Every few years, Tamil cinema heroines change moulds. In its early days, there were certain stereotypes—the princess who falls for the pauper; the daughter of the soil, as dutiful a wife as Kannagi but as formidable a wronged woman as Kannagi. Then, came the Modern Woman, ushered in by the likes of K. Balachander and Balu Mahendra. Soon after, Bharathirajaa introduced the Village Belle who would suddenly mature into a symbol of social crusade. The phrase “Bubbly Girl” began to be asso