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Ghayal (1990)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 22 June 1990 (India)
Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.


Rajkumar Santoshi


Lateef Binny (assistant screenplay writer), Vijay Deveshwar (assistant screenplay writer) | 3 more credits »
8 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sunny Deol ... Ajay Mehra
Amrish Puri ... Balwant Rai
Meenakshi Sheshadri ... Varsha Bharti (as Meenakshi Seshadri)
Moushumi Chatterjee ... Indu Mehra (as Moushami Chatterjee)
Kulbhushan Kharbanda ... Police Commissioner Ashok Pradhan
Om Puri ... ACP Joe D'Souza
Raj Babbar ... Ashok Mehra
Shabbir Khan Shabbir Khan ... Vardha Rajan
Sudesh Berry ... Rajan Berry
Mitwa Mitwa ... Mitwa
Shafi Inamdar ... Barrister Pramod Saran Gupta
Brahmachari ... Mohiley
Sharat Saxena ... Dekka
Annu Kapoor ... Drunkard
Viju Khote ... Coach


Ajay Mehra lives with his elder brother Ashok and sister-in-law Indu. He leaves for Bangalore in order to train to become an international boxer. On his return to New Delhi, he finds that Ashok is missing. He lodges a complaint at the police station but to no avail. He decides to 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. 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. Ajay only has one thing on his mind: to kill Balwant Rai, a wealthy, powerful and corrupt businessman who had used Ashok's business as a front for his illegal activities. Ajay's new friends and his love interest Varsha, a journalist, help him in his mission. Written by Soumitra

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The wounded who tore the world apart.


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The tune of the song Sochna Kya Jo Bhi Hoga Dekha Jayega is used in the song On the floor by Jennifer Lopez. See more »


Even though Ashok Mehra was Balwant Rai's prisoner for one month, he does not grow a beard or a mustache. See more »


Ajay Mehra: Once I am through with you, you will regret every being born.
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Spoofs Mahabharat (1988) See more »


Maahiya Teri Kasam (sad)
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
Composed by Bappi Lahiri
Written by Anjaan
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Bollywood Vigilante action at its best
4 July 2005 | by kaustology-1See all my reviews

If you start counting the ultimate action movies of bollywood. Ghayal would surely figure in the top three Maybe upped by Sholay and Phool Aur Kaante A young boxer's loving brother goes missing and weeks later he finds him dead. The culprit seems to be his employer. Of course the boxer then tries to take help of the law and the police but himself gets implicate in the murder After hours of police torture he is jailed for life.

He then escapes jail and swears the kill the villain in 24 hrs. thus begins an action thriller so fantastically made that Hindi cinema has never really been able to rival this rajkumar santoshi classic

Pitted against the wits of the boxer is a CID officer (om puri great as usual) who as smart and dedicated to the cause of saving the villain Vigilante action had never been so intense and smart. Recommended to good movie buffs. 8/10

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22 June 1990 (India) See more »

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