Karthik Subbaraj’s highly anticipated film, “Jigarthanda Double X,” has finally hit the screens, and it’s taking the Tamil film industry by storm. This spiritual successor to the 2014 hit “Jigarthanda” features Raghava Lawrence and SJ Suryah in lead roles and is receiving rave reviews.
As the Twitterverse buzzes with excitement, let’s dive into what people are saying about this intriguing tribute to Clint Eastwood.
Early Twitter Reactions:
The initial reactions to “Jigarthanda Double X” on Twitter are nothing short of electrifying. One reviewer exclaimed, “Jigarthanda Double X till the interval – bad, bold, and mad – and still works! What @karthiksubbaraj has done close to the interval, you cannot do it without conviction! A treat so far!”
Another tweet proclaimed, “Fire, fire, fire. Roaring interval block. Karthik Subbaraj is well and truly back in this engrossing cat-and-mouse game, which majorly works in the first half. On to the second half. If the momentum continues, blockbuster!!”
Emotional Rollercoaster and Goosebumps:
“Jigarthanda Double X” doesn’t just offer thrills; it also touches the audience on an emotional level. One Twitter user shared, “Second half and climax… goosebumps. The last 30 minutes were emotional. What a social message by @karthiksubbaraj. The best from @offl_Lawrence so far and @iam_SJSuryah. Acting on another level!! Jigarthanda Double X is a must-watch film.”
Yet another tweet captured the sentiment of many viewers: “I came without an expectation and I was blown away…”
Dhanush, a prominent figure in the Indian film industry, also joined the chorus of praise for “Jigarthanda Double X.” In his review, he wrote, “Watched jigarthandaxx. Fantastic craft from @karthiksubbaraj, being amazing has become a usual deal for @iam_SJSuryah. As a performer @offl_Lawrence is a revelation @Music_Santhosh u r a beauty. The last 40 mins of the film steal your heart. All the best to the crew and cast.”
A Tribute to Legends:
Karthik Subbaraj’s film is more than just a thrilling story; it’s also a tribute to iconic figures. He explained, “When we made the first promo for the first Jigarthanda, it featured a poster of Clint Eastwood. In the new film, the script lends itself very close to Western tropes, and I have tried to explore it to the maximum.”
The film’s narrative is set in 1975, a time when Satyajit Ray was a legendary figure in the world of cinema. Karthik Subbaraj incorporated elements of Ray’s legacy into the story, paying homage to this great filmmaker. He emphasized how introducing a character who had assisted Satyajit Ray added depth and uniqueness to the film’s storytelling.