Acting by cast
Overall Jackpot is a fun filled ride. The movie does lag in the middle. There are some over the top scenes. And you cannot expect logic. Nevertheless, the movie definitely entertains. In short, Jackpot is a clean family entertainer and a stress buster for the weekend!
Her role as Akshaya in the movie is totally in contrast to the one she played in Ratchasi.
Director has allowed Jyothika to let loose and enjoy herself in performing the role in the movie. The same applies to Revathy too who plays Maasha.
Jackpot’s concept is fantasy based so you must let go of any expectations regarding reality, and must accept the logic-less approach before you step into the theatre.
Only then you will be able to enjoy the movie.
Jackpot is a clean entertainer and it is really hard to see such a clean movie these days.
Even the full length comedy movies that claim to be “family friendly” have adult jokes, body shaming and other kind of bad jokes.
In that sense, Jackpot is pretty clean.
On the negative side, the story and its treatment is pretty much similar to that of Gulaebaghavali – we also have an interesting connection, Revathy as Masha.
Comedy does not work at all places and neither does certain forced mass scenes.
Jyothika pulls off stunts and other mass scenes effortlessly, but there is some over acting that’s unavoidable for her.
Revathy too manages to carry her role along, but it is obvious that it is not easy for her to do so seamlessly.
The story line goes like this. There is an Atchaya Paathiram kind of treasure vessel that makes a milkman rich once upon a time.
Thieves get to know about this and invade his residence – as a result the vessel is lost.
Akshaya and Masha are two ladies who con people and make a living through it.
They end up in jail for an issue with a police inspector. Inside the jail they hear about the atchaya pathiram and decide to get their hands on it!
The rest of the movie tells you how the mission is accomplished. The movie ends with a subtle social message.
As I told already, if you decide to not look for logic and just get in to enjoy the movie mindlessly, you will be fully entertained.
The movie features a set of comedians that add strength to the plot. Yogi Babu is one to mention.
But Anandraj steals the show as a twin (brother and sister). His performances make the movie so enjoyable.
Kingsley is another actor in the cast that needs a mention – his comedy works perfectly.
Overall Jackpot is a fun filled ride. The movie does lag in the middle. There are some over the top scenes. And you cannot expect logic.
Nevertheless, the movie definitely entertains. The idea of presenting Jyothika in a mass avatar has worked out in Jackpot.
The cast add strength to the movie and comedy works throughout.
Jackpot is also so colorful on screen! Vishal Chandrashekar has managed to up the mass scenes with energetic BGM.
In short, Jackpot is a clean family entertainer and a stress buster for the weekend!