Jai Gangaajal

wogma rating: Watch but no rush (?)

quick review:

Jai Gangaajal is an interesting web of actions, reactions and re-reactions between the usual suspects - people, police and politicians. Engaging even if not new, while you are there and awfully ordinary once you are out of the theater.

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Director: Prakash Jha
Running time: 160 minutes
Genres: Crime, Politics, Social
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A lot many things can get much more complicated if the gender of an honest police officer who takes on the system is female. And there in lies the trick. If the usual suspects like the villains' male ego taking a bigger hit, fear of rape and worse, come into play – it will be predictable. If they don't take that route, it will be shades of Singham, Dabangg Again, Rowdy Rathore - it will be predictable.

What is the writer to do, then? Well, for now, the trailer suggests that they are happy what they were doing thus far. Here's a part of the audience there is some of the trademark Prakash Jha fire, even if we cannot see it in the trailer.

- meeta, a part of the audience

Jai Gangaajal is what you expect it to be. The law-and-order-administration-politicians-businessmen nexus is out to get the powerless common man. Comes along a conscientious police officer who takes the nexus on. Except this once, the police officer is a woman. It is great to see that just because the officer is a woman, things don't change much. The men around her don't give her extra leeway nor do they take advantage. It is nice to see a woman treated like just another person. However, the film then has nothing too new to offer.

Sure, the back and forth between the two sides is stronger in this film compared to the Singhams, Dabangg Agains, and Rowdy Rathores. However, it remains second fiddle to Gangaajal.

Is that because it has a woman as the lead? I'd say no. It felt like it was more because she wasn't the only hero. It was nice to see the main protagonist and an actor of Priyanka Chopra's stature to give that much space to another character. Now, it might come across like a woman can't do her job without a man. However, I would go out on a limb and say, the job of taking on such ruthless and powerful people isn't one person's job. A team working towards one goal is relatively more believable compared to a one-man army. It also works well that the lady here is more like the inner voice of all the policemen in her force.

However, would an male actor of this stature have agreeably played second fiddle? Would the lady herself have been okay had it not been the director of the film?

Let's say these questions are outside the purview of the experience of the film. Then, I'd walk in with the understanding that it is about Bholenath Singh's (Prakash Jha) inner struggle and the lady police officer, Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) is secondary in the story. Once you change that point of view, you have a very interesting story of a cold and ruthless police officer realising his precarious and dispensable position. Of course, you have to swallow the quick turn around. Yet, the well-developed remorse is not very common.

And what a fine actor Prakash Jha is! He makes Bholenath's move from arrogance to brooding to soft-hearted believable despite its improbability. Unfortunately, so consumed he seems to have been with acting that he missed out on asking Priyanka Chopra to lose her model-like gait. When she is at one place though, she tries her best to make her voice sound authoritative. But then, she moves. And the model is back. Manav Kaul can now do a hot-headed politician in his sleep. Ninad Kamat as his brother though shines as the goon who's tantrums can put any two-year old to shame.

There is another character in the film that is vying for your attention. All. The. Time. The background score. It is relentless. It is loud. It doesn't go with the film. There were a few scenes in the second half when it takes a break and they are beautiful. Those scenes made me want to see the film once again with the background track turned off. It wouldn't be a surprise, if the film becomes better manifold.

As it stands though Jai Gangaajal engages you while you are in the theater – maybe making you a little fidgety towards the end because it is over 2.5 hours. But once you are out and think about it, if at all, you realise it is not too out of the ordinary. Except that you want to watch more of Prakash Jha as an actor.

- meeta, a part of the audience

28 reviewers(?) - 5 yays 13 so-so 10 nays

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Thumbs up, Bollywood Hungama : ...On the whole, with the absence of new releases in last two weeks, there seems to be no competition for JAI GANGAAJAL. Added to that a great brand value, all of which will ensure the movie to sail through at the box-office. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Suparna Sharma, Deccan Chronicle : ...Though he is fabulous as the corrupt cop, his taut, bahubali frame carries him as the man who seeks to redeem himself. That and his salt-pepper hair, clipped tight and short. Am I sounding like I’m in love? I am, I think. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Devesh Sharma, Filmfare : ...Jha does raise some token symbolic voices against farmer suicides and land mafia but it’s by no means a political film like his own Damul (1985). It’s a pure masala entertainer with vigilante justice by the masses as its main course. It does try to say that it’s hard to control the fire when the mob grows on rampage. It also rightfully points out that most often, police become mere spectators to such an outrage… ... full review

