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    To the rescue
    Releasing a small film helmed by a debutant, with no big names, can be a tough proposition. So it was a godsend for the makers of Oruthal, when hero Jai Akash stepped in and took up the onus of releasing the film. “I happened to meet the team and heard about their plight. When I saw the film, I was impressed by its freshness and novelty. So I took it up for release,” says Akash. The film is set to hit theatres shortly.

    Silent debut
    Beginning his career as a child artiste, Biyon has acted in about 40 films in Malayalam and one in Tamil (Thenkasipattinam). But his debut in Tamil as a hero, in last week’s release Pudhusa Naan Porandhen, seems to have gone largely unnoticed. “It has not had a big response at theatres due to lack of promotion and publicity,” he admits candidly. But not to fret, for Biyon has some Malayalam films on the floors, including a prestigious Indo-British project.
    “If I get another suitable script in Tamil, I will surely take it up,” he adds.

    Thrills and screams
    Sadhuram 2 is all set to hit theatres this weekend. Touted to be a thriller, the crowdfunded movie is directed by debutant Sumanth Radhakrishnan, with Yog Japee, Kaushik, Riaz and Sanam Shetty in the cast. “It’s differently scripted, with an ambiguous beginning and end, but it won’t be confusing,” says the film’s cinematographer Sathish, whose repertoire includes quite a few horror films and 3D flicks. Though inspired by the thriller Saw, one can expect the violence to be toned down here.

    Malini Mannath

     

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