While the original was set in Chennai, Good Luck Jerry sees Kapoor playing a young girl from Bihar who has come to Punjab in the hope of making a livelihood. When her mother is diagnosed with lung cancer, Jerry finds herself navigating back alleys and negotiating with drug peddlers. No one suspects her. As Jerry herself puts it, "Hum jitne dikhte hain, utne hai nahi" (I'm not as helpless as I look). Demure in her salwaar-kameez, the apple-cheeked Jerry is seen carrying a backpack (presumably full of cocaine) right past an unsuspecting cop. It's when Jerry lands herself a truckload of cocaine that the real fun starts.
The trailer also offers glimpses of Deepak Dobriyal, Mita Vashisht and Sushant Singh in pivotal roles. Plus, there is a sneak peek at the places where the Good Luck Jerry gang manage to hide drugs (inside fish; under Maggi noodles packed in a tiffin box; in a public toilet that's so filthy, you'll probably get a UTI by just looking at it).
Good Luck Jerry seems to be faithful to Nelson's original including the quirky tone, humour, music and visual aesthetic. Kolamaavu Kokila cemented Nayanthara's stature as a solo movie star in the male-dominated Tamil film industry and Kapoor will be hoping Good Luck Jerry does the same for her.
Directed by Siddharth Sen and produced by Subaskaran Allirajah, Aanand L Rai and Mahaveer Jain, Good Luck Jerry releases on Disney+ Hotstar on June 29.