Breezy, welcoming and a host who puts you at ease instantly. Presenting Rima Kallingal, actor-dancer or ‘the artist’ as she would prefer to call herself. The first few chapters of her professional life may seem familiar—dancer, reality show participant, Miss Kerala finalist and then films. The clichés end right there.
She marked her entry into Malayalam films with an urban-chic role in Ritu, a film by the intelligent and skilled Shyamaprasad, and almost simultaneously gave us a traditional charming look in creative genius Lal Jose’s Neelathamara, a remake of a 1970s film. No fears or apprehensions of a beginner, Rima, the actor, breathed life into every character she portrayed… and continues to do so.
A handful of fun films later came 22, Female, Kottayam, a film that shook the audience, woke up their conscience and urged people to think. Always choosing quality over quantity, Rima continues to give us roles that have a certain something in it for all of us.