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Jigarthanda DoubleX Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Friday, November 10, 2023 • Tamil ]
Jigarthanda DoubleX Review
Banner:
Stone Bench Films
Cast:
Raghava Lawrence, SJ Suryah
Direction:
Karthik Subbaraj
Production:
Kaarthekeyen Santhanam, Kathiresan
Music:
Santhosh Narayanan

Jigarthanda DoubleX Movie Review

'Jigarthanda Double X' showcases the versatile talents of Raghava Lawrence and SJ.Suryah, both acclaimed for their dynamic performances. Under the direction of the talented Karthik Subbaraj, the film has generated significant excitement, drawing eager anticipation from audiences eager to experience this cinematic venture on the big screen. Get ready for a riveting cinematic journey with the combination of stellar performances and Karthik Subbaraj's directorial finesse in 'Jigarthanda Double X'.

Story:

Set against the backdrop of 1975, "Jigarthanda Double X" unfolds a power struggle between two influential figures: film star turned politician Jayakrishna (portrayed by Shine Tom Chacko) and a rival politician determined to thwart Jayakrishna's film endeavors. The latter seeks the aid of his brother, a DSP (Naveen Chandra), to further his agenda.

The DSP employs intimidation tactics, targeting individuals like Krupa (played by SJ Surya), whose dreams of becoming an SI are shattered due to a prison sentence. Krupa endeavors to take down the notorious criminal Alias Ceaser (brought to life by Raghava Lawrence). The subsequent events that transpire form the core of the narrative, driving the story forward.

Jigarthanda DoubleX Movie Review

Analysis:

Karthik Subbaraj, known for the cult classic "Jigarthanda," raised expectations with the sequel, "Jigarthanda Double X." The narrative kicks off with an intense and aggressive introduction of the main characters, but unfortunately, the storytelling falters, leaving viewers puzzled and testing their patience. The film gains momentum in the second half, delivering powerful scenes and emotional depth, redeeming itself to some extent.

However, the slow pacing of the film undoes much of its potential. The Telugu dubbing and the songs end up being more of an irritant to the audience, detracting from the experience. The story, screenplay, and direction fall short of the mark, appearing more routine than exceptional. Amidst these setbacks, Raghava Lawrence shines brightly in the role of Alias Ceaser, delivering a terrific performance. His portrayal, encompassing style, swag, dialogue delivery, and emotional depth, surprises everyone, capturing the essence of the character. While SJ Suryah performs well, he often plays second fiddle to Raghava Lawrence.

Shine Tom Chacko and Naveen Chandra contribute with intense expressions, while other actors like Nimisha Sajayan, Sathyan, Aravind Akash, Ilavarasu, and Bava Chelladurai deliver according to their roles.

Jigarthanda DoubleX Movie Review

Santosh Narayanan's background music stands out as thumping and breathtaking, elevating the scenes to a higher level. Thirunavukkarasu's cinematography adds extravagance to the visual appeal, while the film maintains commendable production values.

Verdict:

"Jigarthanda Double X" captivated audiences with its intriguing teaser and trailer, generating considerable excitement. Despite these promising glimpses, Karthik Subbaraj's film faltered in delivering robust characterizations, leading to the underutilization of several talented actors. While the narrative briefly touched upon the adivasi issue, the film suffered due to a lack of a compelling script and a screenplay that lacked intensity and impact, ultimately undermining its potential.

Rating: 2.5 / 5.0

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