Thumbs up, by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies : ...The film is a comment on honest officials vs. ruffian politics in mofussil India, but then we've seen this so many times before. What sets the film apart is Jha's sure-footed storytelling (though he sticks to his tried-and-tested formula) and Priyanka Chopra's dazzling performance. This one straddles the two worlds of being a reasonably accomplished film as well as a crowd-pleaser. ... full review

Thumbs up, by Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India : ...There are memorable dialogues - 'Aapko galat misguide kiya jar raha hai' - and sharp editing. But the film gets stretched. A sarpanch and goonda less would've kept it tighter. Yet, Jai Gangaajal packs a punch with its panorama (a Badaun-like landscape where girls are hung from trees), dilemma and performances - particularly the one by 'Madam Sir', who wields a lathi you will love. ... full review

So-So, by Anna MM Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies : ...Still, when the camera is on Priyanka Chopra and Manav Kaul, Jai Gangaajal is watchable. The film suffers sorely because Prakash Jha makes it too much about himself. ... full review

So-So, by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com : ...In all, many would be surprised to know that the most enjoyable feature of JAI GANGAAJAL remains the debut performance of its director Prakash Jha himself, practically displaying how he was able to extract path-breaking performances from the talented cast in his earlier gems like HIP HIP HURRAY, DAMUL, MRITYUDAND, RAJNEETI and GANGAAJAL. On a personal note, I would love to see him again in another project soon playing an interesting character, so you can sure watch the film once for the man alone. ... full review

So-So, by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah : ...Priyanka Chopra tries to work with her deglam role, but the pouting lips and sashaying walk come in the way—she doesn’t look or sound like she belongs to that milieu. Jha on the other hand, gets the bearing, accent, patois just right, giving his part a kind of aloof dignity that conveys that he has fallen into a cesspool, but is still somehow above it all. BN Singh is character to watch for, and Jha could make him/himself the hero of his next cop drama. ... full review

So-So, by Prema Singh, Desi Martini : ...Overall, Priyanka Chopra has tried well. Prakash Jha has given a fabulous performance. Manav Kaul sets the bar really high. Ninad Kamat and Murali Sharma did extremely well on their part while playing the roles of Dablu Pandey and Munna Mardani. ... full review

So-So, by Kritika Goel , Desi Martini : ...Priyanka Chopra, Manav Kaul, and Prakash Jha play a pivotal role in the narrative. Though at some places you might feel that the action sequences are forced and a bit of over drama is marring the story, but the screenplay and the script is very impressive which overpowers these tiny flaws. Priyanka Chopra's attempt to retain her ground in the home country with this project and Prakash Jha's acting debut has got a great start. ... full review

So-So, by Smita Vyas Kumar, Desi Martini : ... Jai Gangaajal is an engrossing though not entirely gripping movie. It sticks to the story and doesn’t distract us with an item number or a softer, emotional Abha Mathur. Its depiction of mob psychology is pretty good and characters such as B. N. Singh make it go beyond the predictability of the story. I think it could have gone far beyond this but I guess getting a strong female character like Abha Mathur should satisfy my desire for the time being. Worth a watch. ... full review

So-So, by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal : ...Priyanka gives it her all making it look quite convincing. Prakash Jha also impresses in a strong emphatic role.... full review

So-So, by Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times : ...Jai Gangaajal is just another attempt at making a blockbuster, but it lacks the depth of Gangaajal and Apharan. Still, there’s enough for the audience to keep whistling and clapping. Priyanka Chopra is the new ‘Dabangg’. ... full review

So-So, by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY : ...One must admit here that Jha surprises with his ease in front of the camera and decent acting abilities, but quite often the camera focuses a little too indulgently on him. Jha yet again successfully revisits the world he’s so familiar with, the rampant hooliganism, the fascinating and colourful lingo that we are all familiar with, largely thanks to Jha’s earlier films. At two hours forty minutes, the film is a bit too long and tends to get predictable at many parts.... full review

