Dhanush-Karthik Subbaraj's Jagame Thandhiram to release exclusively on Netflix
Jagame Thandhiram is billed as one of the first big Tamil film releases on Netflix this year
After much deliberation, it has now been confirmed that Dhanush-Karthik Subbaraj's Jagame Thandhiram will have an exclusive release on Netflix. Bankrolled by Reliance Entertainment and Sashikanth's YNot Studios, Jagame Thandhiram is billed as one of the first big Tamil film releases on Netflix this year. The film's teaser was released today. However, the date of its premiere has not yet been announced.
Talking about this collaboration with Netflix, director Karthik said, “Jagame Thandhiram is my dream film. A script that's very close to my heart. A story that needs to be told, and heard by audiences across the world. This film has found a new way to speak to its audience. Jagame Thandhiram will be premiered by Netflix worldwide in over 190 countries, and in multiple languages, simultaneously. I am eagerly looking forward to sharing this film about a 'Tricky World' (Jagame Thandiram).”
Sashikanth from YNOT Studios added, “YNOT Studios, as a brand, has always been identified with backing bold and path-breaking ideas fearlessly, and this decision emphasises further that the ideology is not just limited to content, but also extends across all our strategies and initiatives. We are extremely excited to be partnering with the streaming service, Netflix, which will champion the film and provide a global reach to this Tamil story.”
Pratiksha Rao, Director - Content Acquisition, Netflix India, said, “We are thrilled to be the home for Karthik Subbaraj's Jagame Thandhiram, and are excited to showcase the brilliance and magic of Tamil cinema to the world. This must-see, enthralling Dhanush-starrer promises to entertain fans, and we are honoured to bring it to audiences in India and globally.”
Dhanush heads an ensemble cast that includes actors like James Cosmo, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Joju George, Sanchitha, and others. With music by Santhosh Narayanan, Jagame Thandhiram was supposed to hit the screens last year, but owing to the pandemic the makers have had to resort to a direct-OTT release.
Here's the teaser: