Jai Gangaajal quick take: Tough cop Priyanka Chopra nails it

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 04, 2016 11:44 IST
Directed by Prakash Jha, Jai Gangaajal is a sequel of the 2003 crime film Gangaajal, and stars Priyanka Chopra in the lead role with Jha appearing in a supporting role. (YouTube)

Jai Gangaajal moves forward on the lines of Ajay Devgn’s Gangaajal where IPS Abha Mathur has replaced SP Amit Kumar. It’s a representation of politicians-criminal nexus which rules the roost in Bankepur, a place under MLA Babloo Pandey’s thumb.

Priyanka Chopra marks her impression from the very first scene. Her grit, passion and spontaneity is quite visible. The Quantico star has a good story on her hands to show off her potential.

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Currently, Priyanka is among the most searched Bollywood celebrities in the West, and why shouldn’t she be! After all, she just dazzled at the Oscars with her panache and confidence, but she is also good at the acting front, her prime focus area.

Director Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal features Priyanka as IPS Abha Mathur who is constitution-bound to keep the common people safe from the clutches of mafia and corrupt politicians. But, her fellow policeman BN Singh (Played by Prakash Jha) is a mole in the system. Local MLA (Manav Kaul) is taking advantage of the situation in his favour; but will this continue for long?

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Over the years, Chopra has grown as an actor. She has become more nuanced, confident and bankable.

Films such as Barfi and 7 Khoon Maaf have carved a base for her, but Jai Gangaajal is still a tough battle for her because she has never done a film where she is entirely responsible for the development of the narrative.

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As IPS Mathur, she is carrying forward of actors like Ajay Devgn (Gangaajal) and Manoj Bajpayee (Shool), who played one man army against crime.

However, the film moves forward on an expected line and that may hamper the audience experience.

Watch this space for the complete review.

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