Release Date : Dec 13,2013
Jackpot (aka) Jackpot review
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Raina Sachiin Joshi
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sachiin J Joshi, Sunny Leone
Direction: Kaizad Gustad
Screenplay: Kaizad Gustad
Story: Kaizad Gustad
Music director: John Stewart
Background score: John Stewart
Cinematography: Artur Zurawski
Distribution: Viiking Media & Entertainment
Movies based on con jobs are generally assumed to be interesting thanks to the impact created by numerous such Hollywood movies. Jackpot is one such movie about a few local con artists in Goa and a big casino owner (referred as the Boss). A cat and mouse game is set off when a big amount of money goes missing from right under the casino owner’s nose. 
Director Kaizad Gustad employs a non-linear narrative structure and though all the knots are unraveled by the finale, the common viewer might lose interest by then as the movie offers very little in the name of entertainment and isn’t engaging either. The director has employed chapters to take the movie forward, on the lines of Tarantino, and they have been named pretty ordinarily. 
Since the setting is Goa and that too during the monsoon season, the visuals are a treat to the eye. A part of the credit for the cool visuals can be attributed to the cinematographer Artur Zurawski’s work.
Most of the actors in the movie just go through the motions, save Bharath who is spunky and energetic as a local Goan dude, with roots in Pondy. His styling and dressing are also attractive. Sachiin Joshi comes across as a very ordinary lead hero. Naseeruddin Shah and Makrand Deshpande are required to put on a display of theatrics and they pull it off with casual ease, given their experience. Naseer’s hair-do is really weird though. 
Now coming to the big pulling factor in Jackpot, Sunny Leone. Yes, she looks as gorgeous and hot as ever and the camera just needs an excuse to showcase her, even if she is standing in the background or if some other actor is in focus in that particular shot. She is a poor actor but flaunts! The striptease scene of her towards the end really sticks out and has been included just for the sake of titillation.
That’s about it with respect to Jackpot, a movie which is boring and has very few moments which really grip you. Though the movie’s structure is interesting on paper and the canvas is pleasing to the eye, the execution is a big downer. The music isn't catchy either. That it lasts for just 92 mins is a relief as you don’t need to endure this one for long.
Verdict: Lackluster flick despite the twists and the Goan visual splendor
( 1.5 / 5.0 )


Jackpot (aka) Jackpot

Jackpot (aka) Jackpot is a Tamil movie with production by Raina Sachiin Joshi, direction by Kaizad Gustad, cinematography by Artur Zurawski. The cast of Jackpot (aka) Jackpot includes Naseeruddin Shah, Sachiin J Joshi, Sunny Leone.