'Ghayal', 'Ghatak', 'Damini'...what's common between these films? The man who drew claps and whistles each time he went 'dishoom-dishoom' on the silver screens- SUNNY DEOL! Here was someone who could beat the pulp out of the rough and tough villains and still look convincing while mouthing these filmy dialogues.
'Ghayal Once Again' marks the return of Sunny back with the action genre for which we have always known him for. Let's find out whether it's worth the wait-
Cast: Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Om Puri, Tisca Chopra, Narendra Jha, Shivam Patil, Aanchal Munjal, Rishabh Arora, Diana Khan, Abhilash Kumar
Director: Sunny Deol
Claps: Sunny Deol, Action
Slaps: Sunny Deol packs a punch but this time without any memorable dialogues, the 'lengthy' car chase sequences which add a dull moment
What's New: In the age of candy-floss romance, Sunny paaji's 'Ghayal Once Again' is a nostalgic trip back to the 90s
Popcorn Interval: Interval
Plot: Mumbai 1990. The film opens with few scenes from 'Ghayal'. Cut to Mumbai 2015. Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after losing his wife and daughter. However he is still a man on mission and this time his weapon is his publication house 'Satyakam' which secretly also has a spy sort of agency whose job is to hunt the morally corrupted.
In a turn of events, the retired ACP turned RTI activist Joe D'Souza (Om Puri) is murdered by Prince (Abhilash Kumar), son of the city's most influential businessman Raj Bhansal (Narendra Jha). This shocking event is accidentally captured by a group of youngsters (Shivam Patil, Aanchal Munjal, Rishabh Arora and Diana Khan) in their video-cam while they are busy shooting footages for a wild-life documentary.
Things take an ugly turn when Raj begins his hunt for these youngsters to prevent his own son from going behind the bars. And this time too Ajay Mehra has no choice but to go back to his old ways.
Performances: Sunny Deol is back in full form as Ajay Mehra. He is fierce and is in no mood to go easy on the bad guys. At the same time we even get to see an emotional side of him.
Soha Ali Khan as Rhea lends a good support. Shivam Patil, Aanchal Munjal, Rishabh Arora and Diana Khan have done their roles pretty well.
Narendra Jha as the villain Raj Bhansal has his own menacing moments but quite a few (Oh, we terribly missed Amrish Puri's Balwant Rai!)
Direction: This time Sunny is not only acting in the film but also helming it. His efforts don't go in waste as we do get to see a glimpse of the 90s cinema which probably our parents terribly miss these days.
'Ghayal Once Again' has some kick-ass action scenes but you also get treated to probably the 'longest car chase' sequence you have witnessed in Bollywood in recent times which in turn pulls down the film a bit for it is pretty tiresome to watch. Sunny Deol's films have always been known for their 'dumdaar' dialogues but his latest flick has none which is highly disappointing especially for people who have grown up watching his films.
Combo-on-offer: Sunny Deol+ Action+Emotion
Verdict: We give 'Ghayal Once Again' Claps for being a mass entertainer with an inspiring message. To put it in Sunny's words- 'Agar hum sach ke saath hai ... toh hume jeetne tak haar nahi maanni chahiye.'