Mumbai: Netflix has announced the exclusive release of Jagame Thandiram, one of the first highly anticipated Tamil films on the streamer this year. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film tells the story of Suruli, a nomadic gangster who has to choose between good and evil in a war for what one can truly call home.
The film is produced by YNot Studios and Reliance Entertainment. Jagame Thandiram will launch globally in over 190 countries to be available to its 204 million members across the world, at the same time in multiple languages.
About his collaboration with Netflix, director Karthik Subbaraj 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 share this film about a ‘Tricky World’ (Jagame Thandiram).”
S Sashikanth from YNOT Studios said: “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, who will champion the film and provide a global reach to this Tamil story. Our film is going to be an exciting adventure to watch out for and we are confident that the film will reflect the hard work of the cast and crew, strike a chord with the audiences and receive much acclaim for its efforts. YNOT Studios is proud to bring forth unique homegrown Tamil content to global audiences through a direct digital release. Netflix has 204 million subscribers in over 190 countries, who will get an opportunity to watch Dhanush-starrer Jagame Thandhiram, written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj.”
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.”
The film stars Dhanush, James Cosmo, Aishwarya, Lekshmi, Kalaiyarasan, Joju George and others. The music of the film is composed by Santhosh Narayanan.