Isha Talwar, who impressed with her performance as Aisha in the Malayalam hit film Thattathin Marayaththu, reprises her role in the Tamil remake of the film that has been titled Meendum Oru Kaadhal Kadhai.
Get her to compare and contrast working in both versions and ask her to pick the one that was more difficult to work on and she says, ” Neither was difficult. The role is pretty simple. I did the film in Malayalam first and I had to learn the language. It wasn’t tough but just understanding the culture was a little tricky occasionally.”
Clarifying that the Tamil version was not different from that of the Malayalam version, she admits she was a little hesitant to reprise her role initally. “To be fair, it was the first time that I had been offered a remake of my own film. And I wasn’t sure whether taking that up would be a good idea or not. So, there was that little hesitation but then, I felt reassured later.”
While Nivin Pauly played the male lead in the Malayalam verison, an actor who is making his debut, Philips Walter, plays the lead in the Tamil version. Get Isha to compare their qualities and she says, “Nivin is definitely more shy than Walter. For Nivin, I was the hero in the film. While filming the Malayalam version, Nivin did not speak for the first five to six days. Only after that did he slowly begin to talk.
“Walter, on the other hand, was more relaxed. I think it was the upbringing. I think Kerala boys are more shy. Chennai boys are like Bombay boys. They make conversations easily,” she says with a laugh.