Director Kalyaan, who presented a fairly convincing laughter ride in ‘Gulebagavali’, has almost come up with its sequel in ‘Jackpot’, which has Jyothika and Revathy in lead roles.
Like ‘Gulebagavali’, ‘Jackpot’ too carries a similar theme and the same character Maasha (played by Revathy in ‘Arangetra Velai’ and ‘Gulebagavali’) and tickles well the funny bone of the audience.
Akshaya (Jyothika) and Maasha (Revathy) are con women. The latter is the godmother of the former and both lead a happy life by cheating others. They also help the needy.
One day, they fight with an Inspector and this leads them to jail. Inside the prison, they meet an elderly woman who tells them that she had buried a magical vessel (like Akshaya Pathram) inside the house of a local politician and businessman Manasthan (Anandaraj).
After coming out of jail, Akshaya and Maasha decide to take the vessel out at any cost and hatch a plan to achieve their mission. They also take the help of two more (‘Naan Kadavul’ Rajendran and Yogi Babu).
The rest is all about whether Akshaya and Maasha are able to take the magical vessel, which multiplies everything that is dropped inside, out of the house of the politician or not.
Jyothika, who was hitherto seen in serious roles, is terrific in this mass hero type character and simply shines. Revathy is energetic and adds immense value.
While ‘Naan Kadavul’ Rajendran, Yogi Babu, Kingsley and Thangadurai perform well, it is Anandaraj who walks away with the cake with his excellent performance.
Vishal Chandrasekhar’s background score and cinematography by RS Anandakumar provide the colorful and vibrant mood to the film. You can enjoy the film if you go to theatre by forgetting the most important thing- logic.