03 December 2008

A beautiful story titled Paal (gender)

Kollywood will be witnessing a new genre of film. The transgenders seem to be setting foot almost everywhere from television anchoring to arts. This time, it’s a new film starring a transgender heroine. The film is titled Paal also meaning gender in Tamil. It is the story of the neglected state of transgenders in the society today. The director of the movie Shivakumar to understand what it felt like to be a transgender has spent a full two months with them in Mumbai. The result of this two-month hunt was Ms Karpaka, who has now been roped in as the heroine. ‘Paal’ will launch choreographer Kadhal Kadas as a hero and paired with him will be Karpaka.

Yet another interesting feature is that the assistant director of the movie is Living Smile Vidya, another transgender who rose to fame with her book, I am Vidya, recently. ‘Paal’ is based on the relationship between the lead pair and how Karpaka fears letting out her original identity to the man she loves and thus avoids him and his love. Karpaka plays the role of a short film maker. Whether she is accepted by the society she belongs to, and the man she loves, forms the climax. The shooting of this film is progressing well and slated for an August release.

see more photos of Ms Karpaka


  1. Good to know the positive momentum for Indian transgender people is still happening.

    Hope the movie is an artistic and commercial success and is stereotype free.

  2. Oh my..Karpaga looks very, very attractive. Feel proud of her. Hope she goes a long, long way.

  3. Karpaka is beaaaaauuuuuuuutiiiifullllllllll.

  4. Congratulations to Karpaka!
    Dear Karpaka you are very beautiful.
    Hats off to you.

  5. am gong to do a project abt transgenders in india foccus book of vidya,
    am tryng to support ur freedom.



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