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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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Rajen Kothari won Filmfare best cinematographer award for the film. See more »


During the song "Mahiya", it is clearly visible in one shot that there is a smoke producing machine hidden behind a tree in order to give a fog-like effect to the scene. See more »


Ajay Mehra: This is a city of the blind and dead. Everyone is a stone. One can only break their heads here.
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Spoofs Mahabharat (1988) See more »


Don't Say No
Performed by Amit Kumar and S. Janaki
Composed by Bappi Lahiri
Written by Anjaan
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One of Sunny Deol's best crime Thriller
22 November 2007 | by gavin_coolhgrSee all my reviews

Ajay Mehra (Sunny Deol) plays a boxer in this film, however he went to New Deli to train and on his return to Mumbai he, however, found that his brother Ashok Mehra (Raj Babbar) is missing. He made many attempts to complain at police stations but all was unsuccessful. In all these attempts he, however, become frustrated and violence outburst. The film is quite interesting and one of the best films the 90's has to offer. Sunny Deol is quite entertaining. Raj Babbar also plays an interesting role in this film too. Meenakshi Sheshadri (Varsha) also plays a very interesting part in the film too. This film is so much interesting that I watch it almost over 10 times. The Director has added many spices to the story.

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22 June 1990 (India) See more »

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