You can’t take this Urvashi easy – F’day spl. Aricle by Naveen
The back to back release of ‘Soorarai Pottru’ and ‘Mookuthi Amman’ has once again proved that what a verstaile actress Urvashi is. Urvashi got a break as a heroine in 1983 in K Bhagyaraj’s Tamil movie ‘Munthanai Mudichu’ and 37 years down the line she is aging like a wine.
While the ’90s kids’ will fondly remember for her performances in ‘Maaya Bazaar 1995’ and ‘Magalir Mattum’, she continues to entertain the current generation audience with the recent releases.
While she played a dotting emotional mother in ‘Soorarai Pottru’, she showed her comic skills with her timing in ‘Mookuthi Amman’ and stole the show in both movies.
As Pechi in ‘Soorarai Pottru’, her biggest wish in life is that her son and husband talk and reconcile. When Maara is unable reach on time when her husband is on his deathbed, she breaks down on seeing him in what is a fantastic scene.
Meanwhile in ‘Mookuthi Amman’, the expression on her face when their Tirupathi gets cancelled each time is the kind of improvisation that only a fine actor can bring over and above the screenplay. Another superbly done comedy scene is when RJ Balaji asks her from where she’ll get the money to visit Tirupathi. The ‘Baasha paaru’ song starts in the background and Urvashi does a Rajini style transformation.
In 2020, as she turned 51, Urvashi did some fine act in the short segment ‘Ilamai Idho Idho…’ in the movie ‘Putham Pudhu Kaalai’.
One of the most adorable moments of the short film is when Urvashi hides in a wardrobe with a cup of coffee in her hand and how the reactions on her face change as she listens to the father and daughter talking in the bedroom. She beautifully depicts the vulnerable side of a middle-aged woman who falls in love again when she tells Jayaram: ‘I don’t remember the last time someone offered me tea. Then how can I not like you?’
Apart from this her performances in ‘Siva Manasula Sakthi’, ‘Uthama Villain’, ‘Venghai’, ‘Manmadhan Ambu’ and ‘Vaamanan’ are all unforgettable.
Winning the National Award for Best Supporting Actress on her comeback movie in Malayalam ‘Achuvinte Amma’ in 2005 is proof enough for her prowess.
While her broken English in the movie evoked laughter, the climax in which she leaves Meera Jasmine with another new kids brings tears. This showcases her versatility.
With more of her movies slated to be released in the coming days, audiences can be assured of getting more entertained.