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    Come full circle

    “Ilami  has got me the recognition my earlier films didn’t, and I’ve been getting calls since its release,” says Anu Krishna.

    Incidentally, at the age of five, Krishna had essayed the role of Vijay’s sister in Friends. Fifteen years later, she played his sibling again in Kathi.

    What was Vijay’s reaction? “He obviously didn’t recognise me and was shocked when I told him. He is the same. Youthful and friendly and with no airs about him,” she gushes.

    Anu’s upcoming film is  Alai Pesi, where she is paired with Akhil, who played her tormentor in Ilami. Life seems to move in circles for this rising actress.

    Taking a stand

    It’s the second outing of director Suseenthiran with Vishnu in Maaveeran Kittu (set to release today). And also the second  teaming of Vishnu and Sridivya.

    Playing a youngster who fights for the oppressed, it’s a role more intense than the ones Vishnu has  enacted earlier.

    Love, betrayal and honour killing, with twists and turns form the screenplay. The director’s first outing with Vishnu  in Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu turned out to be a memorable one  for both. With Parthiban playing the antagonist here,  it’s a film to watch out for.

    Celebrating love

    Meanwhile, Nagarajan a former assistant to Suseenthiran has his fingers crossed.

    Vying with his mentor’s release this weekend is Nagarajan’s debut venture Azhagendra Solluku Amudha. With newbie Rijan and Ashritha (of Orange Mittai) in the cast, the plot is an urban love story.

    Says Nagarajan, “It’s about a youngster who falls in love and pursues his girl with sincerity and a single-minded purpose. I’ve given it a breezy lighthearted treatment.”

    -Malini Mannath

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