‘Ghayal Once Again’ Movie Review
‘Ghayal Once Again’
Director: Sunny Deol
Cast: Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Om Puri, Shivam Patil, Aanchal Munjal, Rishabh Arora, Diana
Khan, Narendra Jha
Ghayal Once Again review
25 years later, ‘Ghayal Once Again’ attempts to continue the story from Sunny Deol’s big hit
‘Ghayal’. The intense and passionate ‘Ghayal’ had won many awards, which include the National
Award for Sunny. It would be safe to say ‘Ghayal Once Again’ is a worthy sequel.
Thankfully, Sunny or the film is not stuck in the time warp and the sequel is quite contemporary
and written to suit today’s times. The only things that stay intact are Sunny’s ‘dhai kilo ka haath’
that still throws multiple punches to make goons fly in air and his fight for injustice.
A far cry from the hotblooded Ajay Mehra of the original, today he is a tormented older man. His
mental state is fragile as his past keeps tormenting him and he is in need of medication, provided
by his doctor Riya (Soha Ali Khan) to keep himself sane. Among the few characters retained from
the original are ACP Joe D’Souza (Om Puri). D’Souza is retired and now is an RTI activist.
This time again, Ajay is out on a trip to avenge a loved one, murdered brutally by the wayward
son of an extremely influential businessman, Raj Bansal (Narendra Jha). But Ajay’s primary
concern is protecting four youngsters (Shivam Patil, Aanchal Munjal, Rishabh Arora and Diana
Khan) who have stumbled upon an evidence of the murder and Bansal is baying for their blood.
Even though the movie begins rather sluggishly, it soon picks up speed and soon enough you are
at the edge of the seat, with your heart beating harder. A long sequence which involves the four
kids being chased by foreign mercenaries hired by Bansal is very well executed and doesn’t let
your attention waver for even a second.
A sure treat for action junkies as captivating, edgeoftheseat action scenes (action coordinator
Dan Bradley) are cleverly designed to fit into various real locations of Mumbai. The one inside a
local train is gasp worthy.
Sunny Deol, as a director, does a better than decent job. He manages to keep the plot believable
and keep you involved in the goings on. His triumph is also in choosing the right cast and behind-
thescenes people. Good performances (especially by the four youngsters), crisp editing
(Chandan Arora), clever screenplay (which goes a bit over the board in the climax, though) and
dialogues tailored well to fit the screenplay works towards making this a good watch. Sunny Deol,
as the actor, is obviously no patch on the younger version but then again the story of this film
cleverly doesn’t portray him to be.
Only wish the climax was not so longwinded. Watch this one, even if you are not a Sunny Deol
fan. The action sequences are worth your ticket mon