Jai Gangaajal (2016)

Hindi Drama
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Total Reviews: 58
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Review Summary: Unfocused but with strong performances. 'Jai Gangaajal' does not match the power or impact of the original film.

Average Critic Rating: (2.48)
Cast: Priyanka Chopra , Prakash Jha , Manav Kaul , Rahul Bhat , Ninad Kamat , Ayush Mahesh Khedekar , Murli Sharma , Vega Tamotia , Queen Harish
Director: Prakash Jha
Release Date: 04 Mar 2016
Est. Budget: 29.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 30.0 CR

Plot: The film features SP Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) who is appointed the first female SP of Bankipur district, Bihar. She then goes against the Local MLA of Bankipur (Manav Kaul) and henchmen of Lakhisarai district. Read more

Jai Gangaajal - Top Reviews

Prakash Jha hands Priyanka Chopra the aviators for ‘Jai Gangaajal’
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7
So on an overall basis, ‘Jai Gangaajal’ is not a bad film and has some enjoyable scenes to cherish. Sadly, the repetitive screenplay, half-baked characters and dragging length of the film dilutes the film. The movie lacks the pureness of ‘Gangaajal’ and ends up being a sloppy water.
Divya Solgama, Cine Market
Vicky Kaushal's performance drives this beautiful portrait of self-discovery
Subhash K Jha, First Post
I’m going with two-and-a-half out of five
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Priyanka Chopra plays second fiddle to Prakash Jha in this tedious cop drama
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
But if you go in without too many expectations, you might find parts of its fairly palatable.
By the end, the characters and narrative start to blur with the dozens of similar films we’ve seen before and it becomes exhausting
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times
Priyanka Chopra plays second fiddle to Prakash Jha in this tedious cop drama
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
This is familiar territory - a small-town in Bihar ruled by the local politician/ruffian, villains with quaint names and quasi-comedic broken English, an honest cop who descends to clean the system, some serious dialogue-baazi and the melodramatic finale
Sonia Chopra, Sify

