PENGUIN STAR KEERTHY SURESH: “I WAS LOOKING FOR A VERY GOOD WOMEN-CENTRIC FILM IN TAMIL, & THAT SCRIPT WAS PENGUIN”
As the filmmakers get set for the premiere of Keerthy Suresh’s latest movie Penguin on Amazon Prime Video this Friday, 19 June. The actress shares why it took her nearly two years to sign a film.
“After the release of Mahanati, it took about six or seven months for me to find the script that I wanted. I was looking for a very good women-centric film in Tamil, like how Mahanati was for me in Telugu, and that script was Penguin. It took awhile for me to meet Penguin,” she said.
Penguin is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, which is written and directed by debutant Eashvar Karthic. Described as a physiological thriller, the plot revolves around a mother’s struggle for her child’s safety from the clutches of a psychopath.
“I loved Eashvar’s narration. He narrated the script to me for over four hours. And still, I couldn’t feel it was a four-hour-long narration. And the (film’s) genre. I have not done a film in the thriller genre before. The movie is completely about motherhood. Probably, by the end of the movie, every mother is going to feel that I am a superhero,” Keerthy said.
Following in the footsteps of actress Jyotika’s Ponmagal Vandhal, Penguin is the second high-profile Kollywood movie to release on Amazon Prime Video.
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