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Chennai news 19 March

Dhanalakshmi sprinter

The new girl on the starting blocks is Dhanalakshmi of Tamil Nadu who won the 100 metres sprint in this yearโ€™s National Championship beating national champ Dutee Chand. She said after the race that she had trained hard for this race but prefers the 200 metres in which she set a new meeting best in the heats thus beating the record of PT Usha. The 22-year-old from Trichy had to endure much difficulty as her father passed away when she was very young and her mother provided for the family working as a house maid. She is trained by coach Manikanda Arunmugam together with Elakkiyadasan who was second in the menโ€™s race. It is by chance that he saw them training on their own and took them under his wing. Follow Chennai Newsletter on Facebook and sign up for their …

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Chennai News 12 March

Aelay movie chennai

Aelay is a delightful Tamil movie set in a village and it gives you an understanding of the beautiful life there. The movie starts with an embittered son Parthi (Manikandan) coming to the village for his fatherโ€™s funeral. This will give you a good idea of a village funeral and maybe you can look for similarities in our funerals as our ancestors also came from villages. However there is a flashback of the father Muthukutty (Samuthirakani) who is a shameless drunk and hustler who always embarrasses his children. There is also a delightful romance between Parthi and Naachiya (Madhumathi Padmanabhan who looks like a real village beauty), the daughter of a rich landlord in the village. The village itself takes on a life of its own. There are many twists and turns, many that you will not be able to …

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Chennai News update


The Tamil movie Kabadadaari can be watched on Amazon Prime form today. The movie stars Sibiraj, Swetha, Nassar and Jayprakash. The story is about a traffic cop Shakti whose real passion is in crime related cases. He stumbles across the skeletal remains of three people and he decides to investigate. However much to his dismay he finds out the remains are about 40 years old. He meets up with journalist Kumar who is also interested in the case and together they try and unravel the mystery. Follow Chennai Newsletter on Facebook and sign up for their excellent newsletter on whatsapp Chennai Newsletter or send me a message on +91 98412 48652 stating their name. Or try this Follow this link: If you are interested in some good Tamil Semi-classical and devotional music on the internet then you can tune …

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