Sumalatha, one of the most popular actresses from the mid eighties
to the nineties, suddenly disappeared from films after she got
married to politician turned Kannada superstar Ambareesh in 1991.
Debuting in films at age 15 after winning a beauty contest in
Andhra Pradesh, she had acted in almost all types of roles from
character to high action movies like Thoovanathumpikal,
Thaazhvaram, Newdelhi, Izabella and
Ee Thanutha Veluppan Kalathu.
With a stunning capability to handle six different languages,
Sumalatha literally ruled Southern films of her generation. Now,
she is all set to make her comeback into Malayalam with the
upcoming Prithviraj movie Calendar to be directed by debutant
film, Sumalatha will appear as a character named Thankom George, a
widowed professor who lives for her only daughter Kochu Rani.
Planned as a hilarious comedy, the movie will have Prithviraj in
the lead as Sojashan Olikkara, who brings a dramatic twist in the
lives of mother and daughter. Navya Nair is the heroine.
Other cast members include Mukesh, Jagadeesh, Jagathy Sreekumar,
Vijayaraghavan, Mallika Sukumaran and Sooraj Venjaranmoodu. Babu
Janardhanan pens the script for Calender, which has
already started shooting at Kottayam last week. Calendar
will be Prithviraj's Vishu release.