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    Superstar rage
    The Kabali fever is raging and how! Producer Thanu has left no stone unturned to tap all possibilities of pre-release revenue. The superstar has donned three looks, a clean-shaven younger look, a middle aged salt and pepper avatar and an ageing don. The film marks Rajinikanth’s tryst with a younger generation director Pa Ranjith (of Madras fame). Whether the latter was up to the colossal task of showcasing the superstar to advantage and pleasing not just his fans but the general audience too, is left to be seen.

    Lessons in simplicity
    It was his first tryst with Rajinikanth. And though weeks have passed since he interacted with him on the sets of Kabali, Kishore has still to get over the hangover. Says the actor who plays a crucial role in the flick, “It will be a cliche if I say that it was a great learning experience working with the superstar. His simplicity, his care for humans whether technicians, actors or his fans, all come so naturally to him. Watching him, I understood why Rajini is the man he is!”

    Road to rediscovery
    Parthiban, both as a writer-director and as an actor, has always managed to bounce back after a lean period, reinventing himself each time. His last release Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam was a delightful, contemporary take on relationships with a thrill element. Now he is back with a new venture with the catchy title Koditta Idathai Nirappuga. While Parthiban plays a crucial character, the rest of the cast is being finalised.

    Malini Mannath

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