Simran guns for tormentors in her first action film
07th Mar 2002
By ApunKaChoice Bureau
Reigning queen of Mollywood, Simran, who has essayed a wide range of histrionically demanding roles, is trying her hand at action movies for a change.
Flush from her success in Mani Ratnam's Kannathil Mujthamittal, in which she is the mother of three children, Simran plays a bandit in her new film titled Kovilpatti Veeralakshmi.
The protagonist of the film, an oppressed Dalit woman, is forced to take up the gun to avenge her humiliation at the hands of upper class village chieftains, who subject her to brutal rape.
While ace cinematographer Ashok Kumar will wield the camera, K. Rajeshwar takes care of the story, screenplay, lyrics and direction.
The music director is Aadityan, whose last bandit film Sivalaperi Pandi Such is the confidence a Simran film inspires these days that distributors are vying with each other to snap it up, according to the grapevine.