Karthik Subbaraj’s ‘Jagame Thandhiram’, with Dhanush and Aishwarya Lekshmi, wants to say a lot but ends up a generic watch

Posted on June 18, 2021

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Jagame Thandhiram begins with the image of a boat in the English channel with refugees who are approached by an English patrol boat. If you look at Karthik Subbaraj’s career you will find a very similar scenario in Neer where three Indian fishermen (Vijay Sethupathi plays one of them) are attacked by a Sri Lankan patrol boat. There’s a similarity between the refugees and the Indian fishermen because both are traveling into waters that are not their own country’s. The question now becomes: what is your land and where do you belong?

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