Thursday, January 15, 2009
Priyanka in heroine-centric films
Malayalee actress Priyanka, who recently made a TV appearance in 'Idea Star Singer', a popular reality show in Kerala aired by Asianet TV, is extremely lucky! She was launched in 2006 with the much-acclaimed Bharath starrer Veyyil, the first-ever Tamil film screened at Cannes as part of Cannes Film Festival 2007. Remember the hit song of the film "Uruguthey maruguthey orae parvayaley"? Now, Priyanka is making steady progress in her career and getting chosen for heroine-centric films.Have you heard of the Malayalam film Vilambam, the poignant tale of a gang-raped girl and her fight for justice? The film has not yet been released in India, but has been screened at several international film festivals where it was critically acclaimed by international film critics and pundits. It's Priyanka's first film in Malayalam.
Vilambam has made everyone in the industry take notice of Priyanka’s acting skills and her ability. Though the film has an impressive lineup of veterans like Thilakan, Biju Menon and Suhasini, the focus is always on Priyanka and there are only two scenes in which she does not appear, which is something quite rare for a heroine! Following this, she has bagged meaty roles in Bipin Prabhakar’s Samastakeralam P.O. opposite Jayaram and National award winning director T.V. Chandran’s Bhoomi Malayalam opposite Suresh Gopi. Both films have already completed post production works and are now expected to release in January 2009.
Not just Malayalam films, Priyanka has also secured a prominent role in the forthcoming Vanam Partha Seemaiyile (Tamil), whose audio will be released soon. The film is considered as a catapult that will elevate Priyanka’s status in Kollywood. Priyanka says she is no hurry and would rather wait for a meaningful role rather than work in some run-of-the-mill movie. We wish this brilliant actress the best of luck.