From then, there’s no going back for this expressive actor. With a series of hits beginning with her most appreciated role to date from the movie Kushi, she has been time and giving us pretty good movies with not just scope for her acting but also a few feminist lessons to us – the society.
Jyothika after her marriage with Suriya in 2006 decided to take a break from movies which left her fans heartbroken. But, the actor came back to the big screen via her movie 36 Vayadhinile and has been keen on doing women-centric movies ever since. Her latest movie Udanpirappe starring Sasikumar and Samuthrakani is set to release on Amazon prime marks her 50th movie.
Celebrating this milestone of hers in the Indian cinema here’s to looking back at her career that not just fetched movies that were eye-candy for her fans but also performance-oriented for the actor. The actor has always given a few thoughts for us to dwell with through her movies and performances. Here are a few such roles.
Jennifer from Kushi
Kushi is one of the most loved rom-com in Tamil Cinema. Jennifer in the movie was a girl who was ahead of her time. She never takes No for an answer and ends up getting what she wants. Jyotika had played with her expressions in this movie.
Lesson: It is okay to be vocal about our needs and acquire things we want!
Kundhavi from Sillunu Oru Kaadhal
Kundhavi is a village girl who is married unwillingly to Goutham but eventually falls for him. Kundhavi on finding her husband’s previous failed love tries to unite with his ex and what happens then is the remaining plot. This character would have been beautifully played by Jyotika. She would have shown us that with love anything is possible.
Lesson: True love triumphs against it all!
Ganga from Chandramukhi
Ganga is a bubbly, jovial girl who has had a pretty traumatizing childhood that has taken a toll on her mental health. This is probably one of the best roles played by Jyotika to date. Her performance both as Ganga and Chandramukhi gained her several awards and appreciations as well.
Lesson: Importance of Mental Health!
Vasanthi from 36 Vayadhinile
36 Vayadhinile marked the comeback movie of Jyotika where she played the role of a mother of a teenager. Vasanthi is an innocent mother who does so much for her family but has never been respected. Understanding her worth, Vasanthi decides to begin her own business despite several struggles, setbacks, mockery, and societal pressures. This kind of late than never attitude and step towards her self-realization made her daughter and family realize how true of an inspiration she is. This progressive behavior not just uplifts her, but also several women who were inspired by Vasanthi. She not just was a giving mother for her daughter, a wife, a daughter-in-law but was also a woman of her dreams.
Lesson: It is never too late to chase your dreams!
Naachiyaar from Naachiyaar
Naachiyaar is a diligent and righteous police officer with no rules that can bind her. She tries her best to stage the culprit of any crime before the law, but when the law finds no punishment for the accused, she takes matters into her own hands.
Lesson: Righteousness and justice is the only path!
Geetha Rani from Raatchasi
Geetha is a Lt.Colonel turned Headmistress who questions the corruption and malpractices affecting the innocents of the society. After Naachiyaar, this was a never-like-before role in Jyotika’s career.
Lesson: Questioning the wrongs is the need of the hour!
With her versatility and recent nudge to women-centric scripts, we hope to see further promising films from Jyothika!