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Ghayal Once Again – Movie review

Ajay Mehra is back in this action packed thriller


Ghayal Once Again - Movie review

An action packed fast paced thriller, ought to appeal to the youth. This is what Ghayal Once Again is about.

Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) is back after serving prison sentence for killing Balwant Rai. The film opens with flashbacks of Ghayal.

Ajay begins a new career as a news editor of an independent newspaper. He doubles as a vigilante who assists the police with their hard-to-prosecute cases (including cases where the accused are prominent and influential members of society).

Post his release from the prison, he suffers anxiety attacks with flashes of his painful past where his wife and family members are killed. Treated by a neurologist – psychiatrist Dr Riya (Soha Ali Khan), he returns to normalcy except that the fire to fight the system remains inherent in him.

A small town reporter Renu is drugged and raped by her boss. She commits suicide as her innocent boyfriend is framed instead of the powerful media baron.

Ajay swings into action and abducts the victim’s boss Rajguru and forcibly obtains a DNA swab who is thenarrested and Ajay becomes a hero for the masses, adored by the country’s youth.

Retired cop Joe DSouza is now a social activist and Ajay, who looks upto him as his ‘guru’ often collaborates with him and helps him out. In an unfortunate incident Joe DSouza is killed in a traffic accident near Nanded in Maharashtra.

A group of college student led by blogger Zoya is shocked to discover that Joe was, in fact, shot dead as she had accidentally captured the murder on video. The activist was shot by the tycoon Raj Bansal’s (Narendra Jha) son – a Harward return spoilt brat with a dangerous short temper.

Zoya and her friends Rohan, Anushka and Rishab panic. But Zoya’s grandfather infers that Raj Bansal had staged the road accident (where 8 other innocent people were killed) and forces them to go any further as Bansal is too powerful eventhough the footage revealed that Joe DSouza had visited Raj Bansal and directly accused him of a land grab.

The kids turn over the video over to the lawyer Kriplani who thinks about the safety of his kid and other friends and hands over the video Bansal. The young gang of friends realize that there is no development in the case, and fortunately they had a copy of the video which they decide to hand over to Ajay Mehra who was the only one to bring justice to the upright activist’s wife.

Then begins the hi-tech chase and action sequences as Bansal’s security staff having tapped the youngsters’ phone come to know that the video would be handed over to the messiah of truth who could create havoc.

The teen gang is tracked down thru satellite tracking system and are chased to stop them from handing over the evidence to Ajay. This is one point where the chase and thrills keeps one glued to the seats. Crisp, edge of the seat and depiction of modern survelliance system equally matched with the smartness of the teens, probably never before seen in our Bollywood cinema.

Ajay manages to save the children and recover the video. While the kids are badly injured, Rhea takes the children to the hospital where they are abducted by Bansal’s men.

Here the powerful tycoon uses all his might (having a State Minister beside him) even tapping his sources in Delhi.

There is another chase sequence ensuing in the local trains – very craftily shot and its only Sunny Deol who would suit in such a fierce fist-fighting encounter with the ‘foreign mercenary’ who is the security chief of Raj Bansal.

It is a feast to see the ‘Dhai kilo ka haath’ action hero back, along-with writing the story and direction himself.

The highlight of this action drama is Sunny Deol’s under-played character which ignites at right moments. This one ought to appeal to the masses.

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Sunny Deol as Ajay Mehra
Soha Ali Khan as Riya
Om Puri as ACP Joe D’Souza
Shivam Patil as Rohan
Aanchal Munjal as Anushka
Manoj Joshi as the Minister
Narendra Jha as Raj Bansal
Tisca Chopra Raj Bansal Wife’s
Ruhanika Dhawan Raj Bansal Daugter’s
Sachin Khedekar as lawyer
Rishabh Arora as Varun
Neha Khan as Renu
Abhilash Kumar as Kabir Bansal
Diana Khan as Zoya

Production company Vijayta Films
Produced by Dharmendra
Directed by Sunny Deol
Screenplay by Vishal Vijay Kumar, Sanjay Masoom
Story by Sagar Pandya, Shaktimaan Talwar
Music by Vipin Mishra
Cinematography by Ravi Yadav
Edited by Chandan Arora
Ghayal Once Again, review