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    Ghost busters
    Dhilluku Duddu, another horror-comedy, is scheduled to release this weekend. Santhanam—who has been a part of quite a few films in this genre—is playing the lead this time. Reportedly a spoof on horror flicks, the actor, who plays a ghost hunter, will be doing a lot of fight sequences and dances. The film marks the directorial debut of Rambala, who’d penned scripts for Santhanam during their Lollu Sabha days, on a private TV channel.

    Original take
    “It’s a crime thriller, with the second half of the plot confined to a bungalow,” says debutant Majid Abu of his directorial, Pudhusa Naan Porandhen. Abu had earlier directed a film in Malayalam. Biyon (a former child actor in Malayalam films) and Kalyani Nair play the lead, with the late Kalabhavan Mani essaying the role of a cop. The presence of quite a few Malayalam actors suggests the film could be a remake. But Abu denies it, saying, “It’s neither a remake or a dubbed version. It’s an original Tamil film.” It is scheduled to release this month.

    Going solo
    Having apprenticed with director Bala, Sundara Elangovan is going independent with Ardhanaari (set to release today), an action-murder mystery. “The crux of the plot is how a woman cop, who goes by the book, and the hero, who has an unorthodox method of securing justice, join hands to solve the crime,” says Elangovan. With Arundhati playing the cop, Ramkumar—who has acted in various commercials—debuts as the hero.

    Malini Mannath

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