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#Twister: The Master of the Plot Twist returns with ‘The Visit’.

Known for his outrageous plot twists, "The Sixth Sense" and "The Village" film director M. Night Shyamalan returns to cinema screens this month with the comedy horror "The Visit".

The movie tells the tale of two children who go to visit their grandparents, played by Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie, but the elderly couple's strange behaviour begins to scare them.

The movie also features some humour to relieve the tension -- a technique Shyamalan said was inspired by fellow film director David Lynch's work.

"I am getting obsessed by David Lynch movies.  I am in that kind of head space of weird humour, kind of like inappropriate dark weird humour," Shyamalan says.
Shyamalan wrote, directed and co-produced the film, which has no musical score, a deliberate choice.

"I didn't score any scenes so you didn't know whether it was...light suspense, you didn't know whether it was going to be funny and awkward or it was going to be terrifying," he said.

"So the whole time your body is just tense because I am not giving you any guidance."

Shyamalan soared to fame with "The Sixth Sense" which starred Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, especially for the plot twisting ending for which he has become famous for.

"I aspire to have a kind of a literary relationship with an audience like the author of a book does," he said.

"Hopefully I will get to make 20 more movies and there will be a relationship with the author like when we go to read a Stephen King book or a John Grisham book."

"The Visit" is released in British cinemas on Sept. 9 and in the United States two day later.

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#DubaiPropertyShow: Ambition and Optimism returns to Dubai


Whatever it may lack, Dubai's never been short of ambition and that ambition has never been more visible than at the inaugural Dubai Property Show at London's Olympia conference centre this weekend.

From sprawling mini-cities like 'Dubai Hill's - where nary a mound, let alone a hill, is in sight - through villas overlooking one of the Emirate's award-winning Golf Courses all the way to penthouses in the sky, the entire spectrum of the tiny city state's property dream is on show at the show.

The Dubai Property Show speaks volumes of the emirate's resilience and optimism given that it comes just six years after it was hit hard by the global financial crisis of 2008/2009.

Confidence is returning and with it, the investors with Brits among the top buyers, spending more than £1.6 billion in 2014 alone.

Prior to the crash, Dubai's building boom had been financed by a seemingly endless stream of credit.  Whilst the processes have been streamlined and new regulations imposed to avoid the sort of speculation that was rife pre-2008, the naked ambition still remains.

No one epitomizes that ambition than London-born and bred entrepreneur, investor and president of Sumansa, Sunil Jaiswal.

The UKAsian's editor Viji Alles caught up with Mr Jaiswal to talk investing, ambition and sunshine.

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#Catharsis: Jay Sean returns to his roots

Jay Sean

“I couldn’t stomach writing yet another generic pop song anymore”. With those words, Britain’s most successful R ‘n B artist and arguably the bigger ever British Asian artist Jay Sean cut ties with the music behemoth that is Cash Money Records. It’s been a cathartic process for the Brent-born 35-year-old …

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