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A FEAST FOR THE FANS:There were enough film buffs in Tiruchi to lap up the three new Tamil films that were released on Wednesday.— PHOTO: M. MOORTHY
A FEAST FOR THE FANS:There were enough film buffs in Tiruchi to lap up the three new Tamil films that were released on Wednesday.— PHOTO: M. MOORTHY

It’s raining Tamil films this summer . The year has already seen a good number of movies hit the silver screen, and the latest clutch of releases has brought much cheer to movie buffs.

Three films – Moondru Paer Moondru Kadhal , Ethirneechal , and Soodhu Kavvum – hit the screens on Wednesday, barely five days after the release of Naan Rajavagapogiren , and Yaruda Mahesh .

Not many flicks this summer feature big stars. But for film buffs such as Mathivanan “it hardly matters.” “We support quality movies. Even last year, low-budget movies made it big at the box office. It’s not the star value alone that makes the film click. Only good content sells at the end of the day,” said Mathivanan, who recently watched Yaaruda Mahesh , and is planning to go to Soodhu Kavvum with his friends soon.

After a year’s hard work in preparation for his class XII examinations, Jawahar loves to spend his vacation with friends. Watching movies is one of their favourite pastimes. “We have come for the morning show of Moondru Paer Moondru Kadhal because we want to catch the IPL (Indian Premier League) action on television later in the day. We are fans of both cinema and cricket,” he said waiting in the queue for tickets.

In a city such as Tiruchi that offers few options for entertainment, going to the cinemas has been one of the preferred means of recreation for many. “It’s nice for the audience to have different genres of films to choose from. I expect the movies to make for enjoyable viewing,” says A. Loganathan, proprietor, Oorvasi Theatre.

G. PRASAD captures the mood among fans who are latching on to new movies without giving up watching IPL matches

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