Silk Smitha’s unofficial biopic The Dirty Picture starring Vidya Balan was a blockbuster in Bollywood. The film, with the stupendous performance of Vidya and good content, had won critics and audience appreciation.
Yesteryear sex siren Silk Smitha, who had acted in all Southern film industries, was one of the biggest talking point during her times. She reached the peaks, which many actresses would only dream, in no time and subsequently, fell down from the top.
Silk was considered to be a sensation at 80s and she worked with many top stars of South Indian films. But as the fate had it, she surrendered to death by committing suicide after tasting series of failures. Her death has been unresolved mystery even today!
Well, her life story inspired Bollywood producer Ekta Kapoor to make a biopic. But as she did not take the permission from the late actress’ family, the film got into legal tangle. In the end, the filmmaker released the movie starring Vidya Balan by claiming it did not have anything to do with Silk.
Now, yet another film claiming that it is a biopic of Silk Smitha has been made in Malayalam-Tamil. After publicising all these months that it is an authentic biopic of the sex siren, the makers of the film, like Ekta Kapoor, released the film Nadigayin Diary (Climax in Malayalam) with a disclaimer, “It bears no resemblance to anyone living or dead.” Read on for the review…
As we expect, it is the rags-to-riches story of a poor girl played by the Bollywood actress Sana Khan. She is an orphan and she was brought up by her step mother. Working as a house maid, she dreams of becoming a star. Her luck changes when a director comes across her. Instantly, screen test is done in her hut. Her looks impresses the director, and soon she becomes one of the biggest actress of not only Tamil films but of South films.