So-So, by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies : ...Maybe Jha felt that having a female protagonist will score brownie points with people, especially in this age of woman empowerment, but in the absence of a fresh story, Jai Gangaajal might not really make much of an impact. ... full review

So-So, by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV : ...Jai Gangaajal is likely to be a letdown for those who expect it to be a worthy follow-up to Gangaajal. But if you go in without too many expectations, you might find parts of its fairly palatable.... full review

So-So, by Namrata Joshi, The Hindu : ...Ironically, Priyanka looks off-colour, disinterested and uninvolved with the goings on through most of the film. ... full review

So-So, by Rummana, yahoo! India : ...The film is not a complete waste of time, there are instances where you want to get up whistle and cheer for Priyanka. Watch it for the performances; there are quite a few commendable ones here. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice : ...We all care for the poor getting poorer due to capitalistic exploitation. But unleashing mayhem on a war footing is hardly the solution to social inequality. By the time I saw a young boy dragging and choking an MLA with his school belt, I knew Jai Gangaajal was pleading the case of vigilantism. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life : ...After having watched Mrityudand, Gangaajal, Raajneeti, it is easy to say that this is one of Jha’s weaker projects. Perhaps, if he could have focused more on the screenplay than on making it a launchpad for himself, this could have been a better film. Watch it only for Priyanka Chopra, but then you might end up feeling sorry for her! After Quantico, Oscars and Baywatch reboot, she deserved much much better! ... full review

Thumbs down, by Merkwürdige Liebe , Desi Martini : ...Oh, and the terrible, terrible music. Is there a director working in Bollywood today whose sense of music is worse than Prakash Jha’s? I seriously doubt it.... full review

Thumbs down, by Bryan Durham, DNA : ...While PC plays a strong character, we can't say that the film has either - strength or character. It's contrived, a little too long for our liking and dragged out. Watch this only if you are a PC fan. ... full review

Thumbs down, by zehra Abbas , fullhyd.com : ...If you must, watch it for the performances of the ensemble, but if you're in the mood for a truly satisfying Jha film, watch Gangaajal on DVD instead. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com : ...Prakash Jha gives himself a chance to play a cop, a crooked one who has a change of heart towards the end. There's Manav Kaul as the local thug turned politician with scores of his goons and then there is Priyanka Chopra, the Dabaang police officer, Abha Mathur, who does a Bajirao Singham on screen. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Suhani Singh, india today : ...Hopefully, Jha adheres to the title's tagline and it is the end of his vigilante justice in badlands. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Sukanya Verma, Rediff : ...Once Jai GangaaJal loses sight of all else to become only about his half-baked atonement it drags and dodders from the weight of its stocky dialogues, tediously cosmetic revolt and a leading man of very limited screen presence hogging all the limelight. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Karan Bali, Upper Stall : ...All in all, Jai Gangaajal is disappointing to say the least and is probably the weakest film of Praksah Jha’s career. ... full review

Thumbs down, by Pallavi Patra, Zee News : ...'Jai Gangaaja' triumphs, but sadly, only at places – at other times you are inevitably reminded of 'Gangaajal', only wishing if the movie had the same flesh and rawness as the one before. That said, watch 'Jai Gangaajal' merely for its performance by Jha and Chopra and some of the other supporting cast. As far as the story is concerned – it's the same old wine in new bottle. ... full review

106 tweeters(?) - 74 yays 11 so-so 21 nays

YbrpDesign: watched Jai Gangaajal, very nice movie acting ( all ) 3 stars direction 4 stars story 3.5 stars overall 4 stars Priyanka Mam nice

wide_ball: Jai Gangaajal was good but Ajay Gangaajal was better.

weakestLINK19: A film loses when you start comparing it. Happened with Jai Gangajal. Gangajal was much finer piece with more intense narration #moviereview

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vershashiv: 2 awsome movies... Neerja n Jai Gangajal... excellent performance by beautiful divas..

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tmehul: Jai Gangajal movie review @priyankachopra performance will make women cops proud.. https://t.co/nwApt9fwOZ

TheChange2015: Jai Gangajal Movie Review- Priyanka Chopra does an excellent job! Excellent direction and superb presentation. Must watch!

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sonalgh: Prakash Jha is awesome in Jai Gangajal!

SodawalaAshish: Jai Gangajal ...! Great salute to our honest Police officers & Womens......!

