Jai Gangajal- New dabangg in old gangajal

The movie is a predictable Prakash Jha movie, though with the acting skills scaling new heights.The movie brings in confidence on the police and the legal system as did the earlier Gangajal. The movie can be said to be a complete remake of the earlier movie rather than termed as it's sequel.

Production: Prakash Jha Production.
Director: Prakash Jha
Story: Prakash Jha
Music: Salim Sulaiman
Date of Release: 4th March 2016 (India)

Jai Gangajal : The Movie

Jai Gangajal, a sequel to Gangajal took a little too long of nearly 13 years to come to the cinema theatres. The Ajay Devgan starrer Gangajal had released in 2003 and had been a box office hit that time. The sequel thus had its expectation levels kept too high by the public. And being a Prakash Jha movie there had been every reason for the movie touching the heights at the box office as did his other movies, Rajneeti, Aarakshan and Chakravyuh. However Jai Gangajal has been quite a predictable movie. It is like any other predictable Prakah Jha movie with dusty village, open jeeps and the gundas.The movie is shot in a village in Madhya Pradesh. And as it goes, the Madhya Pradesh govt has declared the film a tax free film in the state. This declaration came on 9th March soon after its release on 4th March 2016.
The movie revolves around the police system, the local police station to be precise and its misuse at the hands of the politicians for their own benefit. The story filmed in Bankipur portrays the plight of farmers who have to give up their land for an upcoming project which has been the dream project of the chief minister in waiting. It is the story of corruption by politicians to which the police had been giving it's support. But this time, it is the lady who takes charge of the hooligans and levels down their system.

The artistes have given their best under the directions of Prakash Jha.

Priyanka Chopra

She plays IPS Abha Mathur with independent charge of Bankipur. She replaces Ajay Devgan and his role in the movie. She has shone her best in a few shots in the movie. She takes no time in understanding the real situation. However she gets to tackle with the situation the hard way. She does have her fingers burnt while dealing with the powerful and dominant people in the society with the resources. However she is able to inspire the dormant police constables who do not agree to act as dummies any more and fight with her while she fights the gundas at the village square.

Prakash Jha

Bhola Nath Singh or B.N Singh as he is commonly known in his dept is known as the circle babu by the not so literate village people and the politicians at the village level. The character played by Prakash Jha himself is simply worth watching. Prakash Jha has done justice to the role. He remains the hero of the movie. Making a debut in acting, the director has proved that he is the best. He has set the benchmark level for acting. The dialogue delivery by the captain is also superb. The moments where Jha shows his emotions and his fights with his conscience were also commendable.


Though the movie had passed all tests of exhibiting acting skills by the artistes, has a commercial value to it with the calibre to getting the audience a little emotional, it still falls short when the storyline is considered. It has a very predictive story with newness only with the starcast. It is like new dabangg in old gangajal. The movie also gives certain new terms like 'madam sir' and 'suicide murder'. The name is also for name sake just to show it as the sequel. Overall it is a good movie with the social message very clear.


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