Review : Jai Gangaajal(Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Jha)
Release date : Mar 04, 2016
bollywood3.com Rating : 2.25/5
Director : Prakash Jha
Producer : Prakash Jha, Milind Dabke
Music Director : Salim Sulaiman
Starring : Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Jha, Manav Kaul
Priyanka Chopra’s Bollywood venture amidst all her Hollywood stints is finally here. Titled Jai Gangaajal, this film is a sequel to the hit film Gangaajal and is directed by Prakash Jha. The film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
ACP Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) is responsible of handling the district of Bankipur. She is an extremely strict, honest and a no-nonsense officer and has her own way of tackling the goons.
But every movie has a villain and this one has Babloo Pandey (Manav Kaul) and his brother, who are into all the wrong doing in the region. The entire police force(Prakash Jha and co.) are in their pockets but Abha is here to bring back the law and order in the district.
A sudden turn of events makes the people of the district believe in her and the rest of the story is as to how she tackles Babloo and his brother.
The positive point here is that the movie has Priyanka Chopra in the lead role. The actress is doing big internationally and that being the only reason that people will actually go to the theatres to watch her. She is strong and extremely confident in her skin.
Prakash Jha is a fabulous actor and this doesn’t feel like his fully-fledged debut. His dialogue delivery too is excellent. Manav Kaul is in his usual self. The movie also brings up a message of good vs evil, which sure will be a point that will attract the public.
The film also has a few scenes that are inspired from real life including the Delhi bus rape, land grabbing and farmer suicides, which will in a way awaken the masses towards the problems that the country is facing.
The movie makes no sense when it comes to the story. A few scenes are unrealistic and some talented actors like Kiran Karmarkar and Rahul Bhatt are wasted completely. The plot is kept exactly similar to that of Gangaajal.
Prakash Jha has only concentrated on making his character strong, while the others including that of Priyanka Chopra is half baked. A few times the film gives you a 90’s feel and a few sequences are also left unexplained to the viewers.
The movie is by far one of Prakash Jha’s weakest works till date. He has experimented with his direction but that does not work well for him. Also, the songs that he has used in the background makes the movie look more like an Anurag Kashyap flick.
Also by the second half the film stops to make any sense and the climax is horrible. The dialgues are cliched and the movie is unintentionally funny at times.
On the whole, it is shocking to see Priyanka who is going international coz of her mere choices accept a role so week and half baked. The movie is not worth a shot, unless you are a crazy PeeCee fan and are wanting to see her in a new avatar.
bollywood3.com Rating : 2.25/5
Reviewed by Neha Prashar Gupta