Jackpot (2019 film)

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Jackpot
Jackpot Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKalyaan
Produced bySuriya
StarringJyothika
Revathi
Yogi Babu
Anandaraj
Music byVishal Chandrasekhar
CinematographyR. S. Anandakumar
Edited byVijay Velukutty
Production
company
Distributed bySakthi Film Factory
Release date
  • 2 August 2019 (2019-08-02)
Running time
128 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTamil

Jackpot is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film[1] written and directed by Kalyaan.[2] The film stars Jyothika and Revathi, in lead roles, while Samuthirakani, Mansoor Ali Khan, Yogi Babu and Anandaraj playing supporting roles.[3] Revathi plays the character of Masha for the third time after Arangetra Velai and Gulaebaghavali.[4][5] The film is produced by actor Suriya under his production banner 2D Entertainment. The music for the film is scored by Vishal Chandrasekhar. The principal photography of the film commenced on 12 February 2019.[6] The film was released on 2 August 2019.[7]

Plot[edit]

The film opens in 1918 and follows a milkman who accidentally stumbles upon an inexhaustible vessel (Akshaya Patra) while digging for a well. He uses the vessel to change his fortune but not for long as it eventually gets stolen. Many years later, the vessel is found by an old lady who sells idlis by a river bank and she uses it feed more people. She passes on the secret about the vessel and its power to Akshaya (Jyothika) and Masha (Revathi), who says she had buried the vessel due to fear that someone might steal it from her. She says that she has hidden it in Maanasthan's (Anandaraj) rice mill. Akshaya and Maasha get the help of Mottai (Rajendran) and Rahul Vijay (Yogi Babu). How they get their hands on the vessel while dealing with Maanasthan and Bhai (Mansoor Ali Khan) forms the crux of the story.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Jackpot
Soundtrack album by
Released28 July 2019
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LanguageTamil
LabelSony Music Entertainment India Pvt. Ltd.
Vishal Chandrasekhar chronology
Kee
(2019)
Jackpot
(2019)
Chanakya
(2019)

The soundtrack of the film was composed by Vishal Chandrashekhar on lyrics of Vivek, Arunraja Kamaraj and Lady Kash.

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Shero Shero" (Chorus: Nincy Vincent, Ala B Bala, Feji, Madhuvanthi)VivekSinduri Vishal, Brindha Sivakumar3:04
2."Therikkudha" (Chorus:Nincy Vincent, Ala B Bala, Teji, Madhu Vanthi)Arunraja Kamaraj, Lady KashArunraja Kamaraj, Lady Kash2:25

Reception[edit]

Jackpot received negative reaction on its release Behindwoods stated that "Jyothika and Revathy charmingly playing to the gallery and Anandraj's comedies make Jackpot a one time watch" giving it a 2.2/5. While The Times of India giving three stars out of five, gave a positive review "Though the story has nothing new to offer except the plot surrounding the vessel, the film manages to entertain, thanks to some of the comic scenes which are devoid of double-entendre. The background score, however, reminds us of music from a few other movies. The two songs do not add much value to the story but look vibrant on the screen. An unapologetically made fun film, this may appeal to those who love watching movies in this genre."[8] Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion South wrote "...the writing is all over the place and the director seems to have other concerns. He wants to project his heroine as a “mass” star. She gets to do slo-mo walks. She gets to beat up many men. She gets to mouth lines delivered on screen by other “mass” heroes. All this simply kills the mood".[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The full audio of Jyothika's 'Jackpot' to be released tomorrow - Times of India". The Times of India.
  2. ^ Jackpot Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 30 July 2019
  3. ^ Guru (23 July 2019). "Jackpot Tamil Movie (2019) | Cast | Songs | Trailer | Release Date". News Bugz. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  4. ^ "'Gulaebaghavali' Review: Revathi is the life of this mildly amusing screwball comedy". The News Minute. 12 January 2018.
  5. ^ "[PICS] First character posters of Jyothika and Revathy wearing cowboy hats in Jackpot are out". www.timesnownews.com.
  6. ^ "Jackpot first look: Jyothika and Revathi play cops in Suriya's Tamil comedy entertainer- Entertainment News, Firstpost". Firstpost. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Jyotika's Jackpot gets a release date - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  8. ^ Menon, Thinkal (2 August 2019). "Jacpot Movie Review {3/5}: The film manages to entertain, thanks to some of the comic scenes which are devoid of double-entendre". The Times of India.
  9. ^ "Jackpot Movie Review: Jyotika Stars In A Noisy Action-Comedy That Fails On Both Counts". FilmCompanion.

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