A blind critic reviews Jai Gangaajal
March 10, 2016
A blind perspective:
Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal starring Priyanka Chopra moves forward on the lines of its prequel Gangaajal where IPS Abha Mathur has replaced SP Amit Kumar. It's a representation of politicians-criminal nexus which rules the roost in Bankepur under MLA Babloo Pandey's thumb. It mainly revolves around the issue of land grabbing by politicians and further trickles down into other matters like molestation and suicides. The film starts off well but soon turns into one of Prakash Jha's regular films. Priyanka Chopra is all set with her grit to bring law and order and peace in the town being ravaged by its own politicians. Script is full of Catchy punch lines. The film tries to up its pace but it falls flat and drags in the second half due to content shortage. There is hardly anything which we've not watched before. So, the film sounds much familiar to visually impaired audience. However, the action scenes could be missed by them without having sighted assistance. The weird scene of a child killing Bablu's younger brother Dablu lacks suggestive background music or dialogues or any sound effect and so, completely unclear for VI listeners. Jai Gangaajal tries to balance its plot faults with performances, yet fails to create the right impact. One-time-watch it is if you're not Priyanka fan!
A sighted perspective:
Jai Gangaajal is a film directed by Prakash Jha, which shows the fight of an honest police office against a corrupt group of politicians and industrialists. Prakash Jha does well both behind and in front of the camera. Priyanka Chopra as Abha Mathur gives a good performance, but even she cannot save the film from its bad script. Jha as Bhole Nath Singh the bad-turned-good police officer shows us he can act. Overall, the film does not impress and looks like a repetition of films we have already seen a hundred times.
While watching this film with my visually impaired friends, I found most portions easy to communicate. However, there were many sequences which could not be explained in their entirety because of the fast pace in which they happened.