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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Karthik
... Assault Sethu (as Simhaa)
... Kayalvizhi
... Mukesh (as Nasser)
... Sundar (as Narein)
... Muthu Sir
... Oorni
Sangili Murugan ... Pottikadai Annachi
... Karthik's Father
... Kayalvizhi's Mother
Sudha ... Karthik's Mother
Bagavathi Perumal ... Film Unit Member
Rajkumar ... Karthik's Friend
Vinodhini Vaidynathan ... Widowed Woman
Ramachandran ... Rasu
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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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1 August 2014 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Chikkadu Dorakadu  »

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INR 300,000,000 (estimated)

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INR 350,000,000
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Initially actor Vijay Sethupathi was approached for "Sethu" character and Bobby Simha was to do the role of "Karthik".. 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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References Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu (2006) See more »

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Ding Dong
Produced by Santhosh Narayanan
Written by Arun Raja & Mose
Performed by Arun Raja & Mose
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Must Drink It!!!
6 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

For now, the first movie review I am giving in a written text. I was badly in need to say someone about the movie Jikardhanda and here goes.

I never know it tasted , but this movie means it should be awesome. When there were too much of commercial movies with same kind of punch dialogs, mass hero entry, unwanted songs and hero bringing the Villain down this movie Stands as an unique piece. You will never see a "already- seen- this-scene" effect.There are unexpected twists back to back. A gangster movie with perfect characterization and apt choice of characters.You could see most of Black and Yellow shades scene on the screen which highlights the City Madurai. A Villain can be a hero is the theme and this couldn't have been perfectly done by anyone else other than Simha. His Madurai slang and Body language depicted how a real gangster would look like.He lived the character. Siddarth the so called hero also played his part well. All actors have put on so much of effort to drag you inside the movie without making us give even a small neck turn. The first half is more of Hollywood Style and Black Comedy. Second half is full of humor which at times makes you miss a wit while you were hell laughing. Santhosh Narayanan BGM and Songs gave the life to the movie. He is one of the best music director of India in the recent. Karthik has given a treat better than Pizza. Everyone will surely like his South Indian delicious. Hats off. Overall worth the cost with 10 on 10 and yes you can pay more than that. Yes I am going to watch again.


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