While I was expecting some dhamakedaar dialogues and some maar dhaad, I was really disappointed
Sunny Deol sat on the director’s chair to make a sequel to his 1990 blockbuster Ghayal called Ghayal Once again. He has set the movie in 2016 but forgot to take out the 90’s element out of it. Though there are a few things that worked, quite a few fell flat on the plot!
What’s it about:
Set 26 years after the events of the first film, Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) has teamed up with psychologist Rhea (Soha Ali Khan) and Joe (Om Puri) to run a secret agency that brings justice to the society. All this is covered up behind a news agency that Ajay runs. He is the hero that the entire city looks up to. In a turn of events, a group of four teenagers accidentally capture the murder of Joe on video. The murderer is the son of a wealthy man Raj Bansal (Narendra Jha). It is a classic tale of good vs evil. The four kids after being betrayed decide to take matter into their own hands and end up being target of the henchmen sent by Raj. They get in touch with Ajay, tell him the truth behind the death of his friend and plead him to come to their rescue. From that point on the movie becomes a game of cat and mouse. Attempts to save the teens and the video happen during the rest of the film and an unusual revelation gives the movie a super emotional twist.
Establishing shots of Mumbai are magnificent. The modern style of cinematography makes up for the old fashioned storyline. The fact that there is just one song in the film works in its favour as it doesn't interrupt the flow of the film. Sunny is fierce as ever. Thankfully there were no scenes with thugs flying across the room after getting punched by our hero. The choreography of the hand to hand fights is realistic. And what I am really thankful to is that there is absolutely no romantic track between Soha and Sunny.
The action begins so late in the film that you lose interest. And what is finally served doesn’t compensate for the lack of it earlier. While you will be impressed at the realistic hand to hand combats, the feeling is neutralized by over the top shoddy action scenes including successfully jumping from one local train to another and flying a chopper around the Ambani mansion. The film desperately tries to be Die Hard. Sunny is remembered by his fans for his strong dialogues and power packed punches but sadly, this film has nothing of that sort to offer.
What to do:
Unless you don't have anything to do this weekend, watch this action film but trust us, it is no Ghayal.
2 out of 5
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