Connect with us


Good Luck Jerry review: At last a movie that could stop the tap-happy fingers from swiping

Good Luck Jerry review: At last a movie that could stop the tap-happy fingers from swiping



Good Luck Jerry review: At last a movie that could stop the tap-happy fingers from swiping

Release Date: July 29, 2022

Director: Siddharth Sengupta

Starring: Janhvi Kapoor, Saurabh Sachdeva, Sushant Singh, Deepak Dobriyal, Mita Vashist, and others

I am not a big fan of remakes. I believe that it’s a sad state of affairs when storytellers have to piggyback on someone else’s idea. Still, every once in a while, I am amused and impressed by the remakes more than the original.

The first time it happened was when Ajay Devgan made Rudra – a remake of Luther. Rudra made some basic alterations to the original treatment, and that made the protagonist stronger.

But that discussion is for another day. Today, we talk about Good Luck Jerry, a remake of Kolamaavu Kokila.

It pains my heart to say that Good Luck Jerry turned out better than the original. Trust me, when I say, I would watch a movie for 3 hours if it just shows a still photo of Nayanthara over instrumental music playing in the background. So me saying this is a big deal.

So, Good Luck Jerry was superb entertainment. I watched both the original and the remake and leaned more in favor of Jahnvi’s version as opposed to Nayanthara’s original. Why?

It’s simple, Good Luck Jerry took a black dramedy and turned it into black comedy. They stripped the story of unnecessary melodrama and kept it a light entertainer.

But that was just the beginning. Good Luck Jerry made several other alterations to the treatment that worked in its favor.

The story is about a poor, innocent girl, who is a bread-earner for her family. When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, she has to make a difficult choice. To arrange for the medical fees, she decides to become a drug mule.

She, being a girl, is unsuspected by the cops, which makes her the most successful drug mule in the area. And when her success upsets the men in the business, troubles ensue. How she manages to get out of the business and tackle the enraged druglords with the help of her family is the crux of the story.

The humor is ticklish and tempts you to rewatch the scenes again and again.

But what really keeps you glued to your seat and stops your tap-friendly fingers from swiping away from the film is the ensemble cast.

When every cast member executes their part flawlessly, then the story comes alive for the audience. This is aptly proven by Good Luck Jerry.

Deepak Dobriyal (Rinku), Mita Vashisht (Sarbati), Saurabh Sachdeva (Malik), and Sushant Singh (Daler) are seasoned players.

So you kinda accept them to deliver every time they appear on the screen.

But the ones who made the film an absolute delight to watch were Janhvi Kapoor (Jerry), Jaswant Singh Dalal (Timmy), and Sahil Mehta (Jigar).

In my opinion, they stole the show. Especially Jahnvi, who rightfully owns the film.

Extreme emotions are easier to perform than subtler ones. Here, Jahnvi had to come across as a naive girl in a certain part of the film and later reveals that her timidity is just a smart disguise. Underneath, she’s quite smart. The challenge here was that she wasn’t some evil genius who was pretending to be a dimwit. Here, Jahnvi had to balance between being naive and being an average rural girl. This required a nuanced performance, and she delivered it flawlessly.

Overall, for me, Director Sidharth Sengupta did a fine job. Because in filmmaking, whenever everything falls into place just right, there’s always a director who had pulled an incredible feat.

Now, one can always nitpick and find some or other flaws, but in my opinion, if the film is good, you won’t notice the flaws. And that’s what storytelling is all about. It’s not supposed to be perfect. It’s just meant to be captivating.

Mr. Binge

Mr. Binge was diagnosed with cinephilia at an early age. Since then, he has been obsessed with everything that spells cinema. If he finds a compelling story, he raves about it. And when he can’t find it, he rants. Either way, he’s here to gibber-jabber about cinema, storytelling, and everything in between.

Currently, Mr. Binge is under house arrest where he lies on the couch the whole day and tunes into anything that plays on his screen.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo storms off pitch after throwing his runner’s-up medal into stands




Cristiano Ronaldo and his AL-Nassr side lost the Riyadh Cup to AL Hilal on Saturday. It was a clinical performance from the Al-Hilal side as they won the match 2-0. It was a frustrating night for the Portugal legend as he was heckled by the fans in the crowd.

The cameras panned to Cristiano Ronaldo who was swarmed by his teammates. There were chants cheering on Lionel Messi from the stands. Already peeved after losing the game, Ronaldo lost his cool and threw his medal at the fans.

Watch the video here:

During the game, Ronaldo was seen showing disgraceful actions towards the AL-Hilal fans. A scarf which was thrown his way saw the Portugal superstar rub it in the most inappropriate area. The 39-year-old earned the ire of the fans after this incident came to light.

