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    To the dark side
    For lovers of dark comedies like Soodhu Kavvum, here is one in the making. Thappu Thanda, helmed by debutant Srikantan from Balu Mahendra’s Pattarai, revolves around the illegal transfer of money during elections and what happens when four youngsters steal it. Sathya Murthy, who is bankrolling the film, also plays the lead. “My character has two dimensions and I’m lucky to get such a challenging role in my debut film. I’m grateful to Regin, who taught me at Koothu-P-Pattarai, for moulding and preparing me,” he says.

    Keeping busy
    She debuted on a low note in Bharatiraja’s Anna Kodi, followed by Vikraman’s Ninaithadhu Yaro, and had a minor role in the recent release, Thiraikku Varha Kadhai. After a film each in Kannada and Malayalam, Subhiksha returns to Tamil with a handful of films. “I’m concentrating on Tamil films now,” she says. There is Ra Ra Rajasekhar with Balaji Shaktivel, Vijay Milton’s Kadugu, Podhu Nalan Karudhi with debutant Zion and a film with Ashok, Murugadoss’s associate. But what excites her is A Venkatesh’s Nethra. “It’s a woman-centric thriller, an intriguing role, and I play the lead with Vinay and Taman,” informs the actress.

    In his element
    There is welcome news for fans of Bobby Simha. The shoot for the actor’s long-delayed Paambu Sattai has finally wrapped up and the film is in post-production. Simha is paired with Keerthy Suresh,
    one of the first films the actress has signed in Tamil. Produced by actor Manobala, it is slated as a commercial entertainer and is directed by Adam Dasan, a former assistant to Shankar. Meanwhile, Simha also has his first home production, Vallavanukkum Vallavan, an action thriller.

    Malini Mannath

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