Critics Review


Tantalising Recipe

The film too is set in such an ambience for the most part. But the laughs keep coming. But you can't categorise the film as a black comedy either. Jigardhanda almost redefines the term 'genre'. You name a category and there is atleast a scene in the film that fits in to it.(more)

Source: Bharath Vijayakumar, MovieCrow


Jigarthanda - Dessert is served, deliciously!

With a run time of two hours and fifty minutes, the usual areas of concern would be undoubtedly the screenplay something if has gone haywire can wreck the movie's goodwill. However Karthik takes the journey quite entertaining jarring a few sequences makes the wholesome experience delicio(more)

Source: IndiaGlitz Review Team,


A raw, gritty & imaginative crowd-pleaser

With the story, screenplay and the direction at its best of astuteness, Jigarthanda will be one of the most easily interpretable movies of this year. There are no unwanted jabbers or hiccups in the non-linear narration making it a strain or disengaging the audience.(more)

Source: Editorial Board,


Jigarthandais definitely a must watch.

Director Karthik Subbaraj's brilliant script is complemented by excellent performances, compelling dialogues, perfect cinematography, and stimulating BGM. He has executed it perfectly too maintaining the fun and entertainment quotient throughout. (more)

Source: S Saraswathi,


'Jigarthanda' A film not to be missed

The intriguing first half moves at jet speed with interesting elements jam packed in it. Post interval, the subplots open one after another rather slowly and drag a bit at times.(more)

Source: Anupama Subramanian, Deccan Chronicle


Jigarthanda is still a good appetising drink, that you can sip on.

The first half of the film sails through effortlessly, but it is the change in genre and the 'surprise twist' that slows down the film in the second half.(more)

Source: Movie Buzz,


Jigarthanda: Racket science

Films like Jigarthanda, targeted at Twittery youth, fight a mighty fight to bridge that divide, striving to make commercially viable entertainment with truckloads of auteurist artistry. If nothing else, you have to respect the man on the unicycle. (more)

Source: Bharathwaj Rangan, The Hindu


Musical gangster film

This kind of subversive streak is what makes this film singular and reinforces that Karthik Subbaraj as one of the exciting filmmakers of our time.(more)

Source: M Suganth, Times Of India


Jigarthanda is a failed attempt at showing stylised brutality

Director Karthik Subbaraj�s forte has been thrillers. He debuted with Pizza, a supernatural story, and is now on to Pizza 3. But between these two, he wove another film, Jigarthanda, the tale of a fledgling helmer and his compulsion to create a gangster movie. Diffident but with a dream in his eyes and a song in his heart, young Karthik Subramaniam (played by Siddharth) goes to a producer, who asks the debutant to make a violent film and throws a few DVDs on the table. One of them is Godfather, the other a Quentin Tarantino work. (more)

Source: Gautaman Bhaskaran, Hindustan Times