AL-Hilal down AL-Nassr to win Riyadh Cup 2024 –

The 2024 Riyadh Cup final saw some amazing football being played. Cristiano Ronaldo was all smiles as WWE Superstar The Undertaker came out to place the trophy. Once the action began it was an end-to-end encounter as both teams went hard at goal.

Serbian star Sergej-Milinkovic Savic opened the scoring in the 17th minute of the game. It was two-nil 13 minutes later as Salem Aldaswari scored an amazing goal. That was the end of the contest despite an hour left in the game to be played.

There was no way back for the Al Nassr side as they looked clueless in front of goal. Not many chances were created by Ronaldo and his team. Al Hilal’s defense held their own against a rampaging Al Nassr side in the last few minutes.

There was pandemonium in the stands as the final whistle was sounded and the Al Hilal fans celebrated. There was a chorus of Messi chants which visibly irked Ronaldo at the end of the game.

Ever since his move from Manchester United in late 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo has changed Saudi Football. The likes of Karim Benzema and N Golo Kante are currently playing in the Saudi Pro League. AL Hilal themselves signed noted Brazilian sensation Neymar who sic out injured. With the veteran star in the twilight of his career, this kind of behaviour is least expected from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Continue Reading


Sandeep Lamichhane convicted of molestation, jailed for eight years



Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been convicted of raping a 17-year-old in 2022. During the case, he kept playing for the team, notably during the Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup qualifier in June last year. After the case was filed, he was playing for eventual winners, Jamaica Tallawahs. The leg-spinner was released from the team and was taken into custody.

“I know I am facing a difficult time of conspiracy and wrongful allegation and the ramification of its effect is something unimaginable. I am sure there must be some mechanism of compensating to the accused who proven to be innocent in our legal system,” he wrote. “I will soon seek legal support against wrongful prosecution and allegation made against me and I am sure I will get the justice and will return to the cricket ground soon to make the name and fame of my beloved country and I pray for speedy trial.”

After landing home, the former Delhi Capitals player claimed that the allegations made against him were baseless.

“All these things affected me mentally on one hand and on the other hand, I had to go through illness, and due to mental stress and ill health I kept myself in isolation. I have been mentally and physically affected by the portrayal and I have reached a state of imbalance and I have been bringing myself back to a normal state under the advice of doctors. My health is gradually improving, and I am planning to return to Nepal as soon as possible to defend against the false complaint against me,” the leggie wrote on Facebook in September 2022.

Talking about the current status, the bench also slapped him with a fine of Rs 300,000 (USD 2255 approx) and ordered him to pay Rs 200,000 (USD 1500 approx) in compensation to the victim. Lamichhane’s lawyer, Saroj Ghimire, told AFP that he “will appeal the decision in a higher court.”

Sandeep Lamichhane’s career at a glance

He is the first Nepal player to play in IPL, PSL, CPL, and several other leagues. He made his international debut at the age of 18

Continue Reading


WATCH: Gautam Gambhir makes endearing comment while answering question related to Virat Kohli



Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir is believed to have a personal dislike for former India skipper Virat Kohli. Over the years, Gambhir has been critical of the 2008 U19 World Cup-winning captain on a lot of issues. Not to forget, Gambhir has been vocal about not the media should be worshipping individual players.

During a talk show on Star Sports, the two-time World Cup winner was asked about the bowler Kohli faced while completing his 50th ODI hundred. As Gambhir gave the right answer, he also mentioned that his rivalry is with Kohli which stays on the field only.

Watch the video here

He replied:

“Lockie Ferguson.”

Gambhir then smilingly went on to add:

“Ye aap baar baar dikhana, mujhe sab kuch yaad rehta hai. Ladai meri sirf on the field hai (Please show this clip again and again, I remember everything. My fight is only on the field)”

I want Virat Kohli to bat with the same intent he is known for: Gautam Gambhir

In another conversation. Gambhir said that Kohli must bat the same way against South Africa in the two-match Test series the way he does. Notably, the latter won’t play the practice game as he has come back to India for personal reasons. However, the right-hander will be available for the series.

“It will be in Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s minds that Shreyas Iyer, who is on his first tour, will be batting after Virat Kohli, and KL Rahul, if he plays, will be playing as a wicketkeeper for the first time. However, I want Virat Kohli to bat with the same intent he is known for.”

India’s squad for Tests: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk)

Tuesday 26-Dec-23 to 30-Dec-23 1st Test Centurion
Wednesday 03-Jan-24 to 07-Jan-24 2nd Test Cape Town
Continue Reading


Copyright © 2024 Wolf777news.