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    Man of the moment
    When he takes time off from his Malayalam assignments, Kalabhavan Mani occasionally makes his presence felt on the Tamil screen. The actor will soon be seen in Reengaram, a film that depicts a day’s happenings in the lives of four characters. Starring debutantes in the lead, Mani has been roped in to play a crucial character. The film is directed by first-timer Sivakarthik who has apprenticed with various directors like K Balachander and Samuthirakani.

    Spinning tales
    After doing a course in Rajeev Menon’s film school and working in a few ads, Ramesh Venkatraman is directing-producing his first film, Andhadhi. The film stars Arjun Vijayraghavan and debutantes Bhargav Chakravarthy and Anjana Keerthi. “It’s the journey of two men whose lives get interlinked. One is an honest cop and the other an NRI who wants to set up a solar project,” says the director. Sounds like an interesting premise for an
    action thriller.

    Fan connect
    Sarath Kumar’s fans don’t get to see as much of him on screen as they would like to—busy as he is with his political commitments. But now he is back with a new line-up of films. There is Velachery, where he plays an encounter specialist. Directed by Vendhan, the film has Kumar sharing frames with Iniya. Also on the floors is Sandamaarutham, directed by A Venkatesh. Apart from penning the story and playing dual characters, Kumar is also co-producing it. Now that’s making up for lost time.

    -Malini Mannath

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