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Gangaajal (2003)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  29 August 2003 (India)
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An IPS officer motivates and leads a dysfunctional, corrupt police force of Tezpur to fight against the corrupt politician.

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Amit Kumar
Gracy Singh ...
Anuradha
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Sadhu Yadav
Yashpal Sharma ...
Sunder Yadav
Akhilendra Mishra ...
DSP Bhurelal
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Bachcha Yadav
Ayub Khan ...
Inspector Shaheed Khan
Chetan Pandit ...
ASI Bholanath Pandey
Anup Soni ...
Inspector Neelkanth Tiwari (as Anoop Soni)
Mohan Agashe ...
DIG Verma
Yash Pathak ...
Boy Ravi
Payal Srivastava ...
Rabidas
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An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu Yadav is the one who benefits the most out of it. Amit arrests Sunder Yadav, Sadhu's son. While Sunder is released soon, some police officers, get frustrated with the system, and pour acid into the eyes of two of Yadav's men, blinding them. A hue and cry is raised by the media, crime almost comes to a standstill, and the police are regarded with respect. SP Amit Kumar must now put an end to this kind of situation. Written by gavin@sunny_deol2009@yahoo.com

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The title of the movie (Gangaajal) means water of the sacred river Ganga in India. Water of the Ganges is supposed to be blessed and anyone who touches it gets cleansed of his/her sins. In the movie acid that is poured into the eyes of suspected criminals is called 'gangaajal' by the cops because they are supposedly cleansing the society. See more »

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During the drinking scene before Ajay goes to bash the goons creating a ruckus, he has a lit cigarette but when he enters he control room he is seen lighting a new one. See more »

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Essence of democracy is shown in Gangaajal.
4 August 2005 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Movie is amazing, the movie depicts what actual liberalism stands for. What democracy stands for, and depicts the advantage of living in a civilize form of government. If we do not take care of the values that make us unique we can turn into savages as well. We do have such tendencies. There are on going debates about criminal justice system being broken in democracies. The golden rule of law, rich people have better chances of getting away with a crime. Although film shows that law or constitution is not weak in sense, but it is lack of good citizenship by us that makes it weak. Faith in the civilization, law, constitution, and democracy. The rights like freedom of press, and speech. The movie is all about that. It is finely depicted. Prakash Jha is an admirable director and good story teller. Ajay Devgan's enaction of the main role is wonderful. He deserved accolades or awards for his role. It was played with maturity and sensibility. He didn't go over the top as most actors do when they get a powerful role. He played it real and controlled. Gracy singh was OK. Mukesh Tiwari was quite good too, he wasn't loud as his other movies, he was quite controlled too. Mohan Joshi played a typical villain, he did it probably millions of time. Yashpal Sharma too was simply just OK. There was nothing amazing to do for villains other than what they did in other movies. The cop gang was good too. The jail cell incident gave me goosebumps because it was based on real incident, it was barbaric. it was funny to me how they only had one curse word allowed in the whole movie. haha. The movie was not just a cop movie about anti corruption. The message hidden in it was far greater. It was about a death of human civilization, and how when it dies the fundamental rights are crushed with it. The rights of freedom of press and freedom of objection to majority. Movie showed transformation democracy to anarchy back to democracy at the end. It was simply great, I didn't expect to be such a good movie but it is. Faults in society is curable, but the cure starts within ourselves first.


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