“A very fulfilling experience,” Jyotika on her never-done-before role in Udanpirappe!

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With her last hit venture, Ponmagal Vandhal, Jyotika is gearing up for her 50th film Udanpirappe with Sasikumar and Samuthirakani as her co-stars. The movie is set to premiere on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video on October 14. Ahead of the film’s release, the actor spoke about her role in the film at a press meet on October 11, Monday.  

Directed by Era Saravanan, it is centered around two siblings Mathangi and Vairavan played by Jyotika and Sasikumar respectively. The movie focuses on other social issues along with accommodating the bond between the siblings.

“This is a very grassroots level script, which I haven’t done before. It is not often that we get such powerful and deep-rooted roles to play. Secondly, it’s a beautiful concept of exploring a brother-sister bond at a native level, which was again new,” she stated while expressing why she chose the script. “But above all of this, the script, the way the dialogues were penned, the things we are discussing, and the power in the writing and screenplay is what attracted me the most.”  

The actor also remarked how she was inspired by a lot of real characters and people whom she had encountered for 15 years through her family.

“We heroines seldom get a chance to grow like this over some time. It’s beautiful when you play a character across ages and experience all the shades of the character. It’s a fulfilling experience,” she remarked. 

The Chandramukhi actor also expressed how the character Mathangi is quite different from the roles she had played earlier. She has often had roles with powerful dialogues but this movie gives her a chance to use her silence.

“The parts where I remain silent and observe what is happening were also the ones I liked the most,” she said.  

She also shed light on the change in the way she selected scripts in recent times and how she asked for dialogues two months before getting the character as she wanted to get used to the skin of her role and be able to portray her for long periods.

“I have been picking dignified roles that women who walk into the theatre would resonate with. Roles in movies that are for family audiences,” she said.

There’s a lot of homework that goes into films, especially when I have to play intense roles like the ones in Raatchasi, Ponmagal Vandhal or Udanpirappe” Jyotika shared.

Her 50th movie is produced by her husband Suriya and herself under the 2D Entertainment banner and is a part of a four-film deal signed between the production house and the OTT platform of Amazon Prime.

“I have the power to choose my scripts and have the access to time zones, that is I can pack up on time. I am happy to have that kind of flexibility. It feels great when you have the power to pick your subjects and make what you believe in,” she says while talking about the happiness of being a producer.

On account of her 50th movie releasing tomorrow, Jyotika has posted a story announcing her coming live at 5:30 pm today to interact with the popular Vijay TV anchor Dhivyadharshini and her sister Priyadharshini to talk about her movie.

Simran Rishi Bagga, the popular actor who had starred in movies like Odu Raja Odu and Kannathil Mutthamittai has also extended her warm support for Jyotika’s 50th by sharing a post captioned with her love and feeling of pride for her.

Though filmed before the pandemic, Udanpirappe is set to release on an OTT platform and Jyotika said that in all her career, this is the first time her movie is getting a festive release.  “I would like to thank Amazon Prime Video. These slots are usually booked for the hero-centric films.” She also added, “In my opinion, it’s a very big step towards equality of genders and I feel elated.” 

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