Happy Birthday Trisha: From Abhi to Jessie to Jaanu, here are some of Trisha's roles that were loved by the audience
As the ever young Trisha celebrates her birthday today, May 4, we breeze through her career and sift some of the good roles that the actress has done in her two-decade-plus years of filmography. Trisha is fortunate to have worked with many prolific directors such as Mani Ratnam, Gautham Menon, Ameer, Priyadarshan, Hari, Dharani, Mohan Raja, Selvaraghavan, Radha Mohan and others. The unanimous opinion about Trisha is that she brings to table a raw freshness in her characters which gives a unique flavour.
Easily, the best would be her portrayal of Jessy in Gautham Menon’s Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya. As someone who is vulnerable, confused and in love, Trisha had aced the character and won accolades. Even now people call her Jessy. Maybe we can’t say second, but on par with Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya is her last year’s film 96 directed by Premkumar. Trisha played Jaanu who meets her childhood sweetheart Ram (Vijay Sethupathi) in a reunion after around 22 years and rekindles their passion for each other. Her subtle, understated and at the same time emotional and dignified essaying of her character Jaanu earned her a lot of acclaim and awards.
Director Radha Mohan is known for his light-hearted take on life and his Abhiyum Naanum, a female-centric film had showcased the cute actor in Trisha. As Prakash Raj’s doting daughter Abhi, Trisha did a commendable job and was apt for the role. Dharani’s Ghilli was one of a kind where Trisha’s Dhanalakshmi stayed on in the hearts of the audience. Her peppy and energetic dance moves in ‘Appadi Podu’ is still considered one of the best. In Gautham Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal, Trisha did not shy away from featuring as a pregnant single mother, a first of its kind in Tamil cinema where such things are considered a huge taboo. It was a highly magisterial role to which Trisha brought a lot of life.