Starring : Dhanush, James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George and others
Director : Karthik Subbaraj
Producer : S. Sashikanth
Cinematography : Shreyaas Krishna
Music : Santhosh Narayanan
Editor : Vivek Harshan
Release date : June 18, 2021
Karthick Subbaraj is a top director and he has now teamed up with Dhanush for a film called Jagame Thandiram. The film is now streaming on Netflix and, read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
Suruli(Dhanush) is a local gangster in Madurai. After committing a murder, he gets a chance to gun down one more gangster in London. To escape the case in India, he heads to London. There, he starts working for Peter(James Cosmo) who is against the immigrant culture in London. Very soon, things change and Suruli takes charge of the immigrant problems and handles them alone. How he does that is the basic story of the film.
Dhanush as Suruli is top-notch. It is his show till the end and one can watch the film only for him. The star hero plays the local don and has given a great performance in all the London episodes as well. Malayalam actor, Joju George has once again done a good job in the film. Game of Thrones fame James Cosmo’s presence adds depth to the film. Malayalam actress Aishwarya Lekshmi is elegant and emotes well in her role as a singer.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is the weak script by Karthik Subbaraj. The story has absolutely no meat in it and this spoils the fun. Such stories have come a lot in the past and in this film, the backdrop has changed that’s it. Too many characters, incoherent characterizations, especially for the female leads, and pointless scene setups act as roadblocks to the narrative.
The narration is weak and things look good only when Dhanush comes into the scene. But once he is not there, the story wanders here and there. Santhosh Narayanan’s blazing background score is one of the main highlights of Jagame Thandhiram.
Shreyas captures the London underbelly quite well. Things do not have any weight after a point as the film suffers from weak scenes time and again. In a nutshell, Jagame Thadiram is a boring and outdated film from Dhanush.
Bottom Line – Makes you fall asleep