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    Double whammy
    Actor-turned-director Kaushik is excited—his directorial debut, Adiyum Andamum, releases today and his second venture, Pani Vizhum Nilavu, hits theaters next Friday. “I’m overwhelmed that my films are having back-to-back releases,” he says, explaining that his first film is a psychological thriller and the second, a romantic saga. A popular TV actor, Kaushik earlier played the lead in the film, Thoovaanam.

    Child’s play
    Director Ashokan, who apprenticed with Murugadoss, is busy with the shoot of Kamban Kazhagam—a film about a 10-year-old boy who changes the lives of five youngsters. Pasanga Kishore, the child artiste who gave sterling performances in Pasanga and Goli Soda, plays the lead.

    Meanwhile, Ajay—the hero and co-producer of Adiyum Andamum—is keeping his fingers crossed. The actor, who has a couple of Hindi and Tamil films under his belt, is best known for his role of Adhi in the TV serial Kolangal. “When Kaushik narrated the plot to me, it instantly struck a chord. It’s turned out beyond our imagination,” he says. Perhaps this stint on the big screen will establish him as a star.

    -Malini Mannath


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