Rajkumar Santoshi’s ‘Ghayal’ (1990) is a landmark film in Sunny Deol’s career. The revenge drama had a young man Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) up against Balwant Rai (Amrish Puri), a high profile businessman who wronged him. The film was a huge hit and even fetched a National Award for Sunny Deol. 25 years after the original released, Deol is back and he is ‘Ghayal Once Again’.
The trailer starts with Sunny Deol being shown in a bald avatar and confined to the four walls of a prison. That gets one excited but the curiosity level dips soon as the trailer goes into flashback. One sees four youngsters ganging up against Bansal, a businessman who is responsible for a murder they have witnessed. Inspector Ajay Mehra joins in the crusade and proclaims in a high-pitched voice “Main Bansal ke empire ko tabaah jar dunga”. He gets into the action mode and beats up several baddies as the one and a half minute long trailer comes to an end.
The problem with the trailer is that even as it promises to be a sequel to ‘Ghayal’ in spirit, it seems to be yet another film that depicts the sufferings of the common man because of the crimes committed by people in power. The trailer has a dated look to it and there is barely anything that catches your attention.