Jigarthanda (2014) [Tamil ](2014)

Jigarthanda (2014) [Tamil] (2014)

Film Name Jigarthanda (2014)
Genre Action
Director Karthik Subbaraj
Producer(s) Kathiresan
Music Director Santhosh Narayanan
Lead Cast See Full Cast
Release Date 01 August 2014 (India)
Movie Budget 30 Cr. (Estimated)
Box Office Collection 100 Cr. Approximately (Worldwide)
Rating IMDB: 8.2    Bollywood Product: 7   

Jigarthanda (2014) [Film] Synopsis

Jigarthanda is a Tamil-language Action-Comedy-Thriller film released on 1 August 2014. The film received commercial success and paved the way for its remake.

The 2023 Tamil film Jigarthanda Double X is the prequel to the 2014 Tamil film Jigarthanda.

Jigarthanda was remade in Kannada under the same title, in Telugu as Gaddalakonda Ganesh starring Varun Tej and Pooja Hegde. The 2022 Hindi film Bachchhan Paandey is also a remake of Jigarthanda (2014). Bachchhan Paandey features Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, and Jacqueline Fernandez in pivotal roles.

Cast and Crew


Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon, and Karunakaran play pivotal roles in Jigarthanda. Vijay Sethupathi plays a dual role, young Sethu and a cameo as himself.

The film also features Guru Somasundaram, Sangili Murugan, Senthil Kumaran, Aadukalam Naren, Soundararaja, and many other actors.

Nassar, Aadukalam Murugadoss, Anthony Daasan, Nalan Kumarasamy, and Vetrimaaran make guest appearances, whereas Baba Bhaskar makes a special appearance in the song Baby.


  1. Karthik Subbaraj - Director
  2. Karthik Subbaraj - Writer
  3. Kathiresan - Producer
  4. Santhosh Narayanan - Music Director
  5. Gavemic U. Ary - Cinematographer
  6. Vivek Hasrshan - Film Editor

Movie Plot

Karthik Subramani, a short filmmaker, dreams of making a feature film. Sundar (Aadukalam Naren), a film producer, offers Karthik to make a film during a talent search programme. Sundar gives the offer because his rival competitor Mukil (Nassar), rejects Karthik.

The next day Karthik meets Sundar, but he gets shocked when Sundar says not to take his words seriously. He further states that he is interested in making a gangster film.

Karthik takes this suggestion seriously and sets his mind on documenting the life of a gangster and making a film script out of it. He takes help from his journalist uncle and finds out about "Assault" Sethu (Bobby Simha), a ruthless gangster in Madurai. Karthik now decides to make a film about Sethu's life.

Oorani (Karunakaran) is a college friend of Karthik who reluctantly accompanies Karthhik on the mission to know Sethu and his men so that they can make a gangster film. They reach Madurai, witness the brutality of Sethu, and do not dare to contact him directly.

Twist in the story

Karthik and Oorani develop contacts with two of Sethu's top henchmen and try to obtain information from all possible sources. Since Karthik and Oorani make various attempts to seek information about Sethu, Rasu (Ramachandran Durairaj), the right-hand man of Sethu, raises suspicion against them, and director Sounder (Senthil Kumaran) watch Karthik and Oorani. On the contrary, Sounder becomes good friends with Karthik soon.

Sounder always keeps a music player with him. Karthik uses the trust of Sounder and places a microphone in Sounder's music player so that he can hear the conversation between Sethu and his gang.

However, in a shocking event, Sounder proves to be a mole for an opposite gang, and Sethu kills him. Sethu also learns about the microphone, which leads him to Karthik and Oorani.

On the verge of death, Karthik confesses that he is spying on Sethu because he wants to make a gangster film. Sethu gets enamored imagining his life on the big screen and allows Karthik and Oorani to remain there to document his life.

In a twisted scenario, Kayal (Lakshmi Menon), the love interest of Karthik, whose mother cooks for Sethu, becomes vengeful when she realizes that Karthik is merely using her for his project. She suggests Sethu play the lead role in the film.

Sethu takes this seriously and threatens Karthik to direct the film with Sethu playing himself on screen. Karthik knows it is next to impossible to make a film with these gangsters. He tries to escape Oorani, but Sethu's goons bring them back.

Karthik somehow completes the film but surreptitiously changes it from Action to Comedy. Sethu appears to be a comedian instead of a dreaded criminal. When Sethu sees the film, he gets mad because he feels cheated. Now Sethu decides to kill Karthik.

What happens is the rest of the story of Jigarthanda.

Full Cast and Crew of Jigarthanda (2014)

Full Cast:

To be Updated Soon.

Other Cast(s):

Bobby Simha
Lakshmi Menon
Aadukalam Naren
Senthil Kumaran
Vijay Sethupathi
Guru Somasundaram
Sangili Murugan
Ramachandran Durairaj
Bala Singh
Delhi Ganesh
Ajay Rathnam
Bagavathi Perumal
Vinodhini Vaidyanathan
Bombay Gnanam
Tiger Thangadurai
Nalan Kumarasamy
Anthony Daasan
Baba Bhaskar
Prashanth Natana

Full Crew:


Karthik Subbaraj




Music Director(s)
Santhosh Narayanan

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