Good Luck Jerry Review
Film: Good Luck Jerry
Director: Sidharth Sengupta
I haven’t seen a movie in a while that I really liked. This year has seen a variety of films come out, including some experimental ones that came close to accomplishing their goals and some just plain awful ones that had me second-guess my choices in life. But as I watched Good Luck Jerry, I was left impressed.
Good Luck Jerry, starring Janhvi Kapoor, is the authorized adaptation of the Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila, which starred Nayanthara.
Good luck Jerry is about a young, innocent girl named Jerry and her younger sister who reside with their widowed mother. Her mother (Mita Vashisht) sells momos to make ends meet, and Jerry works as a masseuse to support the family but is not permitted to pursue her career by her mother. When Jerry learns that her mother has lung cancer, her life takes a devastating turn.
She encounters a drug dealer when lacking any cash, and in exchange for substantial pay, he hires her to supply drugs in Punjab. Jerry accepts the task and completes it without difficulty because it involved paying off her mother’s medical debt. What happens next keeps you hooked to the screens.
The most crucial element that influences Good Luck Jerry is the editing and tempo are in the film’s benefit. The speed manages to keep the movie together despite the several subplots that emerge along the way and the fact that it has multiple characters. The movie at one point begins to resemble Aanand L Rai movies like Tanu Weds Manu’s storytelling approach.
Good Luck Jerry showcases Janhvi’s improvement as a performer. Even though a glimpse of Janhvi’s true self started to emerge toward the end of the film, she is able to maintain her Bihari accent the entire time. Despite being forced outside of her comfort zone, Janhvi easily acclimates to the new persona and storytelling approach.
Although Janhvi occupies the center of Good Luck Jerry, the supporting cast ably supports the movie. As always, Deepak Dobriyal steals the show every time he appears on the screen. Deepak, who plays the part of a one-sided lover, makes you swoon. Sahil Mehta unexpectedly shows up. He portrays the impulsive Jigar who is constantly on the verge of pulling the trigger and illuminating the screen. Although I would have preferred to see more of Mita and her relationship with Janhvi, Saurabh Sachdeva, Sushant Singh, and Mita Vashisht all have sufficient screen time to carry the film.
However, the climactic section is where the writing problems first appear. Sidharth Sengupta, the director, appears to be having trouble reinstating more recent subplots that would move the story toward its conclusion. The film becomes convoluted as it tries to quickly wrap up loose ends and add new levels. This leads to a chaotic climax. It takes some time to understand how each twist relates to the others. A little ironing there felt necessary.
Janhvi Kapoor starrer Good luck Jerry is chaotic and entertaining. The theatrical version of this would have been nice.