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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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Box Office

Budget:

INR300,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,274
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Dolby Atmos

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Color
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Trivia

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

Quotes

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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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Paandinaattu Kodi
Produced by Santhosh Narayanan
Written by Anthony Dasan
Performed by Anthony Dasan
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Really loved the cinematography of Jigarthanda.
7 August 2014 | by imjevanSee all my reviews

Really loved the cinematography of Jigarthanda. Visual Compositions have huge connect with each and every scene and Colors are brilliantly used. Its really mind-blowing experience.

Read this article in the Hindu Newpaper and you know why Gavemic U Ary cinematographer of Jigarthanda movie is so special.

Two creative decisions were made before the shooting began. "There are two houses that are featured a lot," says Gavemic. "Siddharth and Karunakaran (the hero and his sidekick) live in one, while Bobby Simha (the gangster and antagonist) lives in the other." It was a fairly simple decision to stick to primary colors for the former, due to the contrast of Siddharth's fair skin and Karunakaran's dark complexion. "We decided to do away with red, as we found it too harsh for the film, and chose to use only blue and green," he says. This explains why the curtains and the borders of the door in Karunakaran's house are green and the wall, blue. "We naturally opted for dark colors in the gangster's house. It was my decision to make the curtains white though, as I didn't want the audience to be distracted by too much color."


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