Ghayal: Once Again (transl. Wounded: 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 5 February 2016.
The film opens with flashbacks of Ghayal. An angry young man Ajay Mehra shoots and kills Balwant Rai (who had murdered Ajay’s brother) and surrenders himself to upright cop Joe D’Souza. 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 Rajguru’s 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 D’Souza has retired and is now a social activist. Ajay often collaborates with him and helps him out. Later on, however, D’Souza 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 Anushka’s (Zoya’s friend) grandfather infers that Raj Bansal had staged the road accident (where 8 other innocent people were killed) and stops them, due to Bansal’s power. It is further revealed that D’Souza 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 D’Souza. 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 grandfather’s 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 Bansal’s 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 Bansal’s men.
It is soon revealed that Anushka is Ajay’s own daughter. Kabir tortures the children until Bansal, tired of his son’s tantrums, warns him away. Bansal holds Ajay’s 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. Bansal’s 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 Bansal’s 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.
Sunny Deol as Ajay Mehra, (Anushka’s father)
Soha Ali Khan as Riya
Shivam Patil as Rohan, (Lawyer Kriplani’s son)
Rishabh Arora as Varun
Diana Khan as Zoya Sehgal
Aanchal Munjal as Anushka (Ajay Mehra’s Daughter)
Om Puri as ACP Joe D’Souza
Narendra Jha as Raj Bansal
Manoj Joshi as Home Minister Kaka Sahib
Tisca Chopra as Sheetal Bansal, Raj Bansal’s wife
Ruhanika Dhawan as Ananya Bansal, Raj and Sheetal’s daughter
Sachin Khedekar as Lawyer Kriplani, Rohan’s father
Ramesh Deo as Kulkarni, Anushka’s grandfather and Varsha’s Father
Srijitaa Ghosh as Renu
Nadira Babbar as Raj Bansal’s mother
Abhilash Kumar as Kabir Bansal, Raj and Sheetal’s son
Zakir Hussain as Police Commissioner Ashraf Iqbal
Satyajeet Puri as Al Noor, Ajay’s colleague
Harsh Chhaya as Aditya Rajguru
Neha Khan as Zoya II
Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar, Moushumi Chatterjee, and Amrish Puri appear as Varsha, Ajay Mehra’s Elder Brother, Ajay Mehra’s Sister in law, and Balwant Rai respectively from Archive Footage from Ghayal
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