Karthik Subbaraj’s Jagame Thandhiram comes throughout as a really formidable movie about immigrant politics. Sadly, what it finally ends up being, regardless of its promising premise, is a convuluted gangster drama a couple of native goon, Suruli from Madurai, performed effortlessly by Dhanush.
Jagame Thandhiram opens in London, the place a key member of an area gang, headed by a person named Peter, is killed by member of a rival gang, headed by Sivadoss, an immigrant from Sri Lanka who’s step by step strengthening his grip over the town. Peter employs Suruli (who will get a gallery-pleasing introduction stretch in Madurai) to assist him deal with Sivadoss.
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At almost three hours lengthy, the movie is a chore to sit down by means of. Jagame Thandhiram by no means takes itself critically, nevertheless it desires to debate some urgent issues, just like the state of immigrants, notably the Sri Lankan Tamils who’re preventing to be accepted in Britain. This can be a noble concept, however what’s the purpose of getting an important concept when a movie can’t maintain you invested for many of its working time.
Regardless of Dhanush’s earnest efforts, Suruli is not somebody you may simply root for. He seems to be largely self-centered, and all it takes to remodel him right into a extra endearing character is one sob story concerning the Tamils in Sri Lanka. Karthik Subbaraj tried to tug a Kabali with Dhanush however he disappoints, huge time.
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The casting can be one of many the explanation why the movie doesn’t fairly work. Many of the overseas actors really feel completely misplaced. James Cosmo will get just a few first rate scenes, and he is the movie different stand-out performer, moreover Dhanush. Joju George is majorly miscast as Sivadoss, and hardly makes any impression. The movie’s modifying performs spoilsport; it’s chopped and stitched collectively in a means that some scenes completely make no sense.
Director – Karthik Subbaraj
Solid – Dhanush, Joju George, James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Sarath Ravi, Kalaiarasan