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Coaching Maddy
Busy completing his assignments in Hindi and other languages, it has been a fairly long hiatus from the Tamil screen for Madhavan. But now the actor’s fans will soon see him in Irudhi Suttru, a bilingual in Tamil and Hindi (Saala Khadoos in Hindi). A sports drama, it is directed by Sudha Prasad with Madhavan playing a boxing coach. Talking about the experience, the actor says, “The role is not like the ones I’ve  played earlier. It was life changing and a super experience for me.” Madhavan’s co-stars are professional boxers Ritika Singh and Mumtaz Sorcar. Incidentally, the Hindi version is co-produced by Madhavan and Rajkumar Hirani.

Changing tracks
The director duo Hari-Hareesh is back. Their earlier films (Ore Iravu, Ambuli 3D) have been spooky suspense thrillers, but this time it’s a different genre they are tackling. Their new venture, Jambulingam, is targeted at children and family audiences. A breezy entertainer shot majorly in Japan, it centres on the happenings in the life of a group of magicians from Chennai who go to Japan for a show. Says Satheesh, their go-to cinematographer, “It’s shaped up well and the children will love it.”
The film will hit theatres early next year.

Looking ahead
It may not have been a dream debut, but Moumitha Choudhry is unperturbed that her first Tamil venture was the better- forgotten Adhiradi. Paired with Mansur Alikhan, the Bengali girl had played an uninhibited fisherwoman in love with a martial arts trainer. But Moumitha has something else to look forward to now.
She has wrapped up the shoot for  Kadhale Vendam Samy, scheduled for a December release. “I play a 11th standard student who falls for the hero,” she says. Moumitha also has More Mulaga, where she plays a traditional Muslim girl. The actress hints at an exciting project on the anvil, directed by Pramod and with a top hero.

Malini Mannath


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