She’s a renowned actor with several meaningful films to her credit, in a career spanning decades. And now she’s in a different avatar on television, as the anchor of Raj TV’s show, ‘Rohini’s Box Office’.
TV is not new to the multi-faceted Rohini, who has done ‘Kelvigal Ayiram’, an issue-based show on Star Vijay earlier. But with this new one-hour show, Rohini gets to indulge in her passion for films. “The show is three weeks old. We review new releases each week, for an hour,” says Rohini.
Ask her why she took it up when she’s busy with films and she says, “Because it’s about films and I get to see more films. It’s not just my view, but that of an entire team of directors and writers, who work together to present a decent review of a film. We can’t say if it’s fair or not, but we try to give an honest opinion, from the layman’s point of view.”
Rohini also adds that a film is made with lots of money, effort and passion. “So, we say what needs to be said, and it’s in a way that’s helpful to the filmmakers.”
So far, she has met the teams of ‘Deivathirumagal’, ‘Veppam’, ‘Potta Potti’ and ‘Vengayam’. What are the challenges faced while reviewing a film? She says, “Neither the filmmakers nor we, can change the results at the box office. The filmmakers should know how to take it in a positive way. It’s quite a challenge to comment and review about a film and then tell it directly to a filmmaker. It’s a tightrope walk.”