Darshana Rajendran, who is an
active theatre artist from Chennai, will make her on-screen debut
with the movie John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu, directed by
Chandrahasan. The movie, which is based on Punathil Kunjabdulla's
short story of same name, will star Deepak
Parambol in the title role, John Paul.
Darshana was referred to the film by the director of the play
she acted in. She plays Anna, the sister of the protagonist John
Paul, played by Deepak Parambol. About her character, she says:
Anna is a fun loving-hard working girl, who is the pet of the whole
Darshana feels that theatre is a medium which demands the actors
to be loud and expressive; while movies demands comparitively
natural perfomance. She has already signed her next movie, which is
a bilingual, directed by Madhumitha. The Tamil version is titled as
Moonne Moonnu Varthai. She plays the second female lead in
the film. Darshana prefers the theatre over films as her favourite
acting platform. But still, she wants to continue acting in films
in some meaningful roles. She also remarked that language is not a
criteria to choose the movies.
John Paul Vaathil Thurakkunnu is an emotional-thriller
which revolves around a village lad who attends an interview and
gets drawn in to a different world. Rest of the star cast includes
Shruthi Menon, Sudhip Joshi, Madhu and P Balachandran in pivotial roles.