Dear Jyothika, Thank You For Redefining The Role Of A Housewife In Cinema!

Thank you!

Jyothika or Jo as she is fondly known among all her fans, captured the hearts of millions ever since she forayed into the cinema industry a decade ago. This bubbly actor reigned the South Indian cinema ever since her debut in Vaali. She has acted with all the top stars from the filmdom – Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Chiranjeevi, Nagarjuna, Ajith, Suriya, Vijay, Vikram, Madhavan – the list is endless.

Jo has received critical praises for playing a blind woman in Perazhagan, An alter ego in Chandramukhi, a mute girl in Mozhi , an antagonist in Pachaikili Muthucharam and a middle aged woman in 36 Vayadhinile and of course Prabha from her recent release Magalir Mattum where the ever youthful Jo is all set to role again. How could one forget the Jo in Kaakha Kaakha and Vettaiyadu Vilayadu. This versatile actress has been the recipient of several awards besides a string of successful movies.

This elegant actress has been the lead lady to Surya in Poovellam Kettuppar, Uyirile Kalanthathu, Perazhagan, Maayavi, June R and Sillunu Oru Kaadhal is now in real his wife and mother of two adorable children. She has in fact worn the hat of a wife, mother, daughter-in –law and an actress with dexterity. She is the epitome of a career woman who has struck a perfect balance between home and work despite her priority being the family first. Her comeback is seen as a ray of hope for middle aged actress who can look forward to women centric roles. Jo has set an example to all women who wish to be successful chasing their dreams.

Jyothika’s successful comeback reflects a paradigm shift in the industry and we at JFW wish her well.

We are indeed elated to honour Jo for her Excellence in Cinema.

Jyothika during the awards talked about her comeback being so special. Rightfully said, the actress has made sure that she only chooses films that contains narratives which encourage women, especially women whose dreams have been suppressed, to pursue their dreams and fulfill their wishes.

On receiving the award for excellence in Cinema, the ‘36 Vayadhinile’ actress said, “What a memorable night. An example of a dignified evening and so perfectly staged. Overwhelming respect was given. A true celebration of womanhood.”

Thank you, Jyothika for recreating womanhood in cinema!

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