Anjali’s character in the movie “Iraivi” is one such example. The movie which was well appreciated for portraying the troubles of different women also showcased what is wrong with men. But, instead of a story line that convinces the audience to treat women better, the movie gives more ideas on what can be done to hurt women physically and mentally. While the female characters in the movie (Iraivi) deserve the pity and sympathy of audiences, they also send out a message that “it is okay to hurt a woman because she is always going to be around until you correct your mistakes”.
It is high time directors make movies that have a solid role for female leads. It does not have to be a movie that is entirely based on one woman but it can have the female lead on roles apart from being a beautiful sight. Trisha’s role in “Thoongavanam” was critically appreciated because of her performance and stunts. Actresses should filter and look for scripts where their roles have a significant contribution to the movie. Don’t you think actresses like Hansika Motwani and Kajal Agarwal can do more than just dancing in Kollywood?