The promo for Naachiyaar, Bala's film with Jyothika and GV Prakash, was released on Wednesday. The film will hit the screens on Friday and there's great excitement among fans who are looking forward to watching Jyothika in a never before seen avatar as a foul-mouthed cop.
The promo video shows GV Prakash and Ivana, playing a young couple. The visuals also show Muslim devotees singing in praise of Allah and Hindu women praying in different locations. Then comes Jyothika, dressed in khaki. Sitting with one leg over the other, she says, "Whether it's a temple or a garbage dump, it's the same for us."
Ilaiyarajaa's music is another big plus for the film and the background score that we've been listening to since the teaser of the film released, continues to haunt the viewer.
Naachiyaar ran into controversy after the teaser showed Jyothika mouthing a Tamil expletive. However, the outrage ensured that the film managed to grab enough eyeballs. Bala is known for taking up violent and unsavoury subjects. His last few films have tanked at the box-office and there's a lot at stake with Naachiyaar.
Jyothika has done two films after her return to cinema, both of them dealing with the subject of women's empowerment. She has moved out of that comfort zone with Naachiyaar and it will be interesting to see how the audience receives her.
According to the grapevine, Naachiyaar is about a cop who investigates a case of sexual assault and GV Prakash is the accused.