Jagame Thandhiram Movie Review : Dhanush starrer Gangster Drama in London Street

Jagame Thandhiram movie review
Jagame Thandhiram poster (Photo from Netflix India’s Twitter)

This Netflix Original action drama Movie “Jagame Thandhiram” directed by Karthik Subbaraj whose journey is truly inspirational from short filmmaker in 2011 to directing film with Superstar Rajinikanth and now creating a big scale Indian film with Dhanush which releases in 190+ countries and Dubbed in 70 languages. In Jagame Thandhiram movie review plot focuses on nomadic gangster that finds himself caught between two conflicting gangs in London Street. One gang lead with Tamil immigrant and other gang lead by proud white British man and in this process the film tries to showcase the individual struggle of finding home. Karthik Subbaraj stated that what start him to make gangster film dealing with conflict between two fractions progress to shift London not for fancy location but to identify so many people who don’t have privilege to calling anything there home.   

What is good and bad aspects of Jagame Thandhiram movie review? Ignorance and Identity, there is an assumption especially in majority of India the Tamil people only hails from tamilnadu in India. This film breaks this ignorant notion by showcasing the story of Tamil migrant that had to find their identity and restart life all over again and various paths all over the globe. This represents individual from srilanka who saw immense tragedy during civil war and fled to various nations hoping, praying and seeking that government can acknowledge their existence and call some place home. In Jagame Thandhiram movie review, this film successfully brings in the forefront the debate around the country stance of refugee and their identity. Foreign Actors, it is also seem as the most of foreign actors put forth such stiff performances while sat in London the true English man performance by Peter Sprott was true to his legacy.

The Second half of movie is Technically Exceptional the music composed by Santosh Narayan complement this film so well and the background score to several action sequences well perform and executed especially one when Suruli run in the corridor with the make shift bomb. In Jagame thandhiram movie review, the Song that describe the Shivadass attitude and the way his gang function also was such an innovative take and solidify the fact that music integrated well into the storyline. I fell in love with editing of this film as well by Vivek Harshad who introduced the primary character like avatar fighting one v/s one game. The cinematography and colour grading by Shreyaas Krishna and Suresh Ravi respectfully also stands out.         

In Jagame thandhiram movie review, the Writing is one of the main reasons why this film is eventually become the one time watch or above an average gangster film because it resort the tropes that we have already seen. The family drama, romantic storyline and the impact in the Character like Suruli takes in the direction that we can see the miles away. The second half has this abrupt tonal shift which is educational for many but it impact on the protagonist is so fast just through a dramatic speech that take away the momentum of why we were loving the ruthless attitude of a man in a first place. The use of flashbacks and vision of trauma utilize to make the Suruli the man of conscience.

Jagame Thandhiram Cast and Their Characters

Dhanush
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James Cosmo
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Joju George
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Aishwarya Lekshmi
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Kalaiyarasan

The star cast of Jagame Thandhiram movie are Dhanush as Suruli, James Cosmo as Peter Sprott, Aishwarya Lekshmi as Attila, Kalaiyarasan as Dheepan, Joju George as Sivadoss, Sanchana Natrajan as Valli, Vadivukkarasi as Manimegalai, Deepak Paramesh as Dharani, Sharath Ravi as Vicky, Ramachandran Durairaj as Ram, Soundara Raja as Paraman, Muthukumar as Rajan, Gajaraj as Murugesan, Ashwanth Ashok Kumar as Theeran, Decca Heggie as Peters Henchman and Atul Sharma as London Businessman.

In Jagame thandhiram movie review, Suruli plays by Dhanush is also good when he is unhinged ruthless killer in first half of a movie but the abrupt transition of this film to making suddenly sympathetic loving man who repent for his sins all because of romance that really takes away from the initially invested.

London Crime Lord James Cosmo plays by Peter Sprott, a veteran Scottish actor. In Jagame thandhiram movie review, James character is Nasty, Unapologetic, Racist and good with this landscape of a film which showcase the white proud gangster Leader.  

Sivadoss plays by Joju George is truly exceptional in this film probably the best part of the movie. He command with such an intimidate presence with baritone voice and causal body language. In Jagame thandhiram movie review, Sivadoss, a Srilankan Tamil underworld boss who smuggles arms and gold in order to fund. He also fights for immigrant laws in London where he goes against peter.

Release Date and Rating of Jagame Thandhiram

Jagame Thandhiram is set to be released on 18 June 2021 in Netflix streaming platform with 17 languages. Viewers from around the world can watch the movie in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Neutral), Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese.

Critic Rating :
3/5

The action packed thriller movie Jagame Thandhiram is rated 3 stars rating from Critic review point. In Jagame Thandhiram movie review, this film showcase Suruli, a reckless gangster journey from Madurai to London based on politically affluent gang leader peter and his men who try to taking down the illegal underworld operations of Sivadoss and his men who smuggles illegals weapons and rinsing in power of London.

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