Friday, 5th February 12:00 PM IST
GHAYAL ONCE AGAIN Is No Match To Its First Installment
poor music and tacky background score, amateur direction, screenplay is poor
Watch it for only and only Sunny Deol
Sunny Deol dominated late 80's and early 90's with some powerful films and now he is back with sequel of his one of the cult massy film 'Ghayal'. He directed the film too after his disastrous debut as director with 'Dillagi'.
Saru, full name Saraswati, is an obedient daddy’s girl. Inder is a broody, massively-tattooed loner. And ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ , not to be confused with the ’82 film of the same name, is a manual of how Not to make a contemporary romantic film.
Picture this: a heavy-handed father who thunders, flinging out instructions on how wife and daughters ought to behave. Falling in love with an unsuitable boy, ‘aiyyo rama’. Acting on your own will, ‘parmeshwara’. Doing what your heart tells you to, ‘aaj se thum mere liye marr gayi’.
Which leaves Saru (Mawra Hocane) to smile, simper, weep. Hesitate. Propitiate. And to look at her stony-faced father (Chowdhary, trying very hard to be a credible South Indian patriarch and failing) who’d rather conduct a wake than understand his daughter’s desires, and wait for his ‘permission’ before she can take a step forward. (Read: Ghayal Once Again, Sanam Teri Kasam to clash at box-office today)
Inder (Harshwardhan Rane, armed with impressive bod, limited expression), who has daddy issues of his own, scowls and growls. The deep hurt caused by his dad is revealed much too late, and much too cursorily. The rest is filled by these two unlikely characters—Inder and Saru—developing feelings, over a brain tumour, impending tragedy, and more tears.
Film starts where first installment ended. Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) who was sentenced to a prison term for killing Balwantrai and his men in 1990 has served his jail term and owns a news channel named Satyakam now.
His nemesis Raj Bansal (Narendra Jha) is now a big deal in Mumbai. He is the second Balwantrai who has political control. Raj has a druggie son Kabir whose anger and arrogance knows no bounds. In a fit of rage, Kabir kills a man and the evidence of this crime is captured in a video accidentally by four college students Zoya, Varun, Rohan, Anushka.
Will Ajay Mehra, who is the last hope of these four kids, save them from Bansal’s game of violence and power?
The pace of the film is fast and editing is good. But poor screenplay is real culprit. Sunny Deol does not have dialogues of his stature, villain gets more limelight but even his character suffers due to many cliches.
Performance wise Sunny Deol is very good in action sequences but he lacks big time in emotional scenes and dialogue delievry per se. Soha Ali Khan as psychiatrist is pathetic and Narendra Jha is good but lacks intensity. Rest of the supporting cast is average including four teenagers.
Film has outdated screenplay though decent dialogues. Film has good editing. Music and background score are irritating. Cinematography is good, production design and costumes are apt.
Director Sunny Deol has chosen an outdated screenplay coupled with such an average treatment. He fails as a director again despite his success as an actor.
Film released today and it will get average to below par reviews but it will get decent opening among masses. Film has clash at box office with 'Sanam Teri Kasam' and that is a small film so Sunny starrer can scoreat box office if it gets acceptance among masses.
Go for this one if you are hard core Sunny Deol fan!