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Weekend Watch: A Preview Of ‘Geminiganesanum Surlirajanum’, ‘Pandigai’, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ & More


Geminiganesanum Surlirajanum

 Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum will be actor Atharvaa’s first release of the year. Earlier slated to release in December 2016, the film features Atharvaa as a playboy who will romance multiple women. Multiple heroines and a single hero is certainly not a new trend in Tamil cinema, with STR’s last release AAA being just that. 

The film has four female leads – Pranitha Subhash, Regina Cassandra, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Aaditi Pohankar. Soori provides the comic relief. 

Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum also marks the directorial debut of Odam Ilavarasun. It has been bankrolled by T Siva and has music composed by D Imman. 


With Pandigai, actor Krishna is back with his second release of the year after Yakkai. The movie will be helmed by debutante director Feroz and stars Anandi as the female lead. 

Director Feroz has said that the movie would be a drama centered around gangs and street fighting. “It’s about conflicts and contradictions.  I have been inspired by people I have met in real life for the movie,” he said.

Fun fact – Anandhi says there is a scene in which she washes her hair with beer. She says it’s been helpful in real life too. 

The film has music by RH Vikram and has been bankrolled by actress Vijayalakshmi, who recently married the director.


Thiri features Ashwin and Swathi Reddy once again in the lead cast, after Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara. The movie has been helmed by Ashok Amritharaj S and reportedly revolves around the relationship between a father and son. 

Thiri also stars Jayaprakash, Karunakaran, and Anupama Kumar in pivotal roles. With music by Ajesh, Thiri has been bankrolled by Anton Ranjith S and Vetrik Kumaran M under the banner Shore Gold Productions. 


Rubaai is an action drama with actors Anandhi and Chandran in the lead. Directed by M Anbazhagan, the film portrays Chandran as a lorry driver.

In an interview, the actor had said, “The subject revolves around the greed for money. What happens when he comes to Chennai from Theni and how he lands in trouble while attempting to earn money is the story.”

Filmmaker Prabhu Solomon has produced the movie. Rubaai has music by D Imman and cinematography by V Elayaraja. 

The film’s supporting cast includes Harish Uthaman, MS Bhaskar, and Chinni Jayanth. 

Jagga Jasoos 

This Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif film has been in production for approximately three years, and is finally ready to release this Friday. Jagga Jasoos has director Anurag Basu teaming up with Ranbir Kapoor five years after their last outing, Barfi

Jagga Jasoos is also Ranbir Kapoor’s debut film as producer. He has co-produced the film along with Sidharth Roy Kapur and Anurag Basu. Kapoor also said the film would have a sequel if it was well received. 

Jagga Jasoos also stars Sayani Gupta, Saurabh Shukla, and Adah Sharma in pivotal roles. The film has music composed by Pritam and camerawork by Ravi Varman. Jagga Jasoos will be distributed by UTV Motion Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.


Director Onir is back with a feature film six years after his last outing I Am, which won him a National Award for the Best Feature Film in 2011. 

Shab has been jointly produced by actor Sanjay Suri and Onir himself. The movie stars Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, Arpita Chatterjee, and Asish Bisht in leading roles. From the trailer, the film is about the lives of people trying to make a name for themselves in Delhi.

In an interview, the director had said, “I wrote the script in 2000, I met Sanjay and Raveena for the first time on the sets of Daman. Sanjay encouraged me to write the script. However, I didn’t make it because I thought the subject was quite bold for that time. So, I made other films.”

Shab has music by Mithoon, a regular in Onir’s other movies. Sachin Krishn has handled the cinematography. 

Himalayathile Kashmalan 

With its quirky trailer, and a cast of nearly 52 new faces, Himalayathile Kashmalan has caught the attention of fans and moviegoers. Directed by Abhiram Suresh Unnithan, the film has Jemin Jom Ayyaneth handling the cinematography and Aravind Chandrasekhar’s music.  

Speaking to the Times of India, the director said the film would be an experimental effort about a “bunch of fools”. The story revolves around the lives of four youngsters, played by Jins Baskar, Anand Manmadhan, Anoop Ramesh, and Dheeraj Denny. 

“Jins plays Unni, the matured on the group. The plot is about a man who gets trapped in a situation and how his three friends then try to rescue him. Their efforts snowballs in the issue of an entire village,” Abhiram said.


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