The trailer of one of the most-awaited Tamil film Jagame Thandiram was released today, which features Dhanush in the role of a Madurai-based witty gangster. The film has been written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj.
Jagame Thandhiram, marks the first collaboration between Karthik Subbaraj and Dhanush, will premiere June 18 on Netflix.
The trailer introduces Dhanush as Suruli, a lively and witty gangster from Madurai with a taste for violence and mind games. He travels to London to lock horns with a local gangster, played by Hollywood actor James Cosmo of Game of Thrones fame. James Cosmo plays the role of a London-based mafia boss and shares a bitter relationship with Suruli. The film has been predominantly shot in London apart from a few other places in the UK.
On the completion of the project, Dhanush had tweeted: “That’s a wrap for D 40. One of the quickest films I have done. It was a pleasure to work with such a quirky, sensible and visionary filmmaker like Karthik Subbaraj. This one is going to be special.”
Jagame Thandiram was supposed to hit the screens last April. But it was postponed indefinitely because of the outbreak of the coronavirus. Dhanush and rest of the initially maintained that the film was made for a big-screen experience and they had no plans for a direct OTT release. However, the producer S Sashikanth of Y Not Studio decided to release it on Netflix.
Miffed with this decision, Dhanush distanced himself from the film’s promotion and has not been in talking terms with the producer. In fact, Dhanush even joined the social media campaign backed by his fans to put pressure on the producer to pull out from the direct-to-home release with Netflix.
“I am hoping for the theatrical release of Jagame Thandiram like the theatre owners, exhibitors, distributors, cinema lovers and most of all my fans. Fingers crossed,” Dhanush had tweeted at the time.
Here’s what Dhanush tweeted today along with the trailer link –
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) June 1, 2021
Jagame Thandhiram stars Dhanush, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George and James Cosmo, who is making his debut in the Indian film industry with the movie.
Watch the trailer here –