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Jai Gangaajal (2016)

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A newly appointed Senior Inspector finds herself against very powerful goons and having people from her own department against her.

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Prakash Jha

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Prakash Jha
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Priyanka Chopra ... SP Abha Mathur
Prakash Jha ... B.N. Singh
Manav Kaul ... MLA Babloo Pandey
Ninad Kamat ... Dabloo Pandey
Rahul Bhatt Rahul Bhatt ... Pawan Raghav (as Rahul Bhat)
Kiran Karmarkar ... Ramakant Chowdhary
Murli Sharma ... Munna Mardani
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar ... Nagesh
Jagat Singh Jagat Singh ... Amreek Tiwari
Vega Tamotia ... Sunita
Shakti Kumar Shakti Kumar ... DSP Prabhu Narayan
Indraneel Bhattacharya Indraneel Bhattacharya ... IG Mithilesh Kumar
Ravi Khanvilkar Ravi Khanvilkar ... Mahasarpanch
Ankush Bali Ankush Bali ... Moti Pehalwan
Tanmay Ranjan ... Sujeet
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A newly appointed Senior Inspector finds herself against very powerful goons and having people from her own department against her.

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Crime | Drama

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When Munna Mardani is acquited from the assault case and holds a rally to celebrate his win, there is a hoarding that has an address of Bhopal, MP. However, in an earlier scene, the police department is in the state of Uttar Pradesh. See more »

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Written by: Manoj Muntashir
Produced by: Salim Merchant and Salim Merchant
Performed by: Sukhwinder Singh
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The Prakash Jha Show!
10 March 2016 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Writer-Director Prakash Jha explores The Actor in him, in his very own 'Jai Gangaajal'. A sequel of the stellar 2003 crime film Gangaajal, 'Jai Gangaajal', for all that it stands for, is effective & overlong, leaving a film that's thoroughly watchable, but never memorable. Jha denominates the narrative, but a stronger Screenplay would've enhanced the impact!

'Jai Gangaajal' Synopsis: A newly appointed Senior Inspector (Priyanka Chopra), finds herself against very powerful goons and having people from her own department against her.

'Jai Gangaajal' has an absorbing, disturbing first-hour, where our protagonist fights it out with evil within politics & her very own department. Some sequences are excellently executed, including one where the protagonist brutally teaches a lecherous man a lesson. The narrative remains crisp up-to intermission, but slips & stretches itself for a bit too long. The fight between the good & bad, including Jha's transformation from a corrupt cop to a complete hero, could've done with a sharper pace & better Writing. 'Jai Gangaajal' overstays its welcome for a good 20-minutes, which honestly, doesn't work on its advantage. A stronger second-hour, with some trimming, was much needed!

Jha's Screenplay is top-notch in the grim first-hour, but loses steam later-on. Jha's Direction, however, is arresting. He has handled some of the most dramatic sequences, with flourish. Cinematography is good. Editing lacks razor-sharpness & some trimming was needed. Action-Sequences are raw & rustic. Background Score merits a special mention.

Performance-Wise: Priyanka Chopra is convincing as the honest & tough cop, enacting the central part emotively. But its Jha himself, who steals 'Jai Gangaajal'. He's simply superb as the corrupt cop, who later turns into a hero. It would be interesting to see him doing more roles here on. Manav Kaul is fantastic as the evil politician. Here's an actor who deserves more! Ninad Kamat, as Kaul's rapist & land-robbing brother, is despicable to the core. He's first-rate! Murli Sharma, also cast in a negative role, is in great form. Rahul Bhat has a small role, but he enacts his part remarkably. Others lend adequate support.

On the whole, 'Jai Gangaajal' has its moments & Jha emerges as an actor!


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Hindi

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4 March 2016 (India) See more »

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Hail the Water of the Ganges See more »

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Bhopal, India

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