The trailer for Jyothika's upcoming film Magalir Mattum was released on Sunday. Like her previous outing 36 Vayadhiniley, Magalir Mattum too promises to look at the institutions of marriage and family from a woman's point of view.
The others in the cast are Urvashi (who starred in the first Magalir Mattum, a hilarious comedy), Saranya and Banupriya. The trailer says that the film is based on a true story and begins with a group of women discussing a film they're about to watch (secretly?).
We'd previously seen pictures of Suriya teaching Jyothika to ride a bike and now we know why! The trailer shows a confident Jo riding a bike like a boss with Urvashi on the pillion. While Tamil cinema usually glorifies marriage with plenty of thaali sentiment, Magalir Mattum has Jyothika call the institution a "mayajala jail" (a prison of illusions). Nasser and Livingston are presumably in "husband" roles.
The song that runs in the background has lines that speak of female freedom and asks if the world can accommodate it. Directed by Bramma, Jyothika supposedly plays the role of a documentary filmmaker in Magalir Mattum.
While there have been many films along the lines of Chennai 600028 which are based on bromance, there have hardly been any which explore female friendships and that too, within the premise of a road trip! Kollywood is slowly seeing the rise of women-centric films and it will be interesting to see by how much Magalir Mattum manages to push the envelope.