If Silk Smitha ,the sultry sex symbol of south India of the eighties is somewhere up there in heaven today , then nowadays she must be smiling...8).. No , not just because she is still capable of raising the hots of everyone up there , including the gods , like she used to when on earth ( that I am sure she is still capable of :thumb..... ......But because she has managed to do something that she could never even hope to do in her lifetime---become the leading lady of an A grade film !! Like so many stupendous failures , she's achieved in death what she couldn't achieve in life---reached the pinnacle of success......:thumb: For it is certainly the controversial manner of her death ( by suicide )that has inspired Balaji films to make a classy film on a woman who was branded a slut , if not a whore in her lifetime , and take a classy heroine like Vidya Balan for the role..... And above all ,they have made a good and different film on Silk Smitha's life---full of some good performances from the cast...... But from amongst the cast , its Vidya Balan who stands out the most---giving a performance of a lifetime ; not just a performance but a role that many top heroines would vie for......( now when I look up into the sky , do I see Silk Smitha smiling again ?? 8)) What comes to her aid in making her performance more memorable are the razor sharp dialogues written by a brainy scriptwriter, delivered by Vidya with a fabulous sense of timing :thumb: She plays---with aplomb---the role of a girl who yearns to be a film star ; who escapes from her home before she is married off , to the big city , in search of a role in films..... ......A girl who is ready to bare all and dare all for reaching the top..... ......A girl ready to take off clothes at the drop of a hat , not just in front of the camera , but off it too , especially in the darkness of the bedroom at night..... And when a girl is ready to do the latter part , but naturally a line of men is ready to line up to bed her..... All of whom are ready to fulfill their lust with her in privacy , but none are ready to even acknowledge her existence in public..... ......For the fame and the adulation that she has achieved is of the dirty kind...... She's become a woman who raises the temperature of men , but in this hypocritical society of ours , she has neither respectability nor place..... She is shunned in gatherings of allegedly ' decent ' people ( the same people who enjoy her at night become ' decent ' in front of their wives during the day ) , and increasingly , this fact begins to bite her..... But what bites her more are the fickle ways of fame and fortune..... The same public that lined up theaters to see her movies now moves on to the next sex symbol..... What saves other people in such situations is family and loved ones..... But her family she has forsaken long ago in her search for elusive success , and no one wants to fall in love with a slut..... ......Which means she has to lead a life of loneliness amidst failure---and failure leads her to drunkenness and penury...... But the greatest failure is the fact that the person who hated her success and the way she got it now loses that hate he had for her---he has no need to hate someone who's inconsequential , she feels..... But she is SILK , born to live a life of celebrity and fame..... .....And if celebrity and fame is going to desert her , she feels no need to live..... Its time to say goodbye to the world...... A goodbye that fills your heart with pathos for someone who was only supposed to rouse the feelings in your private parts..... Well ,thats what is called a powerpacked filmy performance , isn't it..... Verdict---good .