Ghayal Once Again Movie Review
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Score: 30% Positive
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Ratings:2/5 Review By:Rajeev Masand Site: CNN IBN
Sunny Deol can still land a punch, his commitment to the part never wavers, and he directs his actors competently. But he deserves a better script…and so do we. By the time he flies into the frame on a chopper in the film’s overlong climax, you’re at the end of your patience and you really just want the film to end. Ghayal Returns isn’t unwatchable – far from it. But it’s old-fashioned and evokes a distinct sense of déjà vu. I’m going with two out of five.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:Renuka Vyvahare Site:TOI
Though not as emotionally engaging as the original, the sequel delivers what it promises on the action front. Skilfully shot, elaborate nail-biting chase sequences across the city leave you glued to your seats, gasping for breath. Heavy-duty fist fights are equally gripping.Despite the flaws, Sunny's idealistic film exudes the sincerity and unbreakable spirit of a common man. If you mess with us, "We will find you and we will punch you." Watch it.
Ratings:2/5 Review By:Sukanya Verma Site:Rediff
Loosely reminiscent of True Lies, the climatic action is a dampener. Overdone in tacky CGI, its intended heft is lost in wishy-washy virtue and unconvincing sentimentality. There’s only one solid reason to watch this reboot -- Sunny Deol. The action hero returns to serve some old fashioned justice in Ghayal Once Again as the still seething, still suffering Ajay Mehra like only he can. If also it could deliver the stamp of sharp, solid filmmaking like only the man who conceived Ajay Mehra can.
Ratings:2.5/5 Review By:Hungama Site:Bollywood Hungama
On the whole GHAYAL ONCE AGAIN comes across as a shoddy and outdated attempt of the classic remake. Fans of Sunny Deol might patronize the movie; however the aam junta might not take a liking to it. As a result the movie will have a tough time at the box office.
Ratings:3.5/5 Review By:Shubha Saha SiteMid Day
It would be safe to say 'Ghayal Once Again' is a worthy sequel. Thankfully, Sunny or the film is not stuck in the time warp and the sequel is quite contemporary and written to suit today's times. The only things that stay intact are Sunny's 'dhai kilo ka haath' that still throws multiple punches to make goons fly in air and his fight for injustice.Only wish the climax was not so long-winded. Watch this one, even if you are not a Sunny Deol fan. The action sequences are worth your ticket money.
Ratings:3/5 Review By:SARITA A TANWAR SiteDNA
Even if they had to use the same formula in this one, it would've been enough. The whole climax of the hero bringing down a chopper into the villain's house is a bit too much, especially when the VFX is also not up to the mark. There are also a few edit jerks in the film that could've been avoided.What To Do: Despite its flaws, this dhai kilo ka haath is worthy of a watch. Because they don't make heroes like Ajay Mehra anymore.
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Saibal Chatterjee Site:NDTV
Sunny Deol's acting takes the standard path. He hollers when he is angry, he scowls when he is flummoxed, and he breathes fire when he means business. It is a style that belongs to the Stone Age.Soha Ali Khan, playing a psychiatrist treating the hero for his blackouts and meltdowns, is always at hand to remind him to pop the prescribed pills before he careens out of control.But obviously, she does not have the power to extend any such favours to the audience. So watch Ghayal Once Again at your own risk and only if you can withstand the relentless onslaught it unleashes.
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Shubhra Gupta Site:Indianexpress
Till the film keeps moving briskly—the chase scenes are effective, if stretched—you stay with it. And then the ludicrous plot with all those hanging threads kicks in, and prevents us from getting what we’ve come to this film for : to see Sunny D. do his thing the way only he can. Sunny the actor is still a lethal weapon and can blow his opponent all the way across the room. Sunny the director should just get out his way.
Ratings:2/5 Review By:Surabhi Redkar Site:Koimoi
What’s Bad: Ajay Mehra is not as powerful as he was back then. His character lacks the aggression. It seems like the villain is a hero in this film. A tighter script would have worked well. Watch or Not?: If you are a big fan of Ghayal then let me warn you this is no where close to it. Unless you have nothing to do this weekend, watching Ghayal Once Again could be an option.
Ratings:1.5/5 Review By:Manjusha Radhakrishnan Site:GulfNews
Ghayal Once Again is a shoddy attempt at reviving the classic revenge drama about avenging loose canon Ajay Mehra (Deol). Note to Deol (who has written, directed, produced and acted in Ghayal Once Again): what worked in the ’90s is unlikely to fly now.Although, we have to laud Deol for his attempt at giving his award-winning classic a new lease of life, it misses the mark. The villains, especially the business tycoon with a spoilt son, are one-dimensional and some of their threats make you laugh.
Ratings:-- Review By:Sneha Francis Site:Emirates24by7
Ajay Mehra returns with ‘Ghayal Once Again’, sporting a strange new hair style and forces his bulky body through many a brawl. He is either saving lives or straightening out corrupt officials or popping pills to pacify his wavering mind. The man is a superhero minus the cape and costume.‘Ghayal Once Again’ is a classic case of inferior storytelling, amateur performances and mediocre special effects. A movie best left untouched.
Ghayal Once Again Story:After finishing off his life sentence, Ajay starts a newspaper called Satyakam and manages to make a credible name for himself in investigative journalism. Ajay earns quite a fan-following among the youth, who like his fearless and unforgiving approach. Among his die hard fans are four teenagers. These four friends, while out on photography expedition, accidentally record a murder on camera. The footage turns out to be explosive as it clearly shows two of the city's most powerful people involved in the murder. The kids get entangled and have to fight it out with the most powerful man in the city. Will Ajay be able to save them? Will the kids be successful in their mission to stand by the truth? Only time will tell!
Ghayal Once Again Release Date:Feb 5, 2016
Director: Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol as Ajay Mehra
Om Puri as ACP Joe D'Souza
Shivam Patil as Rohan
Aanchal Munjal as Anushka
Soha Ali Khan as Rhea.
Narendra Jha as Raj Bansal
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