ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
ApunKaChoice » Article » Movie Review: 'Jackpot' is a crackpot thriller
 

Movie Review: 'Jackpot' is a crackpot thriller

'Jackpot' has cleavage and convoluted plot, but no fun
By Nikhil Kumar
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 12:45:05 GMT
 

Movie Review: 'Jackpot' is a crackpot thriller
The ApunKaChoice movie review of Jackpot. Sunny Leone’s cleavage, Sachiin Joshi’s deadpan, Naseeruddin Shah’s dreadlocks and director Kaizad Gustad’s fixation with non-linearity are the only things one takes away from Jackpot.

Now, Gustad has always been a votary of style over substance, a case in point being his last film Boom that went bust a decade ago. With Jackpot, Gustad seems all gung-ho to display his skill as a director, which to him means weaving so convoluted a plot with the use of non-linear storytelling that the viewers should feel trapped within the cobweb like lice would in Naseer’s dreadlocks.

So here’s the plot. Boss (Naseeruddin Shah) is the owner of a casino boat in Goa. He always stays on top of his game and has a hot secretary Maya (Sunny Leone) in tow. But there’s a big jhol in the works. Francis (Sachiin Joshi) and his sidekicks are ‘con artists’ planning to fleece Boss and swindle him of a precious 5 crore jackpot money.

However, there’s much skullduggery going on beneath the surface and it’s hard to figure out who’s conning who.

Watch: 'Jackpot' trailer: who’s conning who?

Kaizad Gustad keeps the cards close to his chest and does a swell job of confusing a viewer in the first half. It’s in the second half that he begins to tie the loose ends and bring some sense to the convoluted plot. It’s a notable attempt at hatke storytelling no doubt, but Gustad is done in by his unrestrained zeal and the hamming duo of Sunny Leone and Sachiin Joshi.

For one, there’s no chemistry to speak of between the two, even though they can’t seem to keep their hands off each other. Sunny Leone’s dialogue delivery and her appalling inability to act is only matched by Sachiin Joshi’s deadpan expressions. Together the two cancel out whatever brio Naseer tries to put in his sprightly Boss.

The dialogues by Gustad are only a source of unintended humour in this noir caper. “Kaam nahi karna crime hai kya? Phir toh aadhe Goa ko jail me daalna padega,” goes one.

Jackpot is a film that tries too earnestly to be sleek, stylish and smart. Alas, thanks to its windy plot, terrible performances and kiddish dialogues, it ends up as a crackpot thriller.

Not worth the money.

Rating: **
First look: Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra go cuckin frazy in 'Hasee Toh Phasee'
 
Movie review: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ packs visual punch!
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Photos: Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Sunny Leone among ramp scorchers of the week
Photos: Sonam Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Sunny Leone among ramp scorchers of the week
I have left my career as adult star behind: Sunny Leone
I have left my career as adult star behind: Sunny Leone
Hot Sunny Leone floored by designer jewellery at IIJW 2014
Hot Sunny Leone floored by designer jewellery at IIJW 2014
Richa Chadda snubs Sunny Leone for third time, calls it coincidence
Richa Chadda snubs Sunny Leone for third time, calls it coincidence
Tags :
,
,
,
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Style Check: Jacqueline, Sonam, Aishwarya, Sonakshi among best-dressed this week

Shilpa Shetty, Raj Kundra at Goa Wedding Show 2014 presser

Abhishek Bachchan unveils Jaipur Pink Panthers jersey

Hrithik, Kangana, Shraddha, Rekha, Vidya at Priyanka Chopra’s belated birthday party

Salman Khan promotes ‘Kick’ on ‘Captain Tiao’

Akshay Kumar at 'Dare 2 Dance' presser

Must watch: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer is hot and intriguing

Akshay Kumar, Krushna Abhishek promote ‘Entertainment’ on ‘Badi Door Se Aaye Hai’
Wallpapers 

Entertainment Wallpapers

Kick Wallpapers

Raja Natwarlal Wallpapers

Priyanka Chopra Wallpapers

Amit Sahni Ki List Wallpapers

Katrina Kaif Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Lisa Haydon

Ranveer Singh

Hrithik Roshan
New Movies 

Kick

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hate Story 2
Videos 

Salman Khan shakes a leg in the groovy ‘Kick’ song ‘Devil’

Salman Khan’s song ‘Hangover’ from movie ‘Kick’

Vengeful Shahid, lovestruck Shraddha in Haider trailer

‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ song ‘D Se Dance’

Surveen Chawla sizzles in bikini in 'Kabhi Aiyine Pe'

Alia Bhatt & Varun Dhawan get cozy in 'Samjhawan Unplugged'


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor