Trisha breaks all the conventions of a Tamil Cinema Heroine with regard to longevity and depth. How do you sustain yourself playing different dimensions of the same role over and over again? She’s the ageless eternal dream girl. It’s the same girl who made a rather flimsy start in Jodi. It’s the same girl who made our jaws drop in Saamy. She’s isn’t a seductress. Neither is she a great actress but there’s something very likable about Trisha. A journey which actually began in Vikram’s Saamy is still going on and on even as heroes and heroines who have come after she have disappeared.
The most interesting part is she had to wait for so many years to prove herself as Rudra in Kodi. A role which breaks every stereotype associated with the villainous leading lady. Rudra’s character arc and makeover remain the same from start to finish as she goes about destroying her hero turned rival like it’s an everyday event. There’s no rush, no explosion just a wily fox-like attitude which gets her job done. Abhi in Abhiyum Naanum is a splendid lesson in complementing a fellow actor as the aces the daughter’s role to perfection.
But her toughest role till date for me will always be Jessie from VTV. She gives life to a shallow confused personality. Ideally, it is a character which should make you bang your head in desperation for the way it oscillates but you end up rooting for that zig zag puzzle which helps Karthik re-discover himself. Without Jessie, there is no VTV and just like Karthik we end up pondering with the same question. Why do we actually like Trisha but some favorites have no reason.
And now with 96 she has turned back the clock again just like that. Years have flown by yet everything remains the same. The poise in those eyes, the grace,the charm and the elegance. Damn only we have grown old. She remains the same. Time has surrendered to an ageless beauty