"Jigarthanda" releases on Friday. Pictured: A poster from the Kannada movie.PR Handout

Kannada movie "Jigarthanda" hit screens on Friday, June 24. It is a remake of Tamil movie, which was written and directed by Karthik Subbaraj, of the same name.

Raahul, Ravi Shankar, Chikkanna, Sadhu Kokila, Samyukta Hornad and others are in the cast. Arjun Janya has composed the music, Jai Anand has handled the camera and Suresh Arumugam-S Devaraj have edited the flick.

The makers of "Jigarthanda" have promoted the movie well and their efforts have been met with a lot of success as the Kannada film has generated a lot of hype around it. The original version had not only won critical appreciation but also tasted huge commercial success. Hence, people have high hopes from the latest venture.

The movie tells the story of an aspiring filmmaker played by Raahul, who has a challenge to turn an adversity into an opportunity. He has to compromise on a few things in order to don the director's hat as producers have their own ideas about making films.

One producer tells the aspiring filmmaker to come up with a bloody gangster film and advises him to take inspiration from other language movies. This is when the aspiring director decides to make a movie on a real-life gangster played by Ravishankar.

He comes to the rowdy's life in an unexpected way and what happens next is the best part of the story.

The movie has got fairly positive reviews and Ravishankar's performance is lauded by cine goers Here, we bring to you the live audience review of "Jigarthanda":

Shankar Ganesh: #Jigarthanda the show begins....
#Jigarthanda Ravishankar has enact any role. Salute.
A thrilling journey in the end....ravishanakr proves his calibre again. #Jigarthanda
my rating 4 #Jigarthanda. 3 out of 5.

Cineloka: Interval. Good. No dull moments. Camera work and BGM super.
Second half is super entertaining. Sadhu kokila makes it super fun.. Laugh riot.
#Jigarthanda - Good entertainer. Definitely worth watching. Ravishankar was terrific. @ArjunJanya2 BGM is just too good. Rating - 3.5/5.

Sunayana Suresh: So #Jigarthanda turned out to be a good entertainer. Ravishankar was fabulous. Now all set for #Lakshmana

Vishal Jigar: @KSFA_Official @samyuktahornad @iampriya06 @rahulsalanke145 @pradeepbogadi superb movie everyone gave there best #jai #jigarthanda

Kannika Urs: Many are in praise of @samyuktahornad's performance in #Jigarthanda. Go watch it & do hear this week's http://saa.vn/kannadatop15 on @Saavn :)

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