Assamese Beauty in Big League of Kollywood
She has been quoted as “fresh face in Kollywood” by the Deccan Chronicle and a “fresh face” by the prestigious The Hindu. She is the lead actress of highly acclaimed Vazhakhu Enn 18/7, a film by Balaji Shaktivel of ‘Kaadhol’ and ‘Kaloori’ fame. She is none other than Sonapur girl Urmila Mahanta.
A graduate from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Urmila was spotted by famous south Indian director Balaji Shakitvel during the Goa film Festival and offered her the lead role in his upcoming film : Vazhakhu Enn 18/7. After many audition in Chennai, she finally got the lead role of Jyothi., a slum dweller of Chennai.
Vazhakhu Enn was premiered in Chennai last month. Tho who’s who of the Tamil Film Industry attended the premier and praised Urmila for her performance. In fact few notable directors of Tamil Industry approached her with wet eyes and remarked that she has proved to be from the prestigious FTI of Pune. Similarly during press screening, journalist literally stood up and clapped on her last shot, which is very rare to see in Chennai.
Urmila is flooded with appreciation calls from journalist and critics who are lining up to take her interview. She is busy in shooting for an upcoming Hindi Feature film in Kolhapur and flew down to Chennai yesterday when the film was officially released.
‘Vazhakku Enn: 18/9.’ is produced by Linguswamy’s home productions “Tirupati Brothers”. It is a take on teenagers, and looks fresh and prim. The film showcases two couples from opposite ends of the economic strata and their crush and something goes dangerously awry. The film has already created the right amount of expectation among the crowd urging them to wonder about what the film is all about.
The music for the film has been scored by noted guitarist R. Prasanna, who bagged the Oscars for his documentary film ‘Smile Pinki’. The back ground music score as well as the songs have a raw and natural feel to them.