Actress Revathi is all set to direct a Malayalam movie by next year. The actress revealed the news during the promotions of her latest movie "Margarita With a Straw".
"The story that I have written fits the Malayalam scenario. I am lucky to be able to make Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam films as I connect with all the three languages," Revathi told IANS.
Revathi, who plays the mother of a girl who suffers from cerebral palsy (Kalki) in "Margarita With a Straw" won applauds for her performance. Though she is considered to be one of the most prolific actresses of Indian cinema, Revathi has also proved herself to be one of the finest filmmakers with her five directorial attempts.
Her first movie "Mitr, My Friend" (2002), which starred Shobana and Nasser Abdullah, was one of the most noticeable flicks of the year and won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in English. Her second movie "Phir Milenge" was inspired by American film "Philadelphis" and was much noticed as it dealt with issue of HIV/AIDS.
Here third movie "Makal", a segment in Malayalam anthology movie "Kerala Cafe" dealt with the subject of flesh trade that is happening under the disguise of adoption. Even her fourth movie "Parcel" was a segment of an anthology movie "Mumbai Cutting" which was part of 2008 Indian Film Festival in Los Angeles and 10th Osian Film Festival.
Her last movie was an English short Film "Red Building Where the Sun Sets" released in 2011. It won Revathi a lot of laurels, including National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film on Family Welfare.
Since, most of her movies were issue-based, it would be interesting to see the genre of her next movie. But the actress said she would like to make something like "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", directed by Zoya Akhtar.
"I would love to make the kind of films Zoya makes. "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" was an exceptional film. It also did well at the box office. I think it's a talent to write such a film. I don't know if I have the talent to write something like that, but let's see. I think it will take some time for me," added the actress.