‘Jigarthanda’ OTT Release Date: Tamil movie ‘Jigarthanda’ available outside India to watch online on Simply South


  • A Popular 2014 action-comedy film is now available to watch outside India on an OTT platform
  • Jigarthanda received critical acclaim for its performances, storyline and direction
  • Fans outside India can watch Jigarthanda on Simply South, while in India, the film is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The Tamil-language action-comedy film, Jigarthanda, which received critical acclaim, is now streaming online to be enjoyed by viewers outside India.

Jigarthanda Cast and Crew

Written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, Jigarthanda stars Siddharth, Bobby Simha, Lakshmi Menon, Karunakaran, and Guru Somasundaram in pivotal roles. The film has been produced by Kathiresan’s Group and was felicitated with two National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Editing, respectively. The cinematography for the film was done by Gavemic U. Ary and was edited by Vivek Harshan. Ace composer Santhosh Narayanan has given the score and music for the film.

Jigarthanda: OTT Release Details

Jigarthanda was released in theatres across India in 2014 and made a mark, both among the critics and the audience. The OTT rights for Jigarthanda, to be streamed in India, were bought by Amazon Prime Video. However, the film is now available for audiences outside the country as well. Fans outside India can watch Jigarthanda on Simply South.

Sharing the news, the team took to Twitter and said, “We know you’ve been searching for #Jigarthanda. Simply South is the only platform where you can watch the film of the very finest quality, legally. Watch Karthik Subbaraj’s Jigarthanda now worldwide, excluding India.”

Jigarthanda: Trailer and Story

The story of Jigarthanda revolves around a short-film maker, Karthik Subramani, who participates in a talent search program and reaches the semifinal round. While one of the judges appreciates his work, another rejects his talent and attempt at filmmaking. Former judge Sundar offers to produce a film with Karthik as the director. However, he does not like the presented script and asks Karthik to make a gangster film, which he takes this suggestion and embarks on a journey to document a gangster’s life, thereby making a script out of it.

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Jigarthanda: Review

Jigarthanda received widespread critical acclaim whereby popular names from the fraternity called the film to be a comedy flick packed well as a gangster movie. Karthik Subbaraj’s writing was also appreciated, and the film was lauded as a must-watch for it had the quality of genre-defining cinema supported by tremendous performances, strong technicalities and an engrossing storyline with twists and turned that keep one hooked to the screen.

The popularity of the film was also noted by other film industries, so much so that Jigarthanda was remade in Kannada, Telugu, and in Hindi. The latter, titled Bachchhan Paandey, starred Akshay Kumar and Kriti Sanon in lead roles.

Jigarthanda Double X: Announcement and OTT Release Details

After a gap of eight years, the makers of the film announced a sequel to Jigarthanda. Shooting for the sequel titled ‘Jigarthanda Double X’ began on Superstar Rajnikanth’s birthday. Sharing the news, director Karthik Subburaj took to Twitter and said, “So Happy to have started the shoot of #JigarthandaDoubleX on Thalaivars birthday. And so there was a slight delay in #Petta unseen. Here we go…… #HBDThalaivaa.”

Earlier that day, he said, “On this Auspicious day with all your blessings…. We have started the Shoot of #JigarthandaDoubleX.”

Produced by Stone Bench films, Jigarthanda Double X will star SJ Suryah and Raghav Lawrence in lead roles. The music was given once again by Santosh Narayanan.

Post the theatrical run, fans will be able to watch Jigarthanda Double X on Netflix. The official announcement regarding theatrical and OTT release are awaited.