Release Date: February 5, 2016
Cast: Sunny Deol, Narendra Jha, Soha Ali Khan, Om Puri
Director: Sunny Deol
Genre: Action, Drama
Duration: 2 hours 7 minutes
For a very long time, since the success of the original Ghayal released in 1990, Sunny Deol had always wanted to make a sequel, something on the lines of popular Hollywood movie series such as Lethal Weapon, Rocky, Rambo, etc. That dream has now come true with ‘Ghayal Once Again’, which sees Sunny Deol not only as the lead role, but also launching his directorial debut. Sunny has taken extra care to ensure the success of the movie, as can be seen from his decision to hire Hollywood’s much celebrated stunt coordinator, Dan Bradley, who has been associated with many acclaimed movies such as Independence Day, Spiderman series, Bourne series, Indiana Jones series, Quantum of Solace and MI-Ghost Protocol.
The story catches up on the life of Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol), who, after spending time is jail, is released and starts working as an investigative newspaper reporter. He soon becomes quite popular for bringing corrupt and criminal people to justice. The plot heats up when four college kids record a video that is proof of the alleged criminal activities perpetrated by shrewd businessman Bansal (Narendra Jha) and his accomplices. Hereon, the stage is set for nail-biting chase sequences and heavy-duty fist fights, as Sunny Paaji and his “dhai kilo ka haath” take on the system to deliver justice.
Ghayal Once Again scores much higher than its predecessor in terms of high-tension action sequences and use of technology to create a powerful visual impact. Most people in the movie have acted well including Sunny, Om, Soha and the teenagers. The movie also deserves credit from a directorial standpoint since this is Sunny Deol’s first movie as a director and the final outcome is quite good.
Go for this for some edge-of-the-seat entertainment, Sunny Paaji’s rustic charms and dialoguebaazi, and the pains and pleasures of vigilante revenge.