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    Tale of 10
    A 50-year-old feud between two villages—where section 144 of the constitution has been imposed—forms the crux of the plot in 144. “It’s also about 10 characters, each focussed on their own goals, and how their lives converge at a point,” informs debutant director Manikandan G. The film that released today, has Mirchi Shiva, Ashok Selvan, Oviya and Shruti Ramakrishnan in the cast. The thriller, with a generous dose of humour,
    seems like an ideal
    family entertainer.

    Simran is back
    Having directed a couple of Kannada films, JKS (aka Jagdeesh) debuts on the Tamil screen with Karai Oram. The trilingual (Tamil, Kannada, Telugu) that released today, is a romantic thriller set in a beach house. The cast includes Nikesha Patel, Iniya and Simran, the latter essaying the role of a cop. Heaping praise on Simran’s dedication, JKS recalls, “There was a difficult fight scene at the end. But Simran performed it admirably, refusing to use a double.” It seems like the actress is back in form for her second innings.

    Notes from a journey
    Nandita is excited about her weekend release, Uppu Karuvadu. “I was thrilled when I was approached for the film. I’ve always wanted to work with director Radha Mohan who gives women substantial roles,” says the actress. The film chronicles the journey of two people, the other played by actor Karunakaran. Nandita sports two different looks—one is childish and stubborn, while the other is poised and mature. Nandita calls the experience a “beautiful journey from beginning to the end.”


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