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Jigarthanda (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 1 August 2014 (India)
An aspiring director targets a ruthless gangster because he wants to make a violent gangster film. His discreet attempts to research the gangster fail miserably. Finally when he gets caught snooping, things hit the fan.

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Assault Sethu (as Simhaa)
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Mukesh (as Nasser)
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Sundar (as Narein)
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Muthu Sir
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Sangili Murugan ...
Pottikadai Annachi
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Karthik's Father
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Kayalvizhi's Mother
Sudha ...
Karthik's Mother
Bagavathi Perumal ...
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Rajkumar ...
Karthik's Friend
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Ramachandran ...
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When Karthik is given a task by his producer to come up with a gripping gangster flick infested with heavy dosage of violence, he focuses on Sethu, a ruthless gangster surrounded by quirky yet scary henchmen. Karthik discreetly tries his best to find out about Sethu to develop a film script, but fails miserably in all his attempts. However when he finally gets the chance to gain an insight into Sethu's life, disaster strikes as he gets caught in the mêlée following the discovery of a mole within Sethu's gang. Written by PipingHotViews

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Chikkadu Dorakadu  »

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INR 300,000,000 (estimated)
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Initially actor Vijay Sethupathi was approached to do the antagonist role. But he rejected the offer since he is busy with his schedule. See more »

Quotes

character in 'movie within movie': Hey are you from Jaihindpuram area?
Special Appearance: Yes!
character in 'movie within movie': Don't you have any girls in your area?
Special Appearance: We have girls in our area.It seems there ain't no guys in your area!
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References Scarface (1983) See more »

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Dhesayum Izhandhene
Produced by Santhosh Narayanan
Written by Pradeep Kumar
Performed by Santhosh Narayanan & Meenakshi Iyer
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Really loved the cinematography of Jigarthanda.
7 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Really loved the cinematography of Jigarthanda. Visual Compositions have huge connect with each and every scene and Colors are brilliantly used. Its really mind-blowing experience.

Read this article in the Hindu Newpaper and you know why Gavemic U Ary cinematographer of Jigarthanda movie is so special.

Two creative decisions were made before the shooting began. "There are two houses that are featured a lot," says Gavemic. "Siddharth and Karunakaran (the hero and his sidekick) live in one, while Bobby Simha (the gangster and antagonist) lives in the other." It was a fairly simple decision to stick to primary colors for the former, due to the contrast of Siddharth's fair skin and Karunakaran's dark complexion. "We decided to do away with red, as we found it too harsh for the film, and chose to use only blue and green," he says. This explains why the curtains and the borders of the door in Karunakaran's house are green and the wall, blue. "We naturally opted for dark colors in the gangster's house. It was my decision to make the curtains white though, as I didn't want the audience to be distracted by too much color."


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