Good Luck Sakhi Movie Review: Bad luck follows

Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor’s film, “Good Luck Sakhi” starring Keerthy Suresh in the lead role and Aadhi Pinisetty, Jagapathi Babu in supporting roles has hit the screens. Let’s see how it fares at box-office.


Set in a remote village in Anantapuram district, “Good Luck Sakhi” opens with the character establishment of a girl named Sakhi (Keerthy Suresh), who is certified as a bad luck lady by the villagers. In the meantime, a military Colonel (Jagapathi Babu) comes to the same village to identify sharpshooters and train them for the nation. Through Goli Seenu (Aadhi Pinishetty), the Colonel comes to know about Sakhi’s shooting skills and decides to train her in the sport. How will Sakhi emerge as a champion in the sharpshooting game under the training of Colonel forms the main plot of the film.


Bollywood filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor directs “Good Luck Sakhi”. Though the director’s basic idea of projecting that hard work never fails and luck factor has nothing to do in one’s life is good, the lack of strong presentation and plain screenplay stands tall as the demerits. The key character establishment scenes in the first half are not showcased in a proper manner which is also a minus point for the film. For instance, there is no proper detailing regarding Jagapathi Babu’s character exploring hidden talents in the remote areas due to which the entire theme of the film lacks emotional connectivity and depth in the proceedings. If Nagesh would have worked on the detailing part, the result would have been much better.

To summerise, “Good Luck Sakhi” is a sports drama that lacks strong characterisations and a gripping presentation. Despite good performances from all the key characters, the dull and predictable proceedings make “Good Luck Sakhi” a disappointing watch.


Keerthy Suresh is a major plus for the film as she literally involved in the given character and delivered a convincing performance. Be it her transformation as a village belle or as a sharpshooter in the second half proceedings, ‘Mahanati’ actress is impressive and tried to justify the character with her acting capabilities. Jagapathi Babu as a coach is okay with his usual acting. Though JB has earlier done this kind of role earlier, his screen presence brings depth to a few key scenes in both halves. Aadhi Pinishetty is okay in his given role which was not designed in a proper manner. Rahul Ramakrishna gave a decent performance in an alcoholic role. Other artists who played supporting roles are okay in their respective characters.


The cinematography by Chirantan Das is alright as he showcased the rustic village atmosphere nicely. His framing and lighting setup for a few key scenes adds realistic flavour to the film. Music by Devi Sri Prasad is okay as all the songs are audible on the screen. His background is decent at parts but somewhere missed his mark. Editing by Sreekar Prasad is good as he kept the film’s runtime within the limits. Production design work is adequate and so is the case with the production values for this tight budget film.