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singh_sandhini: Watched *Jai Gangajal* ! Mindblowing acting by PC @priyankachopra ...hattss off girl !!

sim4all: Saw Jai Gangajal. I must say, I love you Priyanka. @priyankachopra

sidsinghrathore: Another masterstroke from Prakash Jha. Jai Gangajal is good movie with good acting. Another stunning performance from @priyankachopra.

shubhampc54: Jai Gangaajal- A must watch for everyone!! Power packed performance by @priyankachopra mindblowing

shubham41380723: Amazing movie of PC..

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santoshi_rawat: nice movie jai gangajal.........@priyankachopra

sanjayghai: Jai gangaajal is a very good film. As always prakash jha created his magic in all departments of his school of cinema. Congrats.

rsrikanth05: Priyanka Chopra was great in Jai Gangaajal, but Prakash Jha stole the show.

punerajeshjain: jha saheb i am impressed kya movie banaye hai ...jai gangajal

premlata75: Jai gangaajal awesome movie:):):):):):)

pranav_vekariya: Awesome movie #Jai gangajal ....

piyushchiku: Fantastic movie @jai Gangajal fab acting by @prakashjha27 sir cha gaye aap circle babu

PCsCafe: PRIYANKA CHOPRA has rocked her performance in stunt sequences in Jai Gangaajal - Action Choreographer @ShamKaushal https://t.co/Jdm6mFnzjm

PatankarAvinash: Terrific performance of Priyanka Chopra in Jai Gangajal . Well done Prakash Jha .

pandit_87: अछि है.. देखने लायक है https://t.co/oZE61bJvG2

pandeydec21: As PC steal d show in bajirao ,prakash jha did d same in jai gangajal.he overshadowed d superb perfrmnce of priyanka by his surprise acting

pallavsharma24: Saw jai gangajal with my parents and they loved it....I liked @prakashjha27 as an actor.solid performance by others.

Nutan_1996: Priyanka Chopra really real actor and jai gangaajal awsm

NitishS971: it's realy awesome acting in jai gangajal@prakash jha@priyanka chopra

navalshrivasta1: Jai Gangajal film is very intresting Prakash jha west actor mst rol

nairbewithyou: Jai Gangaajal!! No words!! Love to see the film in big screen!!! Good luck team JAI GANGAJJAL and lovely Priyanka Chopra!!!!!

MustaqShaqlain: Amazing movie. Love the acting of p.c @## jai gangajal ##@

MrAyush_jaiswal: I watched jai gangajal, dialogue was superb. Good job!! @prakashjha27@priyankachopra

monupuriya: Nice movie jai gangajal

mitaligaur: Jai Gangaajal in cinemas ..must watch

MinorityReview: Priyanka Chopra and Prakash Jha are excellent in the riveting Jai Gangajal. Go watch it. https://t.co/R7J15LT3PX

manishcoolpro: Seen jai gangajal. .....awesome police work..jai hind...

man_zil: watched jai gangajal.. loved @priyankachopra ❤ way to go A good movie after a long time..

madhuarora4: seen Jai Gangajal. superb and priynka did well and reflects army discipline. https://t.co/lD97nNqjEI

LavGupta16: Prakash and priyanka done good job....jai gangajal https://t.co/J0iiGJTnLs

lady_gabbar: I woke up at 9:30am on a Sunday morning to watch Jai Gangaajal. I don't regret it.

laddhavinay27: Jai gangajal Is outstanding movie.... must watch..... Undoubtedly Priyanka Chopra is India's most finest actress....guys please watch it

kinkylilboots: Movie Review: @JaiGangaajal is an entertaining & gripping film which surely deserves a watch https://t.co/O5N7xF2nTC https://t.co/ttmDGGRuF3

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KhanAhmadIrfan: Must Watch Jai Gangaajal. Try again. @peecee_desigirl :) @iamsrk ;) @priyankachopra B) @seda_artist D)

khalidrafiq140: 'Jai Gangaajal' review: Priyanka Chopra and Prakash Jha's performances keep you engaged https://t.co/2h3ORykYYB

jeewananand: Jai gangajal.Intense & absorbing.Attacks khaki,neta,mafia nnexus.Prakashji is excellent in new avatar.Priyanka very intense.xcelent movie.

