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Ghayal (1990)

 -  Comedy | Action | Crime  -  8 June 1990 (India)
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Ajay Mehra leaves for Bombay in order to train to become an international boxer. On his return to New Delhi he however found that his brother Ashok Mehra is missing, he decides to make ... See full summary »

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Ajay Mehra
Meenakshi Sheshadri ...
Varsha Bharti (as Meenakshi Seshadri)
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Balwant Rai
Moushumi Chatterjee ...
Indu Mehra (as Moushami Chatterjee)
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Police Commissioner Ashok Pradhan
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ACP Joe D'Souza
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Ashok Mehra
Shabbir Khan ...
Vardha Rajan
Sudesh Berry ...
Rajan Berry
Mitwa ...
Mitwa
Shafi Inamdar ...
Barrister Pramod Saran Gupta
Brahmachari ...
Mohiley
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Dekka
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Drunkard
Viju Khote ...
Coach
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Ajay Mehra leaves for Bombay in order to train to become an international boxer. On his return to New Delhi he however found that his brother Ashok Mehra is missing, he decides to make complaints at the police station but this only leads to frustration. He decides to go and search for his brother himself but still does not find him. Later on Ashok's body is found and Ajay is accused of killing him as well as having an illicit relationship with his sister - in - law Indu Mehra. While in jail Ajay makes friends with some other hardcore convicts, who are good at heart. Then one day they escape the jail by overpowering the guards. But Ajay falls in love with Varsha a journalist who helped in showing Ajay the path to justice in killing the main villain Balwant Rai. Written by hEmRaJ (gavin_coolhgr@hotmail.com)

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At one point Mithun Chakraborthy agreed to do the film , but once again no producer was willing to back the film. This was due to Santoshi being an assistant to Govind Nihalani. The industry thought Santoshi would make a art house type film. See more »

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This one of the best films of the 90s

Ghayal is arguably Rajkumar Santoshi's best film. The film although classified as an action film. The film is in fact a revenge drama with Sunny Doel as the avenger and Amraish Puri as the villain. The film is well executed and keeps you on the edge of your seat. For a Indian film it is stylishly shot and for an action film it has a very good story which is quite emotional at times such as in the court room scenes. The songs are hummable and fit in well in the context of the film.

The film has you rooting for Sunny Doel in his quest for revenge with the whole system against him. Sunny Doel is excellent in his national award-winning performance. Menakshi is also very good as his supportive girlfriend. While Raj Babbar and Moushami provide adequate support as Sunny's family. Om Puri is good and makes an impact in a small role of a good cop in a corrupt system. While Amraish Puri proves why he is one of the best villains ever to hit the big screen.

This film is well-directed, has a good story and performances and is well-worth watching. It may be noted Santoshi went on to make other good films such as Damani and Ghatak with the same principle star-cast however this remains his best film to date.


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