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Ghayal Once Again
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySunny Deol
Written byVishal Vijay Kumar
Sanjay Masoom
Sunny Deol
Story bySagar Pandya
Shaktimaan Talwar
Sunny Deol
Produced byDharmendra
Jai Dev Banerjee
CinematographyRavi Yadav
Edited byChandan Arora
Music byScore:
Vipin Mishra
Vijayta Films
Indigo Creation Production
Distributed by
Release date
  • 5 February 2016 (2016-02-05)[1]
Running time
127 minutes[2]
Budget50 crore[3]
Box office45.35 crore[4]

Ghayal: Once Again (transl. Wounded: Once again) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language action drama film directed by Sunny Deol and produced by Dharmendra under Vijayta Films. The film, a direct sequel to Ghayal, stars Sunny Deol, Om Puri, Soha Ali Khan, Shivam Patil, Rishabh Arora, Abhilash Kumar, Neha Khan, Aanchal Munjal and Narendra Jha.[5][6][7] The soundtrack and musical score were composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy and Vipin Mishra, while cinematography and editing were handled by Ravi Yadav and Chandan Arora.

Ghayal: Once Again was released worldwide on 5 February 2016.[8]


After the events of the previous film, Ajay Mehra gets released from prison and begins a new career as a reporter for an independent newspaper He 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 assaulted by media baron Aditya 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 his DNA. Rajguru is then arrested and Ajay is declared a sensational hero. However, Ajay still suffers anxiety attacks from the painful memories of his past, and his psychiatrist girlfriend Riya 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. However, D'Souza is killed in a traffic accident in Panvel. A blogger named Zoya Saigal is shocked to discover that Joe was actually shot dead. She had accidentally captured the murder on video, committed by Kabir Raj Bansal, who is the son of business mogul Raj Bansal. Zoya and her friends panic and want to take the video to the cops, but Zoya's friend Anushka's 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 illegal land acquisition. Bansal tried to bribe him, but an argument ensues, where Kabir shot D'Souza in a fit of rage and the accident was covered up.

Bansal 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 their friend Rohan's father lawyer, Kriplani in order to ensure the children remain safe. However, Kriplani quietly returns it to Bansal and Rohan 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. Ajay finds that Anushka is his own daughter as her grandfather had kept the secret to shield her from Ajay's past. Kabir tortures the children until Bansal, tired of his son's tantrums, warns him away.

Bansal holds Anushka 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. Ajay overcomes the cops and mounts an attack on the Bansal mansion to rescue Anushka. After a fierce fight, Ajay rescues Anushka as well as Bansal's family who gets trapped in the debris. Ajay got up and saw that Kabir was torturing Anushka and he pushed and slammed onto the floor. Ajay violently slapped Kabir and Bansal apologizes to Ajay and Anushka where he, along with Kabir surrenders to the police. Ajay and Anushka recover in the hospital surrounded by their friends.


Meenakshi Seshadri, Raj Babbar, Moushumi Chatterjee, and Amrish Puri appear as Varsha Sahay, Ashok Mehra, Indu Mehra and Balwant Rai respectively from the archive footage from Ghayal (1990).


In 2013 producer Dharmendra expressed his interest to work on the sequel to 1990 film Ghayal, and actor Sunny Deol was supposed to direct the movie, with the title Ghayal Once Again.[9][10]


All songs composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

Ghayal Once Again
Soundtrack album by
Released29 December 2015
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy chronology
Katyar Kaljat Ghusali
Ghayal Once Again
Track listing
1."Lapak Jhapak"Armaan Malik, Siddharth Mahadevan, Yashita Sharma4:15
2."Khuda Hai Tere Andar"Arijit Singh5:12
Total length:9:27

Box office[edit]

The film had grossed Rs 72.0 million on its first day of release[11] and an estimated Rs 232.5 million by the end of its first weekend, according to film analyst Taran Adarsh.[12]


After the release of this film, Sunny Deol expressed his interest to make a third part of this franchise.[13]


  1. ^ @taran_adarsh (5 January 2016). "Sunny Deol to release #GhayalOnceAgain on 5 Feb. A top studio has joined hands with Sunny and require substantial time for more promotions" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "GHAYAL ONCE AGAIN (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. 2 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Ghayal Once Again - Movie - Box Office India". Boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Ghayal Once Again". Box Office India. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  5. ^ "It's Arjun Once Again ...Sunny Deol Shoots Youth Anthem Once Again". dna. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Sunny Deol is determined to make 'Ghayal' sequel". Bollywood Hungama. Archived from the original on 15 January 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Ghayal Once Again teaser: Old bottle, stale wine". Hindustan Times. 10 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2021.
  8. ^ "Sunny Deol's 'Ghayal Once Again' release pushed to 5 February 2016". The Indian Express. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Sunny Deol hunting for new faces for 'Ghayal Returns'". mid-day. 13 August 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Sunny Deol is determined to make 'Ghayal' sequel". The Times of India. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  11. ^ "PHOTOS: Sunny Deol starrer 'Ghayal Once Again' box office collections soar to Rs 14.85 cr by day 2 – The Financial Express". The Financial Express. 6 February 2016.
  12. ^ @taran_adarsh (8 February 2016). "#GhayalOnceAgain Fri 7.20 cr, Sat 7.65 cr, Sun 8.40 cr. Total: ₹ 23.25 cr. India biz" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "I feel like I am launching myself all over again, says Sunny Deol". Dnaindia.com. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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