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    Top coptop-cop-snip
    Essaying a cop in Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva is Raghava Lawrence (the title is a take on the dialogue by the actor in Kanchana 2). A remake of the Telugu film Pataas, it is directed by Sai Ramani (of Singam Puli), and has Nikki Galrani paired opposite Lawrence. Shifting away from the horror-comedy genre, Lawrence, a flamboyant performer, has taken on a role that is different from his earlier ones. Facing its share of pre-release hassles, the film is scheduled for release next week.

    No horsing around
    Having apprenticed with director Bhoopathi Pandian, Arun Krishnaswamy flies solo with Ennodu Vilayadu. “It centres around six unconnected characters whose lives converge at the end in a betting arena,” says the debutant. The director also adds that the romantic thriller is set against the backdrop of horse race-betting. With an ensemble cast of Bharath, Kathir and Sanjana Shetty, there is a rat that plays a crucial role in the proceedings. Seems like an interesting film to watch out for!

    Dread and drolldread-and-droll-snip
    With well-known actors taking to horror-comedy, the genre has been gaining respectability by the day. The latest to venture into it is Jiiva, who’s Sangili Bungili Kadhavu Thorae, a comic-horror flick, is gearing up for release. The film directed by debutante Ike, has
    the Ko actor paired with Sridivya. Incidentally, Ike, a nephew of actors Radhika and Radharavi, has worked as an assistant
    to Priyadarshan and Kamal Haasan.

    Malini Mannath

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