Good Luck Jerry Story: A simple and timid girl from a lower middle-class family in Punjab, Jerry turns into a cocaine peddler to make money for her mother’s cancer treatment. Things go haywire when she wants to quit but her family is also unintentionally lured into the business. It becomes a fight for survival, as Jerry must outplay the cops and the thugs.
Good Luck Jerry Review: The official remake of Tamil movie, Kolamaavu Kolika, is set in Punjab where Jaya Kumari aka Jerry (Janhvi Kapoor) lives with her mother, Sarbati (Mita Vashisht), and younger sister, Cherry. She doesn’t come from money, so, when her mother is diagnosed with second-stage lung cancer, Jerry has to raise Rs 25 lakhs for the treatment. In a bizarre turn of events, she ends up fooling the cops and retrieving a packet of cocaine for a local drug supplier, Timmy (Jaswant Singh Dalal). The mobster is gobsmacked, takes a shine to her, and hires her as a hustler when she asks him for work.
It’s obviously a precarious decision. Jerry wants out, but the price of her freedom is pegged at peddling 100 kilos of cocaine. She’s innocent but not naive, and knows that she needs to outplay the gang to stay and keep her family alive. If she does manage that, she will need to evade the police. Can she dodge both parties?
The laugh riot is replete with way-out situations and every kooky character is hilarious — 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), too. All the performers delight with their acting chops. Janhvi plays the role of a walking paradox well. She chooses to be a masseuse against her family’s wishes, but knows when and how a girl is supposed to talk, keep mum or laugh. She trembles when there’s bloodshed but doesn’t flinch from getting someone killed if she feels threatened.
Director Siddharth Sengupta keeps the narrative taut, and turns the situation more curious when Jerry’s family is lured into the business. However, towards the end, the film gets monotonous and convoluted with scenes that do not take the story ahead. The longish sequence where Jerry is mistaken to be getting assaulted was jarring and seemed forced to crank up the hilarity. The movie’s visual appeal is unique — grubby yet slick — and captures the narrow alleyways and local markets as realistically as the landscapes. Parag Chhabra’s soundtrack has been used well, from the dance number, Mor Mor, to Jogan and Paracetamol or the dehati-quirky Jhand Ba.
Good Luck Jerry is a hilarious and entertaining fare that would have been perfect if it were a tad shorter.