Janardan010691: जय गंगाजल समीक्षाः पारंपरिक कहानी पर रोचक फिल्म...https://t.co/Sb51S7aBYI @writerravi @priyankachopra https://t.co/hdqSXxATsO

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itsridzzzzzz: Jai Gangaajal was a fabulous movie @priyankachopra @JaiGangaajal

its_gurpreet: Watched Jai Gangajal. Nice movie. Good work by Prakash Jha and PC.

iAnirbannC: Again super hit #Jai_Gangajal <3 love you so much. @priyankachopra

I_Saurabh_Gupta: Jai Gangajal a fantastic movie. #IPSOfficers #RespectForKhaki #FreePolicingFromAllPressures

harimohan75: #Jai Gangajal @prakashjha27 you rock in the movie.....super performane...expecting more powerfull roles...awesome movie..

hamaraapnabihar: Jai Gangajal 5 out of 5...:) awsm movie.. Awsm acting...:)

Gaurang311: Jai Gangaajal - What a Fabulous movie   Priyanka Chopra - Doing a stunning job, Overall story is too much big as... https://t.co/whODrx7e6r

DrSanjayMiddha: Liked Movie Jai Gangaajal Good message for Police and Public

debug_mode: One of the great movie .. Inspiring and showing the real issues of our society .. Great job @prakashjha27 sir n team .. Jai Gangajal

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bajajradhey: Jai gangajal super hit must watch @priyankachopra u r jabardast we love u

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ArshadWarsi: Saw "JAI GANGAJAL". Apart form strong acting, piercing Dialogues & water tight direction. I realised that @prakashjha27 is a super actor.

anandsamir: Madam/Sir @priyankachopra played beautifully her role in Jai gangaajal with a powerful message to the society.. don't miss this movie guys

amarthoke1: Nice film jai gangajal

amanj71: Saw JAI GANGAJAL . Prakash jha is a great director and a superb actor

aKm07: Haven't Watched Jai Gangaajal Go Watch It Truly A Good Film Give It A Chance #JaiGangaajal @JaiGangaajal #PriyankaChopra @priyankachopra

akkhullar25: Very nice movie... A Must watch.....nice work priyanka. Jai Gangajal !

Abdul_Ranchi: Movie: Jai Gangaajal, My Rating 3.5/5. Mindblowing,outstanding performance of Pee Cee and Prakash jha both are unsto https://t.co/QqKu18TADR

VJBishal: Jai Gangajal---average one

vikas81811: The 1st part of 'Jai Gangajal is not at par but over all it's good to go once , good job done by Prakashji and Priyanka too.

VIKAS_24: Watched jai gangajal .. First half was too good .. Second half too bad . Prakash jha as a actor very good but too predictable as director .

vellapanthiIN: Jai Gangaajal review: Priyanka saves Bankipur, but not the audience (2.5/5) https://t.co/cIAvuBtw94 https://t.co/5NNWEfUQn2

uni_manoranjan: #पॉलिटिक्स, पुलिस और पब्लिक की ‘#जय_गंगाजल’ (2.5*) https://t.co/LBQNPEU7zB…/…/403612.html https://t.co/1IAhJhxXtt

spanytime: Jai Gangajal...3/5

ProudDhoti: Priyanka Chopra and Prakash Jha is terrific in Jai Gangaajal ; Can't say the same about movie ...similar plot as Gangaajal !

plusnewsweb: JAI GANGAAJAL: Priyanka Chopra’s acting saves the bad script of the movie https://t.co/PY5zcaDt8T

iamLahiri: Jai Gangajal is below avrg mvi. The cast is too soft 4 these kinda stories n also 4 d legacy left behind by the actors of original Gangajal.

glamras: ‘जय गंगाजल’ फिल्म रिव्यू फीकी कहानी दमदार एक्टिंग https://t.co/seS9Xj2rKE https://t.co/ffHgqbV7LW

D_Uttarakhand: फिल्म रिव्यू - प्रियंका की दमदार अभिनय के लिये देख सकते हैं 'जय गंगाजल '....https://t.co/rtEfuELSbw https://t.co/qI4TBOXXN0

Vik_SRK_Josan: Jai gangajal :- Another flop!

