"Directing a movie has been a dream that I have nurtured for a long time. To determine my ability I experimented
with a couple of short stories on the small screen. The experience was enjoyable and I decided that I would eventually take
up direction. But, I definitely wanted to work as an assistant in at least one film before I actually played the role.
'Mitr My Friend' is a project that was a difficult offer to refuse.
I couldnt help but accept it, and since then it has been a journey of ecstasy, pain, tension and peace all put together.
I suddenly found myself in deep waters struggling to swim... practically learning hands-on on the job. Thanks to the confidence
a lot of people have in me, I was able to cope with all of it.
The team in this film has been an asset to the film and me as a director.
She has managed to stay at the top for a number of years in spite of taking up selective roles without any vulgarity or
glamour. Her debut film was Manvaasanai (1983) directed by Bharathiraja. Her films include Idhaya Thamarai, Gandhi Pirantha
Mann, Arangettra Vellai, Maragatha Veenai, Pudhia Mugam, Devar Magan, Kanni Rasi, Punnagai Mannan, Kai Kodukkum Kai, Avatharam,
Lakshmi Vanthachu, Magalir Mattum, Paasa Malargal, Chinna Pasa Nanga, Kizhaku Vaasal, Udaya Geetham, Deiva Vakku, Mouna Raagam,
Taj Mahal and Thalai Murai. A woman of this millennium in the true sense, she has also expanded her horizons into direction
and production of teleserials and films. Revathi is currently acting in the Malayalam film 'Nandanam' and in the vijay starrer
Her second film Kattathe Kilikkodu established her in Malayalam. She earned critics opinion in Kakkothikkavile Appoopppan
Thadikal. She made people laugh in Kilukkam. Her performance was unparalleled in Devasuram. She recently played a role of
mother to Mohanlal! In Ravanaprabhu. Like Suhasini, Revathy has no complex image. In fact she has started accepting old age
roles on her own will. And she has enough roles also. She does not demand her role be that of the leading lady, young and
beautiful. Revathy is more realistic than the male super stars. She says that she can become the leading lady if the character
is of her age and looks. But no more romantic roles.She has completed two films recently. Nandanam by Ranjith and Gramaphone
by Kamal. In Gramophone she has played the role of an old Jew woman of Cochin, Sara. A role of a lifetime. Sara shuts up herself
in an old colonial house she gets out to the streets where once she breathed the fresh and free air of youth and love. A cool
gush of memories. The role itself lends a lot of emotional moments to express and Revathy had exploited them in the film.
She is presently doing a role in Kaiyethum Doorathu by Fazil.Her first directorial venture Mitr a bilingual and all women
crew film gave her immense satisfaction. She is planning a second feature film now. She said she had read a couple of scripts
and will shortly decide the one to shoot. "This will be a commercial one'. The reason 'There should be a change always"