Nadigayin Diary, a dubbed Tamil version of Malayalam movie Climax, is the biopic of yesteryear sex siren Silk Smitha but the film is not dirty like Vidya Balan's Hindi biopic The Dirty Picture on Silk.
Director Anil claimed and added that it is as an emotional story based on the controversial life of late actress Silk Smitha and not dirty. "People have already started to compare the film with several imaginary stories, including the Hindi film The Dirty Picture, but it's not like that. It's a true, emotional story of the rise and fall of an actress. The story is closer to personal life of Silk Smitha, and it is not dirty," Anil told IANS.
Anthony Eastman, who introduced Silk to the Malayalam film industry, has written the script for the film. "Based on real experiences that he shared with the actress, he has penned the story with lot of detailing and, therefore, it is different from other versions," Anil added.
Bollywood actress Sana Khan has essayed the role of Silk Smitha in the film, which also features Baburaj, Suresh Krishna, Nishan and Rajasri Nair. "There are different sides to each story. Audiences will get to see the side they didn't know about the actress. We have made the film as real and emotional as possible without making it dirty," he said. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Produced by PJ Thomas, Climax is currently in post-production phase, while the dubbing for Tamil version is underway.
First, it was Vidya Balan, who turned Silk Smitha in Hindi blockbuster film The Dirty Picture. The film had not only won thumbs up from critics but also attracted mass audience. The success that the film got made many filmmaker in South India to come up with their own takes on the yesteryear sensation.
In Kannada film industry, the film on Silk Smitha is titled Silk Sakkath Hot and the film stars Pakistani actress Veena Malik in the lead role. But like the Bollywood version, there are doubts whether it is an authentic version or a mixture of true incidents and fiction.
On the other end, a biopic in Malayalam is also being made but the interesting point of the story is that the film is written by Antony Eastman, who introduced Silk to Malayalam cinema and he knew her very well.
The film stars Sana Khan, who entered Tamil films with Silambarasan starrer Silambattam.