Jailer is an Indian action comedy Tamil movie released in 2023, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and produced by Kalanithi Maran of Sun Pictures. The movie features Rajinikanth in the main role, with Vinayakan, Ramya Krishnan, Vasanth Ravi, Tamannaah, Sunil, Mirnaa Menon, and Yogi Babu in supporting roles.


Muthuvel Pandian is a retired jailer living happily with his wife, son, daughter-in-law and grandson. His son who is an Assistant Commissioner of police goes missing while investigating the case of missing temple idols and is presumed dead. The story is about how Muthuvel Pandian goes toe to toe against Varma, the mastermind behind large-scale smuggling of temple idols and treasures, and avenges his son.


Rajinikanth, Vinayakan, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu, Ramya Krishnan, Mirnaa, G. Marimuthu, Jaffer Sadiq, Rithvik, Sunil Varma, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sunil Reddy, Redin Kingsley, VTV Ganesh, Saravanan, Arshad, Padam Kumar, Udhayabanu Mageswaran, Aranthangi Nisha and more...

Release Date

The movie "Jailer" made its theatrical debut on August 10, 2023. Gokulam Gopalan secured the distribution rights for Kerala, whereas Asian Cinema obtained the rights for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Ayngaran International acquired the overseas distribution rights, and MCC Group is set to release the film in Sri Lanka.

For home viewing, "Jailer" premiered on Amazon Prime Video on September 7, 2023, with versions available in Tamil and dubbed languages including Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.


Anirudh Ravichander, in his third partnership with Rajinikanth following their work on "Petta" (2019) and "Darbar" (2020), and his fourth collaboration with director Nelson after "Kolamaavu Kokila" (2018), "Doctor" (2021), and "Beast" (2022), composed the music for the film. The album comprises eight tracks and was officially released on July 28, 2023. 

Before the album's release, three singles dropped: "Kaavaalaa" on July 6, 2023, "Hukum – Thalaivar Alappara" on July 17, 2023, and "Jujubee" on July 26, 2023.

Jailer box office collection

After a successful run in its first 27 days at the box office, "Jailer" continued to impress on its 28th day, raking in a net total of ₹1.33 Cr in India across all languages, further contributing to its substantial overall earnings of ₹339.67 Cr.