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Ghayal (1990)

Ajay Mehra, an amateur boxer, takes revenge against Balwant Rai, a crooked businessman, after his elder brother is killed.

Director:

Rajkumar Santoshi

Writers:

Lateef Binny (assistant screenplay writer), Vijay Deveshwar (assistant screenplay writer) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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 Brahmachari ... Mohiley
Sharat Saxena ... Dekka
Annu Kapoor ... Drunkard
Viju Khote ... Coach
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Storyline

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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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Wounded See more »

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Vijayta Films See more »
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Rajkumar Santoshi wrote the film with Kamal Hassan in mind . But he was unable to find a producer for the film. See more »

Quotes

Varsha Bharti: He will definitely come, and bring with him such a storm that will blow away this death factory of yours like a sand castle.
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References Tridev (1989) See more »

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Don't Say No
Performed by Amit Kumar and S. Janaki
Composed by Bappi Lahiri
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Excellent direction, acting
5 December 2007 | by mharishkashyapSee all my reviews

Rajkumar Santoshi is one of the finest directors in the Indian movie industry today and Ghayal is one of his signature movies. It's a wonderful revenge drama with some fine screenplay and good action. All the lead actors have performed excellently, Sunny Deol, Amrish Puri and Om Puri. The scene in the police station when Sunny Deol is locked up and the police officers try to make him take the blame for his brother's death is excellent.

Unfortunately, Ghayal is still categorized as a "Sunny Deol scream" movie. People do not see the intensity of Sunny Deol's acting. He repeated the same in Damini and Ghatak, after which the duo separated. However, Rajkumar Santoshi has found another ally in Ajay Devgan, another top notch actor. Hope we get to see more films like these from him.


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