Friday, February 4th is going to be a big day in the life of Kavya Madhavan.
Her first film after her messy divorce, Gaddama, directed by Kamal, is going to have limited release in 30 centres in Kerala.
If the film with a strong lady character works at the box-office, Kavya would have made a sensational come back into mainstream Malayalam cinema.
In Gaddama, based on a true story, Kavya plays Aswathy who after her marriage due to circumstances is forced to go to Saudi Arabia. She works as a housemaid and is abused and tortured by her Arab employee and family, and is forced to flee through the dessert, as she is declared a "missing person"!
Kamal had a special screening for the industry people. After the show, everybody was unanimous that "Kavya was brilliant as the harassed Indian maid working in an Arab household".
Later Manju Dileep and Samyuktha Biju were seen endorsing the film on Gaddama television promos urging every woman should make it a point to watch.
Kavya who started her career as a child artist in Kamal's Azkagiya Raavanan (1996), says: "I was really moved when Kamal sir narrated the story, which I feel will be an eye-opener to many women in south India who have gulf dreams. Aswathy is one of the best characters that I have ever done and the film has a very strong message".