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Jai Gangaajal - All Reviews

Prakash Jha’s film is big on local colour, but sacrifices nuance for bombast
Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
A filmmaker’s Attempt to Purify the System
New Indian Express
Director Prakash Jha started his direction with a sport based film 'Hip Hip Hurray'. Though, he got his recognition after venturing into social issue based films like 'Damul', 'Parinati' followed by 'Mrityudand', 'Gangaajal', 'Apaharan', 'Rajneeti' and few more. The audience loved his style of storytelling which had realistic factor attached to it, but were presented in a totally entertaining manner. Sadly, after 'Aarakshan' both his films 'Chakravyuh' and 'Satyagraha' failed to match up to the excellence of his earlier films. Thus, after a long gap he returns back with his latest offering 'Jai Gangaajal', which as per him is not a sequel to 'Gangaajal'. But looking at the promos one does feel that the movie is in that zone due to which the expectations are high. This movie also has Priyanka Chopra playing a role of a female cop. Earlier, she has portrayed such roles in films like 'Don' and 'Gunday' but looking at the promos, this one looks completely different and promising
India Glitz
Minister Chowdhary also has a lot to gain from this transfer of land.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
Prakash Jha rules in Priyanka Chopra driven power act
Ankit Pal, News Nation
If you liked the original GangaJal, then maybe you should stay at home and watch the DVD. The story is the same as the original but diluted
Manisha Lakhe, Nowrunning
इस 'गंगाजल' में जय वाली बात नहीं
Narendra Saini, Aaj Tak
So the movie is pretty much weak in every aspect compared to its predecessor. A weak plot. A weak narration. A weak casting and A weak technical team. So on the whole, the movie is a failure. Try to save your bucks by avoiding this movie.
AP Herald
There's much maara-mari, draamebazi before the film culminates the way you expected it to. From a Prakash Jha, much was expected.
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Priyanka Chopra’s cop drama is GRIPPING in parts!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
Priyanka Chopra and Prakash Jha pitch in diverting performances in this gritty cop drama!
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
There are memorable dialogues - 'Aapko galat misguide kiya jar raha hai' - and sharp editing.
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
Prakash is dealing with too many issues at the same time and that leads to the film losing steam at times
Mehul S Thakkar, Deccan Chronicle
At the end of the day, Priyanka Chopra's Abha Mathur does offer a role model to many, but the reality too is too clear: A happy ending is but make-believe in the hinterlands of the country. Watch Jai Gangaajal for Priyanka Chopra.
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
On the whole, with the absence of new releases in last two weeks, there seems to be no competition for JAI GANGAAJAL
Bollywood Hungama News Network, Bollywood Hungama
If you are a Chopra fan and would love to see her kick bad guys into submission, then give this film a shot. Otherwise, skip it.
घिसी-पिटी और बोर करती है 'जय गंगाजल'
R J Alok, Aaj Tak
Priyanka Chopra's film has nothing new to offer
Suhani Singh, India Today
It'€™s a pure masala entertainer with vigilante justice by the masses as its main course
Devesh Sharma, Filmfare
'Jai Gangaajal', has a highly situational album, and it has some pretty interesting songs which you will find likeable when you hear it for the first time
Sreeju Sudhakaran, Bollywood Life
“Jai Gangaajal” is another one of those countless police dramas Bollywood churned out in the 80s, with a gender role reversal that is cosmetic at best.
The movie is not worth a shot, unless you are a crazy PeeCee fan and are wanting to see her in a new avatar.
Neha Prashar Gupta, Bollywood3
The film is a bit too long and tends to get predictable at many parts
Source, Santa Banta
'Jai Gangaajal', is a typical truth-always-triumphs kind of a movie
Pooja Pande, BookMyShow
Priyanka Chopra is the new ‘Dabangg’
Rohit Vats, Hindustan Times
Running up to almost 160 minutes, this movie is a burden in all aspects – time and mind
KishoreG, Chirtamala
Performance wise, undoubtedly, Priyanka Chopra has delivered a whistle-worthy performance throughout the film
Swikriti Srivastava, Filmi Beat
Even Priyanka Chopra can't save this film that reeks of token feminism
Anna M.M. Vetticad, First Post
And it is for the performance of the actors that the film may be watched.
Peecee is paraded for hoots but the film lacks flair
Pink Villa
Jai Gangaajal', doesn'€™t offer anything you haven'€™t seen before, especially in the director'€™s own previous films
Source, BookMyShow
Prakash Jha managed to keep the grim throughout with an engaging screenplay, which makes the audience forget the flaws and enjoy the landmark moments in the film applauding and hooting
Sajid, Cinema Glitz
Prakash Jha knows his work very well !!
John Kaery, The Reporter Times
गंगाजल' से फीकी, लेकिन प्रियंका के लिए देखें 'जय गंगाजल'
In the high-minded flick ‘Jai Gangaajal’, Priyanka Chopra is overshadowed by Prakash Jha
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
“Jai Gangaajal” is a must watched film for the Priyanka Chopra’s fans as PC gives dazzling performances in the movie.
Dekh News
The story is quite predictable. The overdosed screenplay makes it more irritating than actually it is. The music and the background score have been good enough and the cinematography has been apt. The production values have been lavish enough, but Prakash Jha, who has been an expert in narrating the social issues well, this time gives a huge thumbs down.
Aravind, Andhra & Telangana Wishesh
Prakash Jha outshines Priyanka Chopra in this action drama
Pallavi Patra, Zee News
Priyanka'€™s Abha Mathur tries hard to be the feminist superhero our country needs, but it just doesn'€™t feel good enough
Shreemi Verma, Miss Malini
Poor villagers running around and open gypsies trailing them has become a trademark of Prakash Jha’s filmmaking.
Gangaajal movie brought the memories back, It has a good story line and definitely will feel patriotic towards India
BLR Eagle
The plot of "Jai Gangaajal" is predictable but the hard-hitting action drama has some really powerful and engaging scenes that keep you glued to the silverscreen till the very end.
Snehal Rajani, India.Com
The film has a decent subject; however, Jha seemed focusing more on the character making her image larger than life and soon seen suffering the film with content discontent.
Just Bollywood
Jai Gangaajal falters plot-wise, tries to balance it out with performances yet fails to create the right impact
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
Tough cop Priyanka Chopra nails it
Hindustan Times
Yet another over complicated script with random characters that stretch this drama to over 150 minutes
Source, Business of Cinema
Priyanka Chopra’s Terrific Performance
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