Updated: March 4, 2016 11:08:21 am
It’s becoming a year of multiple box-office clashes. This week Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal starring Priynaka Chopra to clash with Guneet Monga’s Zubaan. For viewers, it will be a treat watching two diametrically opposite but meaningful cinema.
Auteur Jha is back after a long hiatus with the second installment of Gangaajal and this time it is not his favourite Ajay Devgn but Priyanka Chopra who has donned the uniform. Like the prequel Jai GangaaJal is set in the rustic badlands where goons and corrupt politicians rule the roost. Enter the no-nonsense IPS officer, Priyanka Chopra who uses her force to discipline the rogues. Like its prequel, Jai Gangaajal is also replete with the political power play where officers find themselves stacked between their flair for duty and the corrupt system ruled by the high and mighty. It remains to be see how Peecee pulls off this role. Also to watch out for is Prakash Jha as an actor.
Zubaan brings the fresh pairing of the very talented Vicky Kaushal and Sarah Jane Dias on screen. The movie which opened to positive reviews at Busan film festival traces the journey of Vicky who discovers his true hidden singing talent with the help of Sarah Jane Dias. The movie’s USP lies in its story and after an impressive debut with Masaan, aficionados would be eager to see what Vicky brings to the table this time.
It remains to be seen if Zubaan will prove to be a sleeper hit at the box-office or Jai GangaaJal will emerge the winner.
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