Jackpot (2013 film)

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Jackpot
Jackpot the movie
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKaizad Gustad
Written byKaizad Gustad
Amol Parashar
Produced byRaina Sachiin Joshi
Anil Thadani
StarringNaseeruddin Shah
Sunny Leone
Bharath
Sachiin J Joshi
CinematographyArtur Zurawski
Music byShaaribToshi
Production
companies
Viiking Media & Entertainment
AA Films
Release date
  • 13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Box office50 million (US$660,000)

Jackpot is a 2013 Indian Hindi-language comedy thriller film directed by Kaizad Gustad starring Sunny Leone, Naseeruddin Shah, Sachiin J Joshi, and Bharath in the lead roles.[1][2][3] This is the Bollywood debut of Tamil actor Bharath. The film released on 13 December 2013 in India.[4][5][6] It had total earnings of 50 million (US$660,000) according to Box Office India.

Plot[edit]

Francis (Sachiin J Joshi) packs in the muscle and has a can of beer always close at hand. He is also street-smart enough to impress Maya (Sunny Leone), the oomphy voice of reason in the movie. Boss Man (Naseeruddin Shah) is a veteran raver whose clothes are as colorful as his principles and punchlines. Slow in speech but quick to draw a six-shooter, he owns the Jackpot casino.

Cast[edit]

Filming[edit]

The majority of the shooting for the film was completed in Goa. Kaizad Gustad shot the film in 27 days.[7]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack has 9 tracks. Sharib & Toshi, Mika, Remo Fernandes, Gods Robots (Shridevi Keshavan & Janaka Atugoda), Rishi Rich, Juno Reactor, Rahul Bhatt, Jaaved Jaaferi and Itek Bhutani composed one song each. The song "Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse" became popular.

Track listing[edit]

Song Title – Performed by – Music by – Lyrics by

  1. Kabhi Jo Baadal BarseArijit SinghSharib & Toshi – Turaz & Azeem Shirazi
  2. Full Jhol – Mika Singh, Akasa SinghMika Singh – Raj Hans
  3. Bol Bugger Bol – Remo Fernandes – Remo Fernandes – Abhijeet Deshpande
  4. Jackpot Jeetna – Sunidhi Chauhan – Gods Robots – Kaizad Gustad
  5. Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse (Remix) – Arijit Singh feat. Rishi Rich – Sharib & Toshi – Turaz & Azeem Shirazi
  6. Jackpot – Hamsika IyerJuno Reactor – Kaizad Gustad
  7. Eggjactly – Jaaved JaaferiRahul BhattJaaved Jaaferi
  8. Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse (Female) – Shreya Ghoshal – Sharib & Toshi – Turaz & Azeem Shirazi
  9. Now You See, Now You Don't – Ramya Iyer – Itek Bhutani – Kaizad Gustad & Ramya Iyer
  10. Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse (Remix) – Arijit Singh – Sharib & Toshi – Turaz & Azeem Shirazi

Marketing[edit]

Censor Board axed the rap song 'Eggjactly' from the film as it was a bit vulgar, though the video of the song was released online.[8] The premiere of Jackpot was held at PVR Cinemas in Juhu, Mumbai, on 12 December 2013 to which Shahrukh Khan, Urvashi Sharma and other celebrities came.[9][10][11] Sunny Leone promoted the film in various cities like Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore (Inorbit Mall).[12] Sunny Leone and Sachin also promoted the film on the shows Bigg Boss 7 and Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali.[13][14][15]

Box office[edit]

Jackpot grossed 10 million (US$130,000) on day one.[4][16] It grossed 34.5 million (US$460,000) on domestic box office in its first weekend. The film had a poor first week collection of 45 million (US$600,000).[17]

Critical reception[edit]

Reagan Gavin Rasquinha of Times of India gave Jackpot 2 stars out of 5.[18] Shubhra Gupta of Indian Express gave the film a 1/2 star only.[19] Avad M of Bollywood3 rated the film 1.5/5.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SUNNY-SACHIIN IN A GAME OF HIGH STAKES". Retrieved 2 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Sunny Leone's Jackpot to release on December 13". intoday.in.
  3. ^ "Sachiin, Sunny Leone in an interesting game". The Times of India.
  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Sunny Leone's Jackpot to release on Dec 13". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Semi-nude intimate scene featuring Sunny Leone may earn 'Jackpot' adult certificate?". dna. 26 November 2013.
  7. ^ Bollywood Hungama (30 October 2013). "Rajinikanth makes way for Sunny Leone". Bollywood Hungama.
  8. ^ "'Eggjactly' axed because of censor board's bias: 'Jackpot' actor". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  9. ^ "PHOTOS: Shah Rukh Khan's date with Sunny Leone Photo Gallery, Picture News Gallery – The Indian Express". indianexpress.com.
  10. ^ "Sunny Leone reveals all for Shah Rukh Khan at Jackpot screening - daily.bhaskar.com". daily.bhaskar.com. 13 December 2013.
  11. ^ "PIX: Sunny Leone, Shah Rukh Khan at Jackpot screening". Rediff. 13 December 2013.
  12. ^ "Sunny Leone in Bangalore". The Times of India.
  13. ^ "Kapil Sharma refuses to share stage with Sunny Leone?". The Times of India.
  14. ^ "Sunny Leone to act on Comedy Circus". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013.
  15. ^ "sunny leone to act on comedy circus: मूवी मसाला: आज तक". Aajtak.intoday.in. 24 June 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 December 2013. Retrieved 14 December 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ "News". Archived from the original on 25 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  18. ^ "Jackpot Movie Review". The Times of India.
  19. ^ "Movie review: 'Jackpot' is stretched-out lameness". indianexpress.com.
  20. ^ "When It Comes To Jackpot, No One Gets The Moolah". Business Insider.

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