Prakash Jha gave us the hard hitting 'Gangaajal' in 2003 starring Ajay Devgn as an idealistic cop in a setting a corrupt world straight, and that's exactly what's happening in the sequel with a major difference of the protagonist now being the first female SP of the Bankipur district. But that's what most cop flicks are about, isn't it, unless you turn your head to pure comedy. So what makes 'Jai Gangaajal' different? Well, it's Jha and his narrative that will transport you to a world very different from regular. He knows what he is doing and knows it pretty well.
Super good cop Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) has been appointed as the Superintendent of police of the Bankipur district in the Lakhisarai ruled by corrupt politician brothers Babloo (Manav Kaul) and Dabloo (Ninad Kamat). She tackles with everything bad happening in the place rapes, murders, kidnappings. The issue she faces is when the politician brothers are trying to take away agricultural land of the residents for a power projects. She realizes that a police insider is the reason why the corrupt Pandeys are getting away with their antics. How will she deal with it, forms the rest of our story.
Priyanka Chopra is definitely one of the finest actors of our times and her latest outing proves that more so. She tries her best to fit in and suits most part. However, there are a few scenes where you do feel that she is too glamorous and attractive for the role and Jha needed a more rugged protagonist. Kaul, Kamat and Murli Sharma are yet again at their best. It's Jha who also acts in the film who is the surprise package. How? Well, we will leave that for you to figure out. The rest of the supporting cast is good as well.
Jha aces with the story, screenplay and acting. Sachin Krishn's cinematography is top class. Salim – Sulaiman's music is decent though the background score gets a little loud at places. If cop flicks are up your alley, then 'Jai Gangaajal' is not a bad watch, and if you are a Priyanka Chopra and Prakash Jha fan, then it's definitely a treat for you. Go for it.