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Review: 'Ghayal Once Again' misses real Ajay Mehra, but Sunny Deol's fans may still like it!
Admired for delivering power-packed punches and loaded dialogues, the much-loved actor Sunny Deol is back once again to entertain his fans with his youth-oriented flick 'Ghayal Once Again'. Produced by father Dharmendra, Sunny himself has directed the sequel of 1990's cult film 'Ghayal'. The earlier film had earned the actor his first National Award then.

Apart from Sunny Deol, 'Ghayal Once Again' that hit the theatres today, also stars Soha Ali Khan, Tisca Chopra, Om Puri and child actor Ruhanika Dhawan from hit TV show 'Yeh Hai Mohabbatein'.

Cast: Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Tisca Chopra, Om Puri, Murli Sharma

Director: Sunny Deol

Genre: Action Drama

Duration: 2 Hours 6 minutes

IMDb Rating: 8.6

The actor-turned-director Sunny Deol has returned to the big screen after a long gap. But, he is no more the same agressive Ajay Mehra as he was in the first segment. The best part of the sequel is, it exactly starts from where the first part ended. The flashbacks is used quite well to connect both the films with each other.

The film takes too much time in setting up the stage as it has too many characters. However, action sequences that comes later in the film, uniqueness in its plot and different story line are the soul of the movie.

After two decades, Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) who was imprisioned for killing Balwant Rai and his men has served his jail term now. Currently, Mehra is suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and runs a media firm named Satyakam that enjoys high morality and huge trustworthiness. But then, there's more to Ajay! Along with his upstanding media firm, he runs a secret spy kind of agency. Notably, his latter set-up takes justice into its own hands.

On the other hand, the second Balwant Rai, Raj Bansal is a powerful man and has huge political control. But, Bansal also has a druggie, agressive son Kabir. Out of anger, Kabir kills a man and the twist follows as the evidence of the same murder gets captured in a footage by four college students Zoya, Varun, Rohan, Anushka.

Now, how Ajay Mehra becomes the last hope for these four kids and how he tries to save them from Bansal's game of violence and power, is the rest of the story.

Most of the first half is used to establish the plot and we hardly see Deol in action, for which he is known. After almost an hour only, the plot see some chasing and real drama. Sadly, 'Ghayal Once Again' has no comparison with its original. It only has borrowed two characters Ajay Mehra and Joe D'Souza (Om Puri) from the past film and both could not manage to save the new action drama.

Actually, the main problem with the film is, it tries to convey so much that it failed to say even a little. Some sequences are far from reality, like when the four kids get ruthlessly beaten at a public place and no authority intervenes. And how can a man control everything so openly?

Ajay's character too demands some agression, punches, yelling but it lacks all the characteritsitcs. The film also lacks a tight script. It can be a decent watch, if you are a huge fan of Sunny Deol and has nothing to do this weekend!

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