The best part about 'Jai Gangaajal', executive Prakash Jha's most recent attack into the nation's barren wilderness, is a shock acting turn by Jha himself: as a degenerate cop-with-a-dormant heart, Jha looks as though he has been doing this all his life, so agreeable is he before the camera.
Too terrible you can't say the same for the main woman. As the assume responsibility policewoman-in-an extreme posting, Priyanka Chopra puts on a show of being
dressed-for-the-part and stilted. You can see she's making a decent attempt, particularly in a percentage of the "activity" groupings in which she needs to kick and punch and whip, however she's
awfully smooth for this part.
Everything else in this continuation of 'Gangaajal', which replaces the khaki-clad Ajay Devgn with Priyanka Chopra, and pouring corrosive in the eye with a dangling from the closest tree/post/fan, falls entirely in the seen-before-class. Bankipur, a town over-keep running by greedy politicians, 'bikey-huey-cops', and self-serving local people, could be any Jha "gaon" from his past movies.
The enumerating is only somewhat diverse—a feminine "chamcha" (Sharma), a young lady declining to surrender her patch of area (Tamotia), a podgy baddie in beautiful shirts (Kamath; decent to see him in a generous part)— yet by and large, this is Jha's highly navigated universe, in which the rebellious principle and the law is an ass, till the legend (or in this instance, the heroine) shows up to clean up the mess.
The villains, called Babloo Bhaiyya (Kaul, who's making it a habit of playing evil pols), and his 'chota bhai' Dabloo Bhaiyya, are in cahoots with powerful
land-grabbers and goons. Obviously SP Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) runs afoul of this mafia, and obviously, she is threatened. In any case, this sort of film likewise needs redemption, so the
terrible folks are vanquished, and the feeble discover aggregate strength to wreck questionable vigilante justice, with the end goal everybody should go home upbeat, pessimistic eyebrows
Be that as it may, not before we have had numerous addresses on the sacredness of the uniform, and how, whatever anybody does, it shouldn't be sullied. Also, how cops are "rakhaels" of the politicians, who, the film unfailingly suggests, are the worst of the part. Furthermore, how the system sucks. "Kuch bhi kar lo standard vardi standard haath nahin uthaana chahiye tha." says BN Singh (Jha), and that is all it takes for him to see the light.
Priyanka Chopra's as well refined unmade-up-make-up is extremely distracting, even in her few convincing moments. What's more, the film continues for a really long time, notwithstanding when we know how every last bit of it will end.