Jigarthanda: Meet Siddharth, the cold-hearted lover

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Jigarthanda is a Tamil gangstar film with Siddharth and Lakshmi Menon in the lead roles. The film is directed by Karthik Subbaraj. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

Jigarthanda is a Tamil gangstar film with Siddharth and Lakshmi Menon in the lead roles. The film is directed by Karthik Subbaraj. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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Audience will see Siddharth in a new avatar. Otherwise known for his boy-next-door roles, Siddharth will shed his chocolate boy image for a more macho makeover. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

Audience will see Siddharth in a new avatar. Otherwise known for his boy-next-door roles, Siddharth will shed his chocolate boy image for a more macho makeover. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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18-year-old Lakshmi Menon is a rising star in southern cinema, primarily Tamil and Telugu. Her first film released in 2011 and her subsequent three films went on to be hits. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

18-year-old Lakshmi Menon is a rising star in southern cinema, primarily Tamil and Telugu. Her first film released in 2011 and her subsequent three films went on to be hits. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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The film's villain Bobby Simhaa is the surprise package of the film. In another interview, director Subbaraj said he cast Simhaa because he was the most unexpected choice for the role. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

The film's villain Bobby Simhaa is the surprise package of the film. In another interview, director Subbaraj said he cast Simhaa because he was the most unexpected choice for the role. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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The film is a love triangle between an aspiring filmmaker (Siddharth), an idli seller (Lakshmi Menon) and a dangerous gangster (Simhaa) and set in the temple town of Madurai. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

The film is a love triangle between an aspiring filmmaker (Siddharth), an idli seller (Lakshmi Menon) and a dangerous gangster (Simhaa) and set in the temple town of Madurai. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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The film's name derives its meaning from Hindi/Urdu words jigar (heart) and thanda (cold), in other words cold-hearted. The film will see Lakshmi Menon playing a idli seller. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

The film's name derives its meaning from Hindi/Urdu words jigar (heart) and thanda (cold), in other words cold-hearted. The film will see Lakshmi Menon playing a idli seller. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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Jigarthanda featured in the Forbes India Magazine's list of the top 5 most anticipated films in 2014. It is a bilingual, releasing in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously. The Telugu dubbed version is called Chikkadu Dorakadu. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

Jigarthanda featured in the Forbes India Magazine's list of the top 5 most anticipated films in 2014. It is a bilingual, releasing in Tamil and Telugu simultaneously. The Telugu dubbed version is called Chikkadu Dorakadu. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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In July 2014 end, the lead actor Siddharth had tweeted angrily about the postponement of the film's release. He suspected foul play by a rival group. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

In July 2014 end, the lead actor Siddharth had tweeted angrily about the postponement of the film's release. He suspected foul play by a rival group. (jigarthanda/Facebook)

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