The Late Review -Jigarthanda

First Let me get Straight to the point.
This Movie is really great.

GO get the tickets.
But oh. it is late. Download it. It is really really good.
A class apart from your classic movies.

And this post is full of spoilers.

For every movie, the spine would be its story. Where the characters revolve around the plot, which is entwined by the music and the direction. The direction includes every aspect of the film technically, like the cinematography, the  lighting, the effects, the set etc etc.

Now a Great movie would satisfy those above three lines properly. And that movie is your Jigathanda.

Jigarthanda starts with an aspiring young director, promptly named Karthik Subbramani, who is given the task of directing a bloody and gory Gangster movie. So to write this story he searches for real life gangsters. With his sources he finds one such named Sethu in the all-famed Madurai. How the director gets the information and how he falls into his own doing is the movie’s gist.
The female lead Kayal (Lakshmi Menon) serves as the necessary evil and love in the movie.

The portrayal of Bobby Simha as Assault Sethu is done in a way you’d not expect him to be.
As an actor He is relatively new to us but as this Sethu Character he has already established himself very much.

This movie is laden with plot twist classic cult moments you expect from a Gangster flick.
But one thing this movie has unlike other gangster flick is its Unique way of Plagiarism or adaptation.
I feel that this movie had the style of Sergio leone or Quentin Tarantino in filmography and music.
Especially the interval scene and the music preceding it, though it was stunning, looked like something out from a Tarantino movie.

But it was enticing to see someone use those tricks in South Indian cinemas rather than copying a whole film for no good.
The Music by Santhosh Narayan is Ecstatic and rebellious. the background score for Sethu is done perfectly and in an unconventional manner.

Karunakaran as Karthik’s friend has done his role excellently and how it was expected from him.
The uncanny appearance of Vijay sethupathy is Sleek and surprising.
Anthe support characters have done superbly well with a special mention about Guru Somasundharam as the Acting Trainer.
This movie has some of those dialogues which would stand out for years to come.
The betrayal of a goon, the deaths, the music, the transformation of the Sethu, is all overwhelming as the movie ends.
You’d really want another movie like this.

Can we expect more quality films like these from Karthik Subbaraj in future?
Lets hope.

~Adi uthavura maari annan thambi kuda uthavathu


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