The reigning comedy king Santhanam is facing some stiff competition from new crop of comedians
Earlier it was Senthil-Goundamani, then came Vadivel, post which it was Vivekh and then Santhanam. Comedians are an important part of most Tamil films and without them the hero is lost. Santhnam has been on top of the comedians list for the last few years but seeing him in almost every film as the hero’s friend does take its toll on the audience.
Today, directors have introduced some new faces that are turning out to be a hit with the audience. Here’s a look at some of the comedians who are very popular right now:
Sathish: he started off as a dialogue writer and moved onto the big screen as a comedian. Sathish is now a recognised face and having done three films with Sivakarthikeyan, shares a good rapport with him. His big moment was acting with Ilayathalapathy Vijay in A R Murgadoss’s Kaththi. A big fan of Vijay, Sathish is actually related to comedian Santhanam.
Soori: This comedian has been in films for more than a decade but has only been recognised over the last few years. He made his mark as Sindru in Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga and Kodi in Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. Having acted in films with Vijay, Suriya, Sivakarthikeyan and Vishal, Soori is a comedian who has proved himself. And he gets his nickname Parotta Soori from Vennila Kabbadi Koozhu where he was seen in a parotta-eating challenge!
Karunakaran: One of the newer comedians on the Tamil film scene, Karunakaran, hit the limelight thanks to Pizza and Soodhu Kavum. He is also a screenplay writer and has written and acted in Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru. Jigarthanda was one of the best films in his career so far. He was seen with Superstar Rajinikanth in Lingaa and with Kappal also being declared a hit, Karunakaran is in top form.
Arjunan Nandakumar: Who can forget the chubby Siva in Kadhalil Sodhappuvadhu Yeppadi? In a career just spanning two years, Arjunan has become a hit with the audience. Vaayai Moodi Pesavum was another Balaji Mohan film he was appreciated in as well as Kappal which is a hit. Arjunan doesn’t have films with the A stars of Kollywood as of yet but that is likely to change in 2015.
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