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Why Jyothika’s comeback film 36 Vayathinile is causing such excitement

3/10/2015 11:37:54 AM

Proud of you Jo! says hubby Suriya

Suriya, a latecomer, joined Twitter on Women’s Day. He announced Jyothika’s comeback film with one of his first tweets and also unveiled one of the first looks of the movie.

36 Vayathinile, a woman’s story

36 Vayathinile is a remake of the Malayalam film How Old Are You? It’s made by Rosshan Andrews, who also directed the original and stars Rahman opposite Jyothika. The film revolves around the everyday situations, the insecurities and anxieties a woman in her mid-30s experiences as the dreaded 40s draw near.

Jo, who quit films on a high

The last of Jyothika’s major films was the 2007 film Mozhi, in which she played a deaf-mute girl. The charming romance was a runaway hit. For her sensitive portrayal Jyothika won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress.

So many super hits

In a career that lasted less than ten years and fewer than 50 films, Jyothika starred in a remarkable number of hits and was the leading actress of her time. Some of our favourite Jyothika films are the beautifully made Rhythm, Thenali and Vettaiyadu Vilayadu in which she starred opposite Kamal Haasan and the full-on masala entertainer Dhool. Another of her superhits is Chandramukhi, in which she played the demanding title role. She won a Tamil Nadu State Award for Best Actress for this performance as well.

A starry romance

It was during the making of the box-office success Kaakka Kaakka that Jyothika and Suriya are said to have fallen in love. They dated for several years before tying the knot in 2006. They have a daughter, Diya, and a son, Dev.

Jyothika at 36

After a break of some six years – she was last seen in the 2009 Malayalam film Seetha Kalyanam – Jyothika will be seen again on screen this summer when 36 Vayathinile hits the thetres. As it happens, the actress is 36 now and fans can’t wait to see her back in action.


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