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Dhanush’s Jagame Thandhiram will be released only in theatres, confirms producer


Producer S Sashikanth clarified that the film, directed by Karthik Subbaraj, would not be released digitally like the Suriya-starrer Soorarai Pottru (2020).

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Producer S Sashikanth has clarified that his upcoming Tamil film Jagame Thandhiram (2020), starring Dhanush and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, would only be released in cinemas and urged people not to believe in any rumours.

After the recent announcement about Suriya’s upcoming Tamil film Soorarai Pottru (2020) being released directly on Amazon Prime Video on 30 October, reports emerged that Dhanush’s film too would follow suit.

“Jagam is still healing and not back to normal. Until then, be patient for the theatres to open and don’t believe in rumours, the entire team is waiting to see Dhanush go Rakita Rakita on a big screen soon,” Sashikanth tweeted.

Karthik’s film sees Dhanush play a gangster. Recently, pictures of the actor sporting a handlebar moustache from the sets of the film went viral on social media. It is rumoured that he will be seen in this look in the flashback portion of the movie. A new poster of the film was also released last month.

The project, which marks the maiden collaboration of Dhanush and Karthik, has been predominantly shot in London, apart from a few other places in the UK.

An action thriller with gangster elements, the film features Aishwarya Lekshmi as the leading lady. Games of Thrones and Braveheart fame actor James Cosmo plays a pivotal role in the film apart from Kalaiarasan and Joju George

Meanwhile, Dhanush also awaits the release of Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan (2020). Recently, reports emerged that Karnan is based on a caste riot that took place in Kodiyankulam in 1991.

Talking about the project, the director was quoted saying in a report by Cinema Express: "Dhanush gave me the chance to work with him after watching Pariyerum Perumal (2018). Just like my first film, this one will also address an important issue."

Dhanush also has a film each with filmmakers Vetrimaaran and Ramkumar. He also has a Hindi project with Raanjhanaa filmmaker Aanand L Rai in the offing.