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GHAYAL RETURNS final verdict –
SUNNY PAAJI thy name which gave goosebumps, when he made his 1st scene entry and shivers when lifted his hand to thump . Those were the times when audiences got bonkers wheather he did maara maari or romanced sublime.
Paaji paaji paaji, you have to see reality and the diversity of roles which you had done before, now in shortage you fans feel, are asking for more.
Such was PAAJI’s impact that
1. His “DHAI KILO KA HATH”, even gave MIKE TYSON a complex.
2. His GADAR “HAND PUMP” till date gives Pakistan goosebumps.
Even PAK Premier Mr NAWAZ SHARIF(hopefully he dose justice to his Sarname some time some day) joked to his friend and Indian counterpart INDIAN PRIME MINISTER MR NARENDERA MODI ‘Janaab woh handpump to lota do, jo SUNNY ukhad Kar let gaya tha, paani ke bhaut killat Hai’.
Our GD author was the 1st one to highlight’ why 26 years for a sequel ‘? Because though he wanted to make, sequels, were not in fashion then was DEOL’ S reply.
GHAYAL RETURNS Total collections –
Budget – 40-45 crore approx
Critics total average rating – 2.25/5 below average.
Strengths – Paaji and direction.
Weakness – Screenplay (The Main culprit for many a movies waterloo).
1st weekend collections – 24 crore
Total Indian collections 38 crore +approx
Total Overseas collections -7.30 crore approx
Verdict -No gains for anyone concerned.
What SUNNY PAAJI has to realise that especially these days it’s total package , which makes movies a success(is where his movies are lacking big time) , the problem he has to address.
Look at GHAYAL RETURNS, except PAAJI and his direction what all substandard it had to offer be it the star cast, songs and Screenplay because of which nothing it could churn. All the Arsenal along with the main weapon (Paaji) which made his movies Khaas be it Damini, GHAYAL, GADAR etc etc.
Maybe it’s in the stars Paaji going through the same phase as Salman went few years back when whatever he touched, turned to ‘POT’, thus giving the public and media to shit a lot.
To give credit at 58 years no star survives that too in an action avatar, as most either do character roles or sitting at home bekaar, in fact he had tried MOHALLA ASSI but for ‘dharm ke thekedaars’ to do and what not to do resulted in the movies may never seen light of he day.