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    Back for good
    His comeback in Mani Ratnam’s Kadal was welcomed. And Arvind Swamy has since bagged quite a few films. He’s wrapped up the shoot for Mahesh Manjrekar’s bilingual (Hindi-Tamil), a remake of the Marathi film Kaksparsh. He’s essaying a crucial character in Thani Oruvan, the Jayam Raja-directed, Jayam Ravi- Nayanthara starrer. And on the anvil is a film directed by director Selva, where he plays a cop. It seems like this time the actor is here to stay.

    madrasraFright night
    Horror films have become the norm rather than the exception in recent times. So it’s yet another spooky weekend for film buffs. All set to release today is Ra, a horror fantasy thriller. Directed by debutant Prabhu Yuvraj, it has freshers Ashraf and Adithi in the cast. Ra means ‘‘grabbing or taking away,’’ explains the director.

    starcrickBatting order
    It’s a catchy title and one which cricket enthusiasts will relate to—1 Pandhu 4 Run 1wicket. Helmed by debutant Veera, the film has new comers Vinay Krishna and Hashika Dutt in the lead. Releasing today, the spooky tale laced with humour is about an incident
    that happens when an India-Pakistan match is poised at a crucial stage.

    -Malini Mannath


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