2 min read.Updated: 02 Apr 2016, 01:40 AM ISTUday Bhatia
Prakash Jha's film is big on local colour, but sacrifices nuance for bombast
Viewed from afar, Prakash Jha’s Jai GangaaJal is yet another entry in the morally-upright-Bihar-cop-against-the-system subgenre. Abha Mathur (Priyanka Chopra) is appointed SP of Bankipur, a district in Bihar. Her mission is to keep a lid on the law and order situation there, which puts her on a collision course with crooked local MLA Bablu Pandey (Manav Kaul), who has the local police under his thumb and big business in his pocket. So far, so Shool (or GangaaJal, to which this is a sequel in spirit), but Jai GangaaJal—when it can tear itself away from crowd-pleasing theatrics—tells its story with a welcome amount of detail.