Was pleasantly surprised to see that Jyothika is making a comeback to Tamizh movies, through 36 Vayadhinile. Watched a couple of promos on Sun TV and realized it is a remake of a Malayalam movie ‘How old are you?’ Coincidentally, it was also the comeback movie of Manju Warrier, the heroine in the Malayalam original. Jyothika couldn’t have made a better choice of a story line. The movie focus is all about women empowerment, making tough choices, breaking the pre-set societal norms and succeeding in the choices that one makes. The Malayalam original saw some powerful acting by Manju and her classmate who is a seasoned corporate professional, Kanika, who encourages Manju to go revert to her fire-in-the-belly, youngster that she was. Am sure Jyothika performance will match, if not better it.
When Jyothika announced her taking a break, after marriage vows with heartthrob Surya, after Sillinu Oru Kaadhal, it broke my heart. I love Jyothika’s acting. I almost wrote a letter to Surya asking him to retire as well, since he was also getting married, and to her FIL Sivakumar, asking him to get rid of his old fashioned thinking.
Here’s to Jyothika’s success in her comeback venture, through a movie produced by hubby dearest Surya. Now that is a thoughtful gift from a loving husband, what say girls?
Similarly, my paaturi saree made a comeback after several years to see daylight. Almost 12 years ago I got this saree as a gift from my Orpodi, Raji Padmanabhan (co-sister , as they say in Indian English). Have worn it several times in the past and then the newer ones were priority.
The jewellery set was also a gift from her for my first wedding anniversary. She is one of my favorite people in my large in-laws family and is my die-hard fan and unwavering supporter! We share a very special equation and am ever so glad for her presence in my life!!!