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Ghost busters
He has a penchant for directing comic entertainers. And now director Sundar C blends comedy with horror in Aranmanai. The film—with an ensemble cast of actors like Vinay, Hansika, Andrea and Laxmi Rai—also marks the director’s return to acting after a fairly long gap. Set to release today, it’s about the happenings in a haunted mansion in a village, where the heirs converge to sell their ancestral property. Seems like an interesting experience in the offing for the viewers.


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Play it out

The significance of the title, Aadama Jaichomada, cannot be missed. The film takes a peek into the seamy side of cricket—the betting and the match fixing and the huge amounts made by the bookies. Directed by Badri (and scheduled to release today), it has actors like Bobby Simha and Karunakaran in the cast. Sharing frames with them are Balaji and Vijayalakshmi. With its light hearted take on the game, the film should be ideal entertainment for film buffs.

 

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The all-rounder
After garnering acclaim with his Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Direction, Parthiban is now scripting its sequel. And the title he’s chosen for it is Uppumaa. Some of the actors from the prequel, like Santhosh and Rajmohan, are expected to be part of this film. Meanwhile, Parthiban also has his acting assignments. He’s sharing frames with Dhanush in the Vetrimaran-directed Soodhadi and with Suriya in Venkat Prabhu’s Masss. The director-actor sure has his hands full.

 

–Malini Mannath

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