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One day, Sharbati gets ill and is diagnosed with stage two lung cancer and 25 lakh rupees is needed for her medical treatment and chemotherapy. One day, jerry accidently help police nab a drug smuggler. Inspector Lal thanks her for catching him. The smuggler's boss, Timmy, and his henchmen, Mohinder "Daddu" Singh Chandal and Jigar, confront Jerry outside the market. Timmy tells Jerry to bring the hidden stash of drug from inside the market. With Cherry being taken hostage by Jigar, a frightened Jerry manages to retrieve the drugs amidst police security. While returning home, Jerry discovers that Cherry has stolen the smuggler wallet and money. She thinks overnight and decides to smuggle drugs to earn more money for her mother's treatment.
Good Luck Jerry
Jerry returns home to elope with her family but finds Daddu, Jigar and the rest of Timmy's henchmen already holding Sharbati and Cherry captive. Daddu calls Daler, who informs Jerry that she is good to earn her freedom back in exchange for a grand delivery worth 100 kilograms of cocaine. Jerry agrees to do so and hatches a plan with her family and Anil. As part of the plan, Sharbati fakes illness the next day and Jerry and Cherry pretend to ask for help. However, just when the plan seems to work fine with Jigar and a henchman driving the minivan into the area, Rinku intercepts the gang and offers to help Jerry. Eventually, they pick up Sharbati along with the bed, and get her on the minivan. On the way, Rinku learns that they are smuggling drugs which are actually hidden beneath the bed, causing him to lose his composure. They somehow escape a police check, faking Sharbati's illness, and arrive at the fish factory to deliver the drugs and leave. However, Daler soon learns that only 10% of the consignment was actual cocaine, and the rest was salt. Aware of the realization that she and her family, along with Anil and Rinku, would be killed at the end of the consignment delivery, Jerry reveals to Daler that she is safe as long as they can't figure out the location of the rest of the drugs. Malik catches Jerry and her family along with Anil and Rinku yet again and Jerry discloses another location, though it soon turns out that instead of salt, it was just refined sugar.
Dishya Sharma of News 18 rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Good Luck Jerry is chaotic and fun, bringing back memories of simple comedies such as Hungama and Tanu Weds Manu. I did wish this was a theatrical release". Dhaval Roy of The Times of India rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Good Luck Jerry is a hilarious and entertaining fare that would have been perfect if it were a tad shorter". Rohit Bhatnagar of The Free Press Journal rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Good Luck Jerry is the perfect weekend binge with a runtime of 119 minutes. Watch it for Janhvi's performance and dark humour". Shubham Kulkarni of Koimoi rated the film 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Janhvi Kapoor is proving herself film after film. I hope she only gets better at her craft. The film as a whole is a fun watch and has its own amazing moments". A critic for Bollywood Hungama rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "GOOD LUCK JERRY rests on a wellwritten script, strong performances and good humour". A critic for Pinkvilla rated the film 3 out of 5 stars and wrote "Good Luck Jerry is an entertaining ride despite some hiccups in the narrative. It's a film made for the OTT, and this section of the audience should embrace the dark comedy space with open arms. Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "Despite a few slack patches, this Janhvi Kapoor-starrer never loses sight of the fact that it needs to be a caper". Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV rated the film 2.5 out of 5 stars and wrote "The film benefits from the effort that Janhvi puts and the support that she gets from the rest of the cast, made up mostly of actors who definitely deserve to be busy and popular".
One of those lucky actors who get the opportunity to learn on the job, Janhvi Kapoor performs better than in her previous outings, but it has more to do with the rich writing material than her skills as a performer.
In a role that is a variant of his Tanu Weds Manu character, Deepak plays a neighbourhood boy who is living under the perception that Jerry is a good, young coy girl. In a rib-tickling sequence, he talks to a wall to impress her and eventually gets to explain the modus operandi of the mother and daughters without uttering a word. Sahil Mehta also excels as the outspoken Sikh gang member and Jaswant Singh Dalal is absolutely believable as the gang lord who surrenders to the irresistible charm of Jerry knowing well that it could vanquish him.
The movie was pretty good til the first half. But after half way, looks like the writer decided he was going to drink booze and write the rest of the script. Senseless killings, senseless humor. I had to fast forward the movie after half way because the senselessness was really irritating me. I don't think this movie deserves a 3.5 critics rating. It's more of a 2 star.
I kid you not. I went into 'Good Luck Jerry' expecting to hate it. Most of the recent Hindi films feel as though they were manufactured by an algorithm and a badly-written algorithm at that. This Sidharth Sengupta film has its imperfections, but it can still serve as a good palate cleanser, particularly if you had completely lost hope in Bollywood as I did.
However, as good as Janhvi is in the movie, the story greatly benefits from an absolutely stellar supporting cast. The film is full of eccentric men played by character actors like Deepak Dobriyal, Saurabh Sachdeva, and Neeraj Sood. Dobriyal is almost unrecognisable as a local scoundrel who is head over heels in love with Jerry and believes she cannot wait to marry him. He is the MVP of this movie while playing a character that's unlike anything he has done (if you are reading this Deepak, more of this please). Sushant Singh is delightful as a cartoony villain who fits snugly into the film's world.
The story is promising and offers a good amount of scope for entertainment. The dark comedy placed in a few scenes evoked laughs. To mention one, the sequence involving Deepak Dobriyal in the second half is hilarious.
Coming to the director, Sidharth Sengupta, he has done a decent job of engaging the audience with this plot with good humor. However, after a point in time, he loses control over the proceedings. The drama aspect could have been better. The production values are good. The editing is crisp.
On his bond with Janhvi, Sahil says, Janhvi Kapoor is a beautiful soul. She soothed my anxiety, was really kind and wonderful, and gradually we became good friends. She exuded positivity and created a new energy wherever she came to the sets. Not only that, but she is an absolute ball of energy, and she has a ton of talent and expertise. I recall that during the filming of Good Luck Jerry, I taught the game of Bluff to Janhvi. I would love to work with her again sometime.
Janhvi Kapoor looks like the ultimate desi girl for her upcoming film Good Luck Jerry. Known for her love for Indian ethnic wear, Janhvi Kapoor keeps it chic in a printed outfit. For her first look of the film, she is seen in a breezy salwar kameez with a bright leheriya dupatta in a happy-go-lucky avatar. Her hair is tied in a braid and a bindi completes her simple yet fresh look. Being spotted in a salwar kameez is not a first for Janhvi Kapoor. She is often seen in stunning suits and anarkalis and with minimal makeup. Janhvi Kapoor was last seen in the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl where she was critically applauded for her performance.
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