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Jigarthanda (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 August 2014 (India)
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An aspiring director targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally when he gets caught snooping, things hit the fan.

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Karthik Subbaraj
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Siddharth ... Karthik
Bobby Simha ... Assault Sethu (as Simhaa)
Lakshmi Menon ... Kayalvizhi
Nassar ... Mukesh (as Nasser)
Aadukalam Naren ... Sundar (as Narein)
Guru Somasundaram ... Muthu Sir
Karunakaran ... Oorni
Sangili Murugan ... Pottikadai Annachi
Delhi Ganesh ... Karthik's Father
Ambika ... Kayalvizhi's Mother
Sudha Sudha ... Karthik's Mother
Bagavathi Perumal ... Film Unit Member
Rajkumar Rajkumar ... Karthik's Friend
Vinodhini Vaidynathan ... Widowed Woman
Ramachandran Ramachandran ... Rasu
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Storyline

When Karthik is given a task by his producer to come up with a gripping gangster flick infested with heavy dosage of violence, he focuses on Sethu, a ruthless gangster surrounded by quirky yet scary henchmen. Karthik discreetly tries his best to find out about Sethu to develop a film script, but fails miserably in all his attempts. However when he finally gets the chance to gain an insight into Sethu's life, disaster strikes as he gets caught in the mêlée following the discovery of a mole within Sethu's gang. Written by PipingHotViews

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

1 August 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chikkadu Dorakadu See more »

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Budget:

INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 350,000,000
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Dolby Atmos

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Color
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Actor Parthiban was Karthik Subbaraj's first choice for playing Assalt Sethu's Character. See more »

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character in 'movie within movie': Hey are you from Jaihindpuram area?
Special Appearance: Yes!
character in 'movie within movie': Don't you have any girls in your area?
Special Appearance: We have girls in our area.It seems there ain't no guys in your area!
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New genre of movie !
9 August 2014 | by SatiagoManezSee all my reviews

The first thing that anyone can say after watching the movie is that its a new genre of movie.Its a story of an aspiring director who attempts making a action movie on a don's life, decides to follow such a living rowdy and in the attempt gets caught by the group. Till this point the movie is paced with good action, seriousness and leaves the audience in suspense for the interval.

After the interval, the movie has dynamic change in the direction of the story where in the gangster (Assault Sethu) himselves gets interested in the movie on his life and gives all the detail that the director wanted. But what happens after that is completely what you will never expect. The humour has worked out in an extra ordinary way that your hands might pain clapping and ur stomach might pain laughing.

The notable performance by Simhaa (Sethu) is added advantage in the movie. The characterization is so powerful that even after seeing him as a comedian in previous movies, you wouldn't feel it anywhere in the first half.

I can certainly say the movie has all the gripping elements to make the audience to be involved with the script from few mins from beginning till the end. The movie has achieved what was intended and defines to the meaning of the title (Hot-Cool) (First half-Second Half), But you cannot make a clear choice whether it was a complete movie in spite of the efforts put in the climax to justify it. And the most powerfully introduced character gives all the details of his murders as a recording which also adds to contradictory facts.


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