Written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, Jigarthanda DoubleX stars Raghava Lawrence and SJ Suryah in the lead roles, with Nimisha Sajayan in the female lead.
The teaser of filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj's upcoming movie Jigarthanda DoubleX was released on Monday. The top stars of South Indian cinema, Dhanush, Mahesh Babu, Duqluer Salmaan and Rakshit Shetty, came together to unveil an explosive teaser in multiple languages.
Written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the movie stars Raghava Lawrence and SJ Suryah in the lead roles, with Nimisha Sajayan in the female lead.
Jigarthanda DoubleX teaser review
Judging from the teaser, it seems Karthik has retained the narrative framework of Jigarthanda for its sequel. The 2009 cult classic revolved around an aspiring filmmaker shadowing a notorious real-life gangster in search of a compelling crime story. However, the plot takes a captivating turn when the gangster expresses a desire to collaborate with the filmmaker and create a biographical film about his life. He willingly shares intimate details of his most significant criminal exploits, but there's a twist – the gangster insists on taking a starring role in the movie as well.
Similarly, in Jigarthanda DoubleX, a director, played by SJ Suryah, sets out to make a drama with a gangster, played by Raghava Lawrence. Set against the backdrop of the 1970s and drawing inspiration from Hollywood Western drama motifs, the film boasts elements such as a rugged wilderness setting where the rules of civilization hold no sway, a formidable and unyielding gangster who defies convention, as well as retro fashion, vintage cars, firearms, analogue cameras, and intense emotional dynamics. The filmmakers promise a memorable 'Pandyaa Westren,' a clever wordplay combining 'pan-India' and 'Western'.
Karthik seems to have whipped up a thrilling ride that reflects on the pains and pleasures of the art of filmmaking.
Besides writing and directing, Karthik has also bankrolled Jigarthanda DoubleX under his own banner Stone Bench Films. The movie is set to arrive in cinemas this year during the Deepavali festival.