During PM Narendra Modi’s visit to USA, we saw Hollywood Star Hugh Jackman holding hands with the Prime Minister. Why was he doing that? Maybe,Because he realised that Mutants if at all they exist, should occur more frequently in India and China which between themselves hold 35% of the Population.The Senator (from X-Men:Days of the Future Past) himself said that Mutants consist of 10th of the 10th of the 10th of the Population. But we don’t get to see any Indian mutant protagonist or antagonist!!
To understand the brilliance of Jigarthanda in totality, you need to know a little bit about how films are made and distributed in Tamil Nadu. And the kind of films that are usually made and how they are produced. You need to also understand where Karthik Subbaraj comes from. Literally.
Hence this post after the film has been unanimously raved about. The only bit of criticism the film has faced is for changing genres halfway – something the film justifies by the end so much that when you see the film a second time, it seems like the only logical way to finish that story.
Now, the context.
The Tamil film industry produces over 200 films a year. About 30-40 per cent of them don’t even release/ get shelved even after completion. Because very few investors are willing to spend on marketing and distribution. Very rarely do arthouse films without…
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