VazDiago: Jai Gangajal definitely not that great movie without "Ajay"

sinpulsive: Jai Gangajal is like literally the worst #WomensDay gift for women all over the world.

shalini_minia: Didn't care much for Jai Gangajal

saurabhsansar: 'जय गंगाजल' फिल्म रिव्यू: डंडा, तमाचा, फांसी, रिपीट #jaigangajal https://t.co/cytATwtvoz

ReelReptile: Priyanka Chopra, for me, the weakest link. That's not to say all else is great. Review, Prakash Jha's JAI GANGAAJAL: https://t.co/vhjF1tmiXw

rags300892: Jai Gangaajal: Prakash Jha Fails to Recreate His 2003 Masterpiece With P.C. https://t.co/FtCQoXoIqP https://t.co/v6s7GtQ1yh

NavanRKkharade: जय गंगाजल: तुंबलेल्या पाण्यातील डुबकी https://t.co/LHw5tKnux8 via @maharashtratimes: https://t.co/gnChaoi0iQ

Narinder75: Old story, weak acting #JaiGangaajal @priyankachopra https://t.co/b6pH4CpiKA

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LovingPeeCee: "Get the man(Prakash Jha) out of the frame for some minutes, and Jai Gangaajal is a decent watch"- @IndiaToday

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jacksparrow711: Kkhh3~flop Terebinladen2~flop Jai gangaajal~flop

ITNlive: Priyanka Chopra का खाकी अवतार गजब, लेकिन फ़िल्म में दम नहीं ! - https://t.co/r2GP3FGDgg https://t.co/r6J4S7qz1j

hisnameisjha: Jai Gangaajal was very unexpected from Prakash Jha. Too much emphasis on aviators, Overacting by other actors & Terrible background scores.

DEV252923: In Jai Gangajal .... Gangajal seems to be missing . Disappointed the franchise of Gangajal by very wrong casting .

coolajjurana: JAI GANGAJAL is not up to the mark . Rating ** .

BrajenduB: You know Jai Gangaajal has failed when everyone around you is talking about Baccha Yadav during intermission.

birupakhya: Jai Gangajal is an effigy of really poor direction, screenplay and acting. #JaiGangaajal

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Parental Guidance:

  • Violence: Lots and lots. Also people being hanged.
  • Language: A few abusive words.
  • Nudity & Sexual content: Rape is implied and spoken of.
  • Concept: Common (policewo)man vs. system.
  • General Look and Feel: Bright and loud.

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Running time:
160 minutes

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Prakash Jha has become predictable and boring to watch. He does not seem to have a vision of his own anymore, tends to swing with the mood.

His last hit, Rajneeti, was more because of the strong story inspired by Mahabharata - the best epic ever written. And generous sprinkling of Godfather. Otherwise that movie too would have fallen flat despite the presence of Devgn, Bajpai and Patekar.

I do not expect any ground breaking stuff from this movie. It will be a mix of many recent police flics, as observes Meetu. Plus the female cop will give Jha extra freedom to throw in an attempted rape or even a real rape just to undermine the cop psychologically.

First thing first. Jai Gangaajal is NOT a sequel to the 2003 Ajay Devgan starrer Gangajal. But the overall theme of the movie is somewhat similar. The main character in this film is also a police officer just like the earlier one. But this time it’s the turn of a lady cop played by none other than Priyanka Chopra.

Makes me wonder if either Ms.Chopra did this as a lead-up to her starring role in the American television series Quantico (which has gotten a second season despite being more stupidly written than Insan - and less enjoyable, to boot!), or if she got cast as a result of starring in that show.

Do you even get to see it in India?

Yes @TimELiebe, we do get to see it in India.

No idea which came first for Priyanka Chopra.

@Meeta - I'm sorry, because Quantico is really insultingly stupid, and a waste of everybody's talents.

At least Priyanka Chopra's getting well-paid to be in an idiotic American television series? And at least American audiences are getting to see an actual "Bollywood Movie Star" on television every week - and for once, she's not playing a terrorist or a socially awkward nerd?

@TimELiebe Yes, there is a silver lining

I really liked this movie..The song were also good..

I just love Priyanka Chopra.

Priyanka is a gift to bollywood industry that no other can fill. PC you are my inspiration keep rocking the world and i wish you claim that oscar one day.

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