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    Back in the ring
    Hitting theatres today is Irudhi Suttru, a bilingual (Saala Khadoos in Hindi) centered on boxing. Directed by Sudha Prasad, the film has a lot going for it. It marks Madhavan’s return to Tamil screen after a hiatus. The actor—in his new avatar as a boxing coach—sports a rugged look that flatters him. Also, real life boxer Ritika has been roped in to play his protege. Madhavan had earlier remarked that the film was “super rewarding and a life changing experience”.

    Scare fest
    What’s a weekend without a horror-comedy to regale fans of the genre? This Friday, it’s Aranmanai-2, a sequel to actor-director-producer Sundar C’s Aranmanai. The ensemble cast includes Siddharth, Trisha, Hansika, Poonam Bajwa, Vaibhav and Soori, apart from Sundar C himself. A 103-foot-tall Amman statue—created by art director Gururaj and used in the climax—is supposed to be one of the highlights of the film.

    Life in focus
    “Human life is valuable. No one has the right to play with it. And this is what I’ve tried to convey in Sethu Bhoomi,” says director Kenthiriyan Muniyasamy. A family drama gearing for a February release, it has Thaman and Samskruthi in the lead. While Illaiyaraja was the composer for the director’s earlier film, this time he has introduced siblings Monish-Bharati to score the music—as he was “impressed with their potential”. Incidentally, Muniyasamy also plays a crucial character in the plot.

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