Movie Review: Jackpot (2013)

Box Office: TBA

Jackpot is a fast-paced thriller con, with sharp comic one-liners and crazy characters, set entirely in Goa against the backdrop of casino boats.

The film goes back and forth in time, capturing one Goan monsoon of Full Jhol. It’s a card game between the players in the con. Who will come out Aces and who will end up being the Joker?

An amateur gang of young Goans plan the perfect con – no nuksaan, no pareshan. However, all good plans often…

It doesn’t take long for them to discover that a reverse con has been played back on them – by the very people they were trying to con.

In doing so, the five members of the gang split and start suspecting each other. After all, when there is cash in a briefcase, and a beautiful woman with a gun, things tend to go horribly wrong.

The world of the lazy Goa backwaters is pitted against the world of the non-stop Goa casinos, where night can be day.

This is an ideal breeding ground, where all kind of cons can find a suitable home. This is Jackpot -The Casino. The largest ship in the harbour. And we’re open 24×7.

Con artists are most welcome to try…

Jackpot: Trust. Greed.Sex.Money.Poker.River.

This is The Full Jhol.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 ” JACKPOT proves to be an interesting watch with a sharp and clever second half.”
Bollywood Hungama
Average Reviews
Negative Reviews
2.0 “Jackpot’s few redeeming factors here is that it moves along quickly. “
Times Of India
1.5 “What doesn’t change is the way the director leaches all the it’s-so-bad-it’s-great from his story, and replaces it with dullness.”
0.5 “Jackpot is only about money and cleavage!”
0.5 “Noire film with boring twists in the tale.”
Zee News
0.5 “Kaizad Gustad’s Jackpot is best forgotten.”
0.0 “JACKPOT has no plot. It’s just slamming of scenes together.”

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