Sunday, August 22, 2021

Remembering Actress Chitra


   Chitra known by her brand ambassador name Idhayam Nallennai Chitra was one of the most popular faces of Malayalam cinema who had acted in quite a number of Tamil films,besides acting in a few Telugu and Kannada films.She had made a couple of Hindi entries too.Death has struck her with a maasive heart attack at the age of 56.

  Chitra was always a meek and modest face of Tamil Cinema.Having been introduced by K.Balachander in an uncredited role in Aboorva Ragangal, she had also acted in KB's Manadhil Urudhi Vendum.She had played impressive sister roles as Vijayakanth's sister in Auto Raja,as Prabu's sister in "En Thangachi Padichava {one of the notable early films of Prabu}and as the younger sister of Vijayakumar and Sarathkumar in the most commendable film Cheran Pandian directed by the ace film maker K.S.Ravikumar.She had also acted in Ravikumar's two other films Putham Puthu Payanam and Periya Kudumbam.

  Chitra played the main role paired with Karthik Muthuraman in Thiruppu Munai.She did significant roles in films like Raja Parvai,Oorkaavalan,Ninaivu Chinnam,Edhir Katru,Pondatti Rajyam and Paarambaryam.Chitra had been mostly typecast especially in Malayalam films in the role of  a victim of circumstances,or as a victim of the exploited lot,in the hands of men without morals.In Tamil, her most remembered roles are from En Thangachi Padichava, Oorkaavalan and Cheran Pandian.In all these films she fell a victim of tragic events caused by villainous characters played by Anandaraj,Raghuvaran and K.S.Ravikumar respectively.

  Humility and submission were the trademarks of the role assigned to Chitra and she performed her roles with absolute spirit of modesty and merit,supported by her dedicated role play.She was a worthy addition to many films and it is really worthy to remember her at this moment,with a deep sense of appreciation that she deserves.Let her soul rest in peace.



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