Ghayal Once Again Movie Review

Ghayal Once Again is the sequel to one of Sunny Deol’s most popular films ‘Ghayal’ which released way back in 1990 and went on to be a box office blockbuster. The sequel was first planned for theatrical release back in 2012, but Sunny took over the directorial reigns and decided to produce the film himself.

The 90s superstar plays the iconic character of Ajay Mehra in the 2016 film also starring Soha Ali Khan, Om Puri, Sachin Khedekar, Tisca Chopra, along with a bunch of young actors who have important roles to play in the film.

The story of ‘Ghayal Once Again’ continues from the first film. Ajay Mehra has served his prison term for killing Balwant Rai and he now owns a news channel named Satyakam.

Enter Raj Bansal, a corrupt politician, who has druggie, arrogant and equally corrupt son Kabir Bansal. One day, Kabir ends up killing a man and evidence of the murder is accidentally captured by four college-going students.

Ajay Mehra takes it upon himself to save the four students and destroy Raj Bansal.

Sunny sums it up in one dialogue, delivered in a way only he can “Mein Bansal ke empire ko tabah kar doonga, usse sadak pe le aaunga, nanga kar doonga saale ko

Ghayal Once Again Reviews by Critics

Review: Like most Sunny Deol films back in the 80s and 90s, Ghayal Once Again is all about the actor himself. He single-handedly bashes a bunch of goons and takes on the most influential men in the country. The ‘Dhai kilo ka haat’ returns and to do justice to the film, we decided to watch it at a single-screen theatre rather than a empty multiplex.

The theatre wasn’t packed to capacity like it used to be during Sunny’s prime, but the atmosphere was quite electrifying. Every kick and punch that Sunny delivered on the goons were received with seetis (whistles) and taalis (claps).

Ghayal Once Again has its moments and Sunny Deol proves once again that he can give the younger generation of Bollywood stars a run for their money. The actor looks younger than his age (58) and performs most of his action sequences himself. Sadly though, the supporting actors in the film don’t quite match up. Everything from the dialogue delivery to expressions come across as forced and Sunny the director hasn’t been able to extract watchable performances out of his actors.

Technically, the film isn’t upto the mark. It has been shot well, but a few scenes are cut quite abruptly. Voice dubbing is shoddy and at time not in sync with the lip movement.

Overall, Ghayal Once Again is a one-time watch if you are a Sunny Deol fan.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Reasons to watch Ghayal Once Again

  • Sunny Deol
  • Action sequences
  • Dialogues

Reason to skip Ghayal Once Again

  • Poor performances from supporting cast
  • Predictable story
  • A film for the masses, won’t be liked by the city audience


  • If the world is against Aamir, I’m against the world….
    If there is one Aamir fan left, I’m the one….
    If there is no Aamir fan left, I am dead….

  • The action that bad people is taking against SRK and Ak is the proof that India is an intolerant country because if they were not intolerant then everyone would the complete freedom of speech

  • I Will surely watch this Film Tomorrow. My Father is a great Fan of Deol Family more especilally the ever best jodi Deol and Hema Sunny Paaji the King of Action. DHAI KILO KA HAATH. At the Best #DEOL

  • A Must Watch film of Sunny PAAJI.
    The SUPERSTAR of 1980’s and 90’s

    ALL Khans are KIDS Infrant of SUNNY DEOL.

  • Khans are unstoppable now.There under performer movie has collected more then other actors biggest hits.
    As other actors fans are not able to compete with them,they are trying to bring them down in the names of intolerance.Every one knows the power of khans.
    Khans are pride of India.

  • @indicine
    Your all reasons to skip this movie ARE MEANINGLESS.

    Manoj Joshi and Narendra Jha (villain) have done FABULOUS acting.
    Awesome film

  • @challa
    Keep crying hakla fan. Dilwale was just the beginning, Raees and Fan will be worse. People who insult the nation have no respect from true Indians.

  • Ghayal 2 doesn’t have a potential to become a superhit because sunny deol is old and needs to retire.

Leave a Comment