About 18 years ago, Vijayanthi IPS revolutionized filmmaking in South India. The film, which is about an honest lady police officer and her fight against corrupt politicians, dispelled the belief that a heroine-centric film cannot become a blockbuster and catapulted Vijayshanthi to the acme of her career.
As reported earlier, this film is being made in Tamil as Bhavani with Sneha in the lead role. With the way things are going, this version is also likely to create yet another revolution and boost Sneha’s career just as Vijayshanthi’s image zoomed. Post Vyjayanthi IPS, she was given the sobriquet “lady superstar”. We guess it is time for us to think of a suitable title for Sneha.
When Sneha was first selected for this role, everyone admitted it was a good choice as she will look elegant in a police officer’s uniform (or is it the other way around?!) but wondered if she would be able to fit the tough girl’s image. But Sneha has surprised all of us! Look at the picture inset. You will be able to appreciate how hard she has worked on her physique. It reminds us of Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Well, it is an incredible makeover for Sneha from a pleasant girl to a tough girl in a manly role. Sneha has also pulled off quite a lot of risky stunts for the film.
But the way Bhavani has been filmed varies from the original and certain changes have been made to the screenplay to suit the tastes of today’s audience.
Bhavani has been produced by G. Kicha and Shahul Hameed for Sri Moviemakers. Arthikumar is the director. Music is by Dhina. S.K. Bhupathi is the cinematographer.