By: Settu Shankar
Friday, April 27, 2007
Suhasini, the former actress and wife of Mani Ratnam, is re- entering direction after the debacle of her debut movie Indira, released a decade ago.
This time, Parakash Raj, a favourite male actor for most of the retired artists like Revathi, Rohini, Urvasi and Suhasini, will be producing the film underthe banner of his Duet Movies.
One can remember the immature attempt of Suhasini's Indira released in 1994. This film became a big disaster financially for the producer GV, and laid bare Suhasini's utopian thoughts on the society. She filmed the story without any knowledge about the life in Tamil villages and their cultural diversities. She conceived the film's story without any knowledge about the social status of the dalit community, and this invited scathing criticism from many Tamil laureates. A.R.Rahman scored music for that film. But after the disaster at the box office, she was forced to nurse her love for direction secretly.
But now, it is Prakash Raj who is going to fulfil her long-cherished wish.. His next production after Mozhi will be directed by Suhasini. It seems that Prakash Raj is very comfortable working with the women directors. He has already produced a film under the direction of Priya.V , a former assistant of Mani Rathnam. He has also planned to produce a film under the direction of Revathi after his project with Suhasini.