Since the cinema has evolved, there has been a general format followed that if there is a film, the lead will be the ‘hero’ and the credits for the movie’s making generally goes to the director. After following those traditions of making for several years, there has been a new approach for actresses in showing them to be the important icons with character oriented roles at present. However some directors like K Balachander, Director Ram and many other legendary directors of Indian Cinema tried showcasing the respect and importance towards female leads in most of their creations, the ‘heroic’ female leads are much provoking and trending in the present times.
Seeing an overview at the recent hits of female oriented movies, the heroines like Nayanthara, Trisha, Jyotika, Amala Paul, Nithya Menen, Hansika and many budding actresses are taking up such scripts to make a trendsetting approach in films at recent times with not only in the screenplay but also in the budget of the movies are effectively utilized with such genres. Giving a brief note on the above mentioned heroines’ films, they can be listed as follows –
Starting with the movies acted by ‘Lady Superstar’, her performances in ‘Maya’, ‘Aramm’, ‘Dora’, ‘Kolamaavu Kokila’ received a great talk and an upscale in her career for creating that trend in Kollywood. Continued with these movies, she is still more welcoming in Sarjun’s ‘Airaa’, Chakri Toleti’s ‘Kolaiyuthir Kolam’ and also in many other upcoming movies without making audience bored since there is a great expectation on her way of choosing films to act.
Next to Nayanthara, Jyotika who has been acting for decades has been choosing roles with the characters having strong female base has acted in the movies of recent times like ‘36 Vayadhinile’, ‘Magalir Mattum’, ‘Naachiyaar’, ‘Kaatrin Mozhi’ and the debut director S Raj’s upcoming directorial produced by ‘Dream warrior Pictures’, also receives great welcoming not only by female audiences but also by family audiences.
Apart from these two strong faces of Tamil cinema, ‘Lesa Lesa’ girl, Trisha has brought down attention of people through ‘Nayagi ‘ and ‘Mohini’ whereas she is also working on upcoming movies like Director Sundar Balu’s ‘Garjanai’ and Thirugnanam’s ‘Paramapadham Vilayattu’ which were most expected to release very soon after filming.
Following the same trend, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar who has been a sensational face through her performances in ‘Maari 2’, ‘Sarkar’, ‘Sanda Kozhi 2’ and many other movies, has also tried the female oriented character approach in ‘Echcharikkai - Idhu Manidhargal Nadamaadum Idam’ and in the upcoming movies like ‘Velvet Nagaram’, J K directorial ‘Rajapaarvai’, Priyadharshini’s police movie ‘Sakthi’ in which Varalaxmi has been stated to play the role of a lady police officer and also in the multi starrer Sundar Balu’s ‘Kanni Theevu’.
Touching the same style of genre which features heroines in the strong characters, Amala Paul has been roped in ‘Aadai’ and ‘Adho Andha Paravai Pola’ creating great expectations whereas Hansika is flicking out in a new avatar for U R Jameel’s ‘Maha’, Anjali has been working on ‘Lisaa’ and ‘O’, Kajal Agarwal has been waiting for the release of ‘Paris Paris’, Namitha’s upcoming movie ‘Ahambaavam’, Nithya Menen starrer Jayalalitha’s biopic ‘The Iron Lady’ directed by Priyadharshini, Sunny Leone starrer ‘Veeramaadevi’ are much expected on screens as the upcoming releases.
Passing across many years in cinema which had been encouraging and rising audience’s support through many sensational films, it seems to be the first time to have a lump of female character oriented movies in Tamil Cinema which is actually seen as a remarkable phase and growth in respecting heroine characterizations not only with the outcome of fame but also in box office collection.
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