OTT Review: Dhanush Jagame Thandhiram

Dhanush Jagame Thandhiram Review and rating

Film: Dhanush Jagame Thandhiram Review
Rating : 2.5/5
Starring : Dhanush, James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George
Director : Karthik Subbaraj
Producer : S. Sashikanth
Cinematography : Shreyaas Krishna
Music : Santhosh Narayanan
Editor : Vivek Harshan

Tamil star Dhanush and director Karthik Subbaraj’s  crime drama, Jagame Thandhiram, has lastly had its digital premiere on Netflix earlier at present amid plenty of hype and expectations.


Suruli (Dhanush) is a reckless and flamboyant gangster in Madurai. He additionally runs a small resort. He lands himself in hassle after he kills an individual. Suruli’s boss asks him to go underground till the stress eases.

That’s when Suruli is approached by a few henchmen from London to unearth a neighborhood gangster named Sivadas (Joju George). Suruli heads to London and joins his new boss Peter (James Cosmo), who’s vehemently towards immigrants.

Whereas chasing down Sivadas and his gang, Suruli falls in love with Athila (Aishwarya Lekshmi) and proposes to her. Quickly, Suruli faces the murky actuality of the immigrants and their many years lengthy battle for identification. Will Suruli oppose his boss Peter and struggle for the immigrants? It’s a must to watch the film to know the remainder of the story.

Plus Factors

Dhanush because the flamboyant village youth who lands in London shines in his role. The truth is, he shoulders the complete movie together with his spirited efficiency. He’s at full ease within the Madurai in addition to the London episodes. He’s easy in dances and fights, as regular.

Acclaimed Malayalam actor Joju George as soon as once more provides a commendable efficiency and makes a putting impression. Sport of Thrones fame James Cosmo’s presence provides depth to the movie. Malayalam actress Aishwarya Lekshmi is elegant and emotes properly in her role of a singer. Different actors too make their presence felt of their given roles.

Minus Factors

Lackluster script and screenplay are the principle drawbacks of Jagame Thandhiram. After beginning off the movie on an attention-grabbing be aware, and following it up with an attractive Madurai episode, writer and director Karthik Subbaraj slows down the proceedings when the story heads again to London.

Too many characters, incoherent characterisations, particularly for the female leads, and pointless scene setups act as roadblocks to the narrative. As a result, the movie’s important goal of highlighting the immigrants plight is lost in translation.

Technical Features

Acclaimed Tamil composer Santhosh Narayanan’s blazing background rating is likely one of the important highlights of Jagame Thandhiram. A few songs, Rakita Rakita and the title monitor Suruli, stand out from the remainder of the album. Cinematography too takes a serious credit score for making JT look top-class and classy. Shreyaas captures the London underbelly fairly properly. The primary plotline of the movie and the wealthy production values are the opposite highlights of JT.


Sadly, Jagame Thandhiram guarantees rather a lot with its distinctive storyline that’s by no means been explored in Tamil Cinema and the star forged, however finally ends up delivering too little. The movie clearly falls short of the high expectations it has set previous to its release and finally ends up as disappointments of this year. Dhanush’s energetic efficiency will impress his followers, however the snail-paced narration will take a look at your persistence. Do maintain your expectations low if you’re planning to look at this motion drama this weekend.


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