Gone are the days when actresses are used in Tamil cinema just to dance with heroes, get kidnapped by villains or to do character or extended junior artiste kind of roles.
Changing times have ensured that actresses just don’t play the main lead, but also do bold characters. This week, Mykollywood.com throws light on those actresses who are travelling on the new path.
Amala Paul, who had already shocked many in the first look poster of her upcoming film ‘Aadai’ in which she was seen in tattered clothes, recently went a step ahead in the teaser of the movie.
The teaser, which runs for more than a minute and half, begins with Amala Paul’s mother making police complaint about her missing daughter and ends with showing Amala waking up nude in an isolated multi-storey building.
This had raised many eyebrows. The teaser of the movie, directed by Rathna Kumar of Vaibhav-Priya Bhavanishankar starrer ‘Meyadha Maan’ fame, was released by popular Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar.
The film has been cleared by the Censor Board with an A certificate and it is expected to hit the screens soon.
In Thiagarajan Kumararaja directed ‘Super Deluxe’, Samantha was shown as a woman who has an extramarital affair. She also indulges in sex with her ex-boyfriend when her husband is away.
In fact, the film opens with Vaembu (Samantha’s character name) inviting her former lover over to her house. And the next thing you know, Vaembu is in bed with him.
This is not that kind of character which every actress readily accepts. Samantha not just accepted to do it, but also did it in an impeccable manner.
In ’96’, which is 2018’s biggest love story in Tamil cinema, Trisha playd the childhood sweetheart of Vijay Sethupathi. She meets him after years, after having married another man.
They spend a night together, talking and catching up old things. Though the two of them do not have sex, the film provoked a lot of discussion and debate.
While many welcomed Trisha’s character and how it was portrayed, others opposed it saying that the idea (of a woman spending a night with her former lover) was disgusting.
Nayanthara played a drug peddler in ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’. The story goes like this: Kokila (Nayanthara), who has financial issues, gets involved in a drug racket to earn quick money.
Eventually, her family also gets dragged in the internal drug war which, in turn, puts their lives at risk. The black comedy action film is written and directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and produced by Lyca Productions.
The film stars Nayanthara in the lead role alongside a supporting cast including Yogi Babu, Saranya Ponvannan, R S Shivaji, Charles Vinoth, and Hareesh Peradi. Anirudh Ravichander composed the film’s music. The film was released on 17 August 2018.