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Good Luck Jerry trailer: Janhvi Kapoor’s dark comedy looks promising but only time will tell how it turns out

Janhvi Kapoor-starrer Good Luck Jerry trailer is out and the first impression of it is promising. The film seems to be a con film with a darkly comedic twist. Janhvi plays Jaya Kumari, a seemingly innocent Bihar girl who is willing to go to any length for her terminally ill mother, Mita Vashisht, can be seen in the three-minute trailer. For the time being, Janhvi appears to be convincing as a young woman who has apparently spent her entire life in Bihar and is now trying to make a living in Punjab. The quick cuts include some half-baked punchlines, an on-point Deepak Dobriyal, and Sushant Singh as the ultimate bad guy. With a drugs angle and a gang of thugs after Janhvi, the film has her pulling a fast one to get away from them.

While the makers have yet to reveal anything structural about the film, it is being pitched as more of a crime comedy than anything else. An earlier poster showed a bruised Janhvi holding a gun, and another showed her sitting in the middle of a crowd of goons, looking perturbed.

Good Luck Jerry is said to be a remake of the Tamil film Kolamaavu Kokila, whose plot revolved around drug smuggling. Nayanthara, a ‘Lady Superstar,’ played the lead role in that film.

Meanwhile, Janhvi is currently in Europe filming Bawaal with Varun Dhawan. Nitesh Tiwari, the director of Dangal, is in charge of the film. She will also appear in Mr and Mrs Mahi alongside Rajkummar Rao. They previously appeared together in the horror-comedy Roohi.

Janhvi Kapoor made her big screen debut in Dharma Productions’ Sairat remake, Dhadak, opposite Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother Ishaan Khatter. She said in a statement, “GoodLuck Jerry has been an exciting experience as it gave me the opportunity to explore a completely unique genre. Siddharth has been a catalyst in truly bringing out the Jerry in me! Working with Aanand L Rai was an enriching and rewarding experience. To be a part of this film – has been a dream come true. I am excited for it to be released on Disney+ Hotstar. As an actor, it gives me an opportunity to ensure my work reaches a larger diaspora.”

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