The trailer for Dhanush’s highly anticipated movie Jagame Thandiram was released on Tuesday. Written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film features Dhanush as a Tamil gangster with global ambitions.
Dhanush passes the trailer and stars as Suruli, who appears to be a vibrant character. He also has a huge fondness for violence, mind games and of course seems to have a great sense of humor. We also get a glimpse of Hollywood actor James Cosmo, making his debut in the Indian film industry with the film. James Cosmo plays a London-based mob boss, who stands between Suruli and his ambition.
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Jagame Thandiram was set to hit the screens last May. But the coronavirus outbreak forced the filmmakers to postpone it indefinitely. The team had always maintained that the film was made for a cinema experience and they had no plans for an immediate OTT release.
However, everyone was surprised when producer S Sashikanth of Y Not Studio decided to miss the theatrical window and announced that it would be released on Netflix on June 18.
Sashikanth’s decision negatively impacted his relationship with Dhanush as they both reportedly don’t talk to each other. So much so that Dhanush avoided all kinds of promotional activities for the movie. In fact, Dhanush even joined the social media campaign, backed by his fans, to put pressure on Sashikanth to pull out of the direct-to-home release with Netflix.
“I am hoping for the theatrical release of Jagame Thandiram, as are the theater owners, exhibitors, distributors, cinema buffs and especially my fans. Fingers crossed (sic), ”Dhanush had tweeted at the time.
Sashikanth, however, remained firm in his decision. And in retrospect, it seems like a shrewd phone call. The producer may have concluded that the risks of releasing Jagame Thandiram in theaters outweighed the benefits. It’s safe to assume that due to the pandemic, the film earned well below its potential at the box office. And the theatrical run could have been cut short due to the aggressive second wave since April.
Jagame Thandhiram also has Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan and Joju George.