skills.
Saiju Kurup As Police Inspector
Saiju Kurup is the best choice from the current slot of actors for this role. The character of the dedicated police officer, who investigates the murders done by Sanjay will be safe in his hands.
Ghajini was initially announced under the title Mirattal with Thala Ajith Kumar and Jyothika in the lead roles. But, Ajith backed out of the project citing creative differences. Later, Jyothika was replaced with Asin Thottumakal.
The team then offered the project to Madhavan, but the actor couldn't take up the project due to his other movie commitments. The team finally decided to rope in Suriya to essay the role of Sanjay Ramasamy.
Similarly, the role of Chithra was initially offered to Shriya Saran, but it later went to Nayantara. Ghajini won several awards and accolades, including 9 Tamilnadu State Film Awards and 4 Filmfare Awards South, of 2005.