Ranjith has been a highly lauded director, whose Malayalam movie Thirakkatha was loosely rooted in the life of the departed South Indian actress Sreevidya. Now, sources have vocalized that the upcoming Malayalam movie Naayika is also anchored in the existence of Sreevidya. The film has been directed by Jayaraj and produced by Thomas Benjamin under the flag of Makayiram Creations. Naayika has Madhu and Sharada, who are the actresses of yesteryear, as its female protagonists.
Naayika has been scripted by Deedi Damodaran, who had previously been the scriptwriter of Gulmohar, which had also been directed by Jayaraj. Naayika narrates the saga of a heroine of yesteryear, who vanishes behind the curtain of time. Jayaram as well as Sabitha Jayaraj and Jagathy will be present in the movie enacting supporting characters.
Ranjith had subsequently released a clarification that Thirakkatha was a film not anchored in the life of Sreevidya. Nevertheless, Thirakkatha was a motion picture that paid homage to the actresses of yesteryear, who were charming and well-liked personas in the film industry during their youth, with copious patronage. The tale alters between the present and flashback via the outlook of divergent characters.
The story is partitioned into three monologues, which bump into each other in the climax. The film procured helpful and beneficial assessments from the critics and viewers alike. This movie attained the honor of National Award for Best Malayalam Feature Film. Priyamani, who was the female protagonist in this film, was conferred the Best Actress Award By Filmfare Awards South.
Meanwhile, Jayaraj is an eminent Malayalam moviemaker, who has conquered several awards for his films. He has acquired triumphs in the turf of commercial/mainstream cinema as well as in the territory of art house movies. He has garnered fame for himself via his praised films such as Paithrukam, Vidyarambham, Shantam, Kaliyattan, Loudspeaker etc.