Aparna Balamurali garners praise for her fantastic performance in Soorarai Pottru
Ever since its release in Amazon Prime Video last night, ‘Soorarai Pottru’ has been getting excellent response in social medias. Critics and commoners have unanimously rated it as Suriya’s best in several years. Along with Suriya, his co-star Aparna Balamurali is also getting appreciation from all corners. As the free-spirited and resolute Bommi, the Malayali actress has delivered a stellar performance.
Though Aparna has already acted in a couple of Tamil films — 8 Thottakal’ and ‘Sarvam Thaala Mayam’, ‘Soorarai Pottru’ is expected to give her that much-needed big break in K-Town. Unlike the one-note heroines we usually get to see in commercial films, Aparna’s Bommi is very integral to the storyline.
Director Sudha Kongara had roped in Aparna after conducting a few auditions. Prior to shoot, the actress had also shed weight and underwent some workshops to get into the skin of the character. She has also dubbed for her character in the typical Madurai slang. For that, she took the help of a special dubbing coach. Aparna not just slays it with the Madurai slang, but also her body language of a bold and ambitious woman.
The Bommi-Maaran relationship dynamics is also a very unique one and it works largely because of the lovely chemistry between Suriya and Aparna. In a particular scene, when Maaran tries to put down Bommi’s business, the latter gives it back strongly as Aparna’s expressive eyes speak volumes.