She landed in tinsel town in the role of an amiable daughter, and within two years Namitha Pramod is in full bloom, grabbing her second film as the lead lady. The sixteen-year-old, who stepped into films as the dying child of Rehman and Lena in ‘Traffic’, and debuted as the heroine in Sathyan Anthikkad’s ‘Puthiya Theerangal’ is all upbeat about her latest film ‘Sound Thoma’ in which she is paired opposite Dileep.
In ‘Sound Thoma’ directed by Vysakh, Namitha will be doing a ‘slightly-modern village belle with a funny bone’ in her own words. “In ‘Traffic’ though each character had due prominence, mine was a tailor-made character, with a girlish charm. Again, the fisher girl of ‘Pudiya Theerangal’, despite her hardships, was naive and raw. In the new movie I am happy to get a role that is different from what I have done before. Though I have not seriously planned my career, I wish not to be typecast and do out-of-the-box roles in each film that I act,” says the young actress.
She says the title character in ‘Sound Thoma’ caught her attention when she heard the story. “Thoma, Dileep’s character, a person with speech impairment, is quite interesting. The film, told in a humorous vein,is a complete family entertainer,” says Namitha. The film narrates the relationship between Thoma and his father (Saikumar), and the troubles in which Thoma lands his father. It also stars Nedumudi Venu, Saikumar, Mukesh, Suraj Venjaramudu and Kochu Preman.
Namitha who leaped to big screen from television had acted in some soaps like ‘Velankani Mathavu’, ‘Ente Manasaputhri’, ‘Amme Devi’, during her high school days, when Rajesh Pillai spotted her. And that was how ‘Traffic’ happened,she says.
The experiences that she had at the shooting sets of Sathyan Anthikkad’s film prompted her to consider acting more seriously. Recalling her moments as Thamara in ‘Puthiya Theerangal’, Namitha says, “Acting in Sathyan sir’s film is a light experience. We will be in a comfort zone, as if in our own home, as he takes care that we don’t have any pressure. We were laughing all around, pulling each other’s legs in the sets of the film. Now, I am glad that Benny P Nayarambalam, the script writer of ‘Puthiya Theerangal’ is there in this project as well.”
Namitha, who is a plus-one student says she has not committed any further projects because she doesn’t want acting to affect her studies.