Good Luck Jerry

Jerry, a simple and shy girl from a lower middle-class family in Punjab, becomes a cocaine peddler to help pay for her mother’s cancer treatment. When she wants to quit but her family is unintentionally drawn into the business, things go awry. Jerry is forced to outwit the cops and thugs in order to survive.

Good Luck Jerry Cast

The cast includes Janhvi Kapoor, Jaswant Singh Dalal, Deepak Dobriyal, Sushant Singh, Mita Vashist,  Mohan Kamboj, Samta Sudiksha and in lead.

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Kolamaavu Kolika, the official remake of the Tamil film, is set in Punjab. Jaya Kumari aka Jerry (Janhvi Kapoor) lives with her mother, Sarbati (Mita Vashisht), and younger sister, Cherry. Jerry, who does not come from a wealthy family, is forced to raise Rs 25 lakhs for her mother’s treatment after she is diagnosed with second-stage lung cancer.

In an unusual turn of events, she ends up retrieving a packet of cocaine for a local drug dealer Timmy. When she asks for work, the mobster is taken aback, falls in love with her, and hires her as a hustler.

Risky, but funny

It’s an obviously risky decision. Jerry wants out, but the price of her freedom is 100 kilogrammes of cocaine. She is innocent but not naive. Moreover, she understands that she must outwit the gang in order to stay and keep her family alive. If she succeeds, she will have to flee the police.

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Every kooky character is hilarious, including Timmy’s trigger-happy sidekick, Jigar (Sahil Mehta), a conceited and loud Rinku (Deepak Dobriyal), who’s in love with Jerry, an outlandish cocaine distributor, Malik (Saurabh Sachdeva), the druglord, Daler (Sushant Singh), Sarbati, and her neighbour, Anil (Neeraj Sood). All of the actors impress with their acting abilities. Janhvi is excellent as a walking paradox. She chooses to be a masseuse against her family’s wishes, but she understands when and how a girl is supposed to speak, remain silent, or laugh. She trembles when there is bloodshed, but she will kill someone if she feels threatened.

When Jerry’s family is lured into the business, director Siddharth Sengupta keeps the narrative taut and the situation more intriguing. However, near the end, the film becomes monotonous and convoluted with scenes that do not advance the plot. Furthermore, the longish sequence in which Jerry is mistaken for being assaulted was jarring and appeared forced to heighten the hilarity.

Visual aesthetics

The visual appeal of the film is distinct — grubby yet slick — and captures the narrow alleyways and local markets as realistically as the landscapes. The soundtrack by Parag Chhabra has been used effectively, from the dance number Mor Mor to Jogan. Moreover, from Paracetamol to the dehati-quirky Jhand Ba.

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Final Verdict

Good Luck Jerry is a hilarious and entertaining comedy that could have been even better if it had been a little shorter.