Karthik Subbaraj-directed Jigarthanda DoubleX - with Raghava Lawrence and SJ Suryah in the lead - is streaming on Netflix, after a three-week theatrical run
Noted filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj’s Diwali hit Jigarthanda DoubleX has finally been released on Netflix. Streaming on the OTT platform from today (December 8), the action drama stars Raghava Lawrence and SJ Suryah. Despite receiving positive reviews from critics, the movie did face fierce competition from Karthi’s Japan at the box office. Nevertheless, Jigarthanda DoubleX emerged as a Diwali blockbuster. It’s the sequel to the 2014 blockbuster Jigarthanda, which was also helmed by Karthik.
Jigarthanda DoubleX now streaming on Netflix
Jigarthanda DoubleX, which hit the cinemas on November 10 coinciding with Diwali, is now available for streaming on Netflix. The makers had earlier reportedly revealed that the sequel turned out to be more expensive compared to the first film.
Jigarthanda DoubleX’s plot and cast
Akin to the first movie, the sequel also narrates the story of an aspiring filmmaker, who tries to make a movie with a real-life gangster. The plot of Jigarthanda DoubleX, however, is set in 1970s Madurai. The film adapts the Western action comedy style. The movie also features Shine Tom Chacko, Nimisha Sajayan, Naveen Chandra, Sathyan and Aravind Akash, among others, in supporting roles.
The Karthik Subbaraj directorial beats Karthi’s Japan to become a Diwali hit
Diwali 2023 witnessed both Karthi’s Japan and Raghava Lawrence-SJ Suryah starrer Jigarthanda DoubleX competing at the box office, with the latter taking over the former. Jigarthanda DoubleX collected ₹2.96 crore on its opening day, and went on to mint approximately ₹66 crore, after successfully running in the theatres for three weeks. Japan, on the other hand, earned ₹2.4 crore on Day 1 and failed to lure many viewers to the cinemas thereafter.
Karthik Subbaraj’s latest OTT releases
Karthik’s last two films Jagame Thandhiram and Mahaan - starring Dhanush and Chiyaan Vikram, respectively - have made their way to OTT directly, owing to the pandemic. The Kollywood director had earlier revealed that despite his best efforts, he couldn’t stop the producers from streaming these films directly on OTT platforms.