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Arulnithi’s mystery-thriller Dejavu, in which he plays a cop, to release on July 21

Arulnithi's Dejavu, directed by Arvindh Srinivasan, has been cleared by the Censor Board with a U/A certificate.

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Last Updated: 12.33 AM, Jun 12, 2022

Arulnithi’s mystery-thriller Dejavu, in which he plays a cop, to release on July 21
Arulnidhi; Dejavu poster

Newbie Arvindh Srinivasan's investigative thriller Dejavu, featuring Arulnithi in the lead, will hit screens on July 21. The actor made the announcement on Twitter, by sharing a poster of the film.

The story of Dejavu revolves around Arulnithi, who plays an IPS officer.

The trailer gave away the fact that a cat and mouse game was going on between the mastermind of a crime and Arulnithi and how, until a point, the criminal is a step ahead of the cop. Dejavu is shot completely in Chennai, has music by Ghibran and cinematography by PG Muthiah.

Apart from Arulnithi, Dejavu features Smruthi Venkat, Madhoo (Madhubala), Achyuth Kumar and Raghav Vijay, Mime Gopi and Kaali Venkat. Produced by Vijay Pandi's White Carpet Films and PG Muthiah's PG Media Works, the first look poster of Dejavu was released by Vijay Sethupathi.

Arvindh told Cinema Express how Arulnithi was apprehensive about doing a thriller again, after K-13. "But when he read the first half of the film, he found it to be gripping and wanted me to narrate the second half," Arvindh added, assuring Dejavu won't be a usual thriller.

Despite playing a cop, we hear, Arulnithi won't be donning the khaki, even for a scene. The story of Dejavu, Arvindh says, happens over a day and a night.

Speaking about Madhoo, Arvindh says she was excited about playing a cop for the first time in her career.

Up next, Arulnithi has D Block, Diary and Demonte Colony 2, in the pipeline.

Touted to be a gripping thriller, D Block, is written and directed by Vijay Kumar Rajendran of Eruma Saani-fame. And, Diary is written and directed by debutant director Innasi Pandiyan, who has previously assisted Director Ajay Gnanamuthu.

Meanwhile, the sequel to Demonte Colony will be written and produced by Ajay Gnanamuthu, while his co-director Venky Venugopal will be helming the film.

This film will serve as both the prequel and sequel to the 2015 film, according to Cinema Express. The makers are planning to make Demonte Colony into a franchise and Ajay Gnanamuthu has already penned another three stories for the same. It looks like they will be shooting those films one after the other.