ⓘ Ghayal: Once Again is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language action film written and directed by Sunny Deol and produced by Dharmendra. The sequel to the 1990 film Ghayal ..

Ghayal: Once Again

ⓘ Ghayal: Once Again

Ghayal: Once Again is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language action film written and directed by Sunny Deol and produced by Dharmendra. The sequel to the 1990 film Ghayal stars Sunny Deol in the lead role. The film was released worldwide on February 5, 2016.


1. Plot

The film opens with flashbacks of Ghayal. An angry young man Ajay Mehra shoots and kills Balwant Rai who had murdered Ajays brother and surrenders himself to upright cop Joe DSouza. Ajay is sentenced to prison. Upon his release he begins a new career as a reporter for an independent newspaper, but also works 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.

One such case involves small town reporter Renu who was drugged and raped by her boss, the media baron Rajguru. Renu committed suicide and Rajgurus men covered up the matter, implicating her innocent boyfriend. Ajay swings into action and abducts Rajguru, soon forcibly obtaining a DNA swab. Rajguru is then arrested and Ajay is declared a sensational hero. However, Ajay still suffers anxiety attacks from his painful memories of his past. His girlfriend Riya, a psychiatrist, helps him with his problems.

Joe DSouza has retired and is now a social activist. Ajay often collaborates with him and helps him out. Later on, however, DSouza is killed in a traffic accident in Panvel. Young blogger Zoya Saigal is shocked to discover that Joe was, in fact, shot dead. She had accidentally captured the murder on video, committed by Kabir Raj Bansal, son of business tycoon Raj Bansal. Zoya and her friends panic and want to take the video to the cops but Anushkas Zoyas friend grandfather infers that Raj Bansal had staged the road accident where 8 other innocent people were killed and stops them, due to Bansals power. It is further revealed that DSouza had visited Raj Bansal and directly accused him of a land grab. Bansal tried to buy him off, but an argument ensues, and Kabir, in a fit of rage, shot DSouza. The accident was a cover up. Bansal privately realizes that Kabir is still a bratty kid and decides to enrol him into a military school.

Following her grandfathers advice, Anushka turns the video over to the lawyer, Kriplani, in order to ensure the children remain safe. However, Kriplani quietly returns it to Bansal, and his son Rohan, also a friend of Zoya, realizes that his father has given up the video and thus urges Zoya to reach Ajay Mehra. As the children hurry to reach Ajay, they are intercepted by Bansals thugs. A chase ensues and Ajay saves the children, recovering the video. Riya takes the children to the hospital, but they are yet again abducted by Bansals men.

It is soon revealed that Anushka is Ajays own daughter. Kabir tortures the children until Bansal, tired of his sons tantrums, warns him away. Bansal holds Ajays daughter and releases the other children. He tells Ajay that his daughter will henceforth stay with Bansal in order to ensure the safety of Kabir. Bansals mother objects but Bansal, locked in moral conflict, waves her away. Bansal orders the Home Minister to arrest Ajay Mehra.

Ajay overcomes the cops and mounts an attack on the Bansal mansion to rescue his daughter. There is a fierce fight. Ajay rescues his own daughter as well as Bansals daughter who gets trapped in the debris. Bansal surrenders and is arrested along with his son. The film ends as Ajay and his daughter recover in the hospital surrounded by their friends.


2. Cast

  • Ruhanika Dhawan as Ananya Bansal
  • Nadira Babbar as Raj Bansals mother
  • Rishabh Arora as Varun
  • Om Puri as ACP Joe DSouza
  • Soha Ali Khan as Riya
  • Srijitaa Ghosh as Renu
  • Narendra Jha as Raj Bansal
  • Sunny Deol as Ajay Mehra
  • Ramesh Deo Anushkas grandfather and Varshas father
  • Harsh Chhaya as Aditya Rajguru
  • Aanchal Munjal as Anushka Ajay Mehras Daughter
  • Neha Khan as Zoya II
  • Manoj Joshi as Home Minister Kaka Sahib
  • Sachin Khedekar as Lawyer Kriplani and Rohans father
  • Zakir Hussain as Police Commissioner Ashraf Iqbal
  • Tisca Chopra Sheetal Bansal
  • Abhilash Kumar as Kabir Bansal
  • Shivam Patil as Rohan
  • Satyajeet Puri as Ajay Mehras Friend and Al Noor
  • Diana Khan as Zoya Sehgal

Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar, Moushumi Chatterjee, and Amrish Puri appear as Varsha, Ajay Mehras Elder Brother, Ajay Mehras Sister in law, and Balwant Rai respectively from Archive Footage from Ghayal


3. Production

In 2013 producer Dharmendra expressed his interest to work on the sequel to 1990 film Ghayal, and actor Sunny Deol was supposed to direct the movie, with the title Ghayal Returns.


4. Box office

The film had grossed Rs 7.20 crore on its first day of release and an estimated Rs 23.25 crore by the end of its first weekend, according to film analyst Taran Adarsh.

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