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‘Thuppakki’ releases in four theatres; Bollywood movies add to the excitement

At a theatre near you :Fans jostling for space outside a cinema hall in the city, where the new flick ‘Thuppakki’ is being screened.Photo:M.Moorthy.
At a theatre near you :Fans jostling for space outside a cinema hall in the city, where the new flick ‘Thuppakki’ is being screened.Photo:M.Moorthy.

It isn’t only the firecrackers that create Deepavali sparkles. Films hitting the screens on the day add as much sheen to the festivities.

‘Thuppakki’ starring Vijay and Kaajal Agarwal in the lead was one of most awaited movies of the year. The film directed by A.R.Murugadoss is an action-entertainer. Some of the big names in the tinsel industry Santhosh Sivan (cinematographer), Harris Jeyaraj (music director) and Sreekar Prasad (editor) are part of the film.

That the film has been released in four theatres in the city – Sona, Meena, Cauvery and Sri Venkatesa – is enough proof of the anticipated response. “Vijay has done a fine job as an army man, a role that has suited him well. The film has exceeded our expectations and I am sure that it will make it big in the box office,” says Kumar, a fan of the actor.

Movie goers in the city also had a new experience at Vijay Multiplex Cinemas, where Simbu-starrer ‘Podaa Podi’ is on show, near Cantonment. “After watching the movie we had a nice time at the game zone and food court,” said Dilip, who had come along with his friends.

Varalakshmi, daughter of actor Sarath Kumar, is the heroine of the movie, which was shot in London. Director Vignesh Sivan is a childhood friend of Simbu.

Thangar Bachan’s ‘Ammavin Kaipesi,’ is another Deepavali release. The film, which is based on his novel, has Shantanu and Iniya in the lead. Apart from wielding the megaphone for the movie, Thangar Bachan has acted and cranked the camera.

A couple of Bollywood movies – ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and ‘Son of Sardaar’ – have also made it to the cinemas in the city much to the delight of Hindi film buffs.

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