It is difficult to make one laugh and in this regard the comedians should be appreciated. Here, then, Goundamani is one such actor, who never fails to tickle your humour bones through his comedy. His onscreen presence with Senthil is outstanding and they made the perfect comic duo.
Born in 25th May 1939 Goundamani ‘s real name is Subramani. His strong base in theater helped him in entering the Tamil film industry. Though Goundamani has played the male lead in certain films, he rose to fame only with his comic roles. Goundamani and Senthil were fondly called as the “Laurel and Hardy of Tamil Cinema”. This duo has worked on slapstick humour to a commendable level. Now, after a long absence from the films, Goundamani is all set to act in a couple of films.
Though Goundamani and Senthil duo was much appreciated by a group of fans, the way he insulted Senthil received mixed response from others. If one gauges his dialogues they all are loaded with sarcasm and contempt. However, his perfect timing and body language worked in favor of him.
Who will forget the “Vazhapazhum” joke, which he did with Senthil. The sarcasm and the final helplessness of Goundamani won many a hearts. It is to be noted that, Goundamani has performed in the lead role in around 10 films. He has paired with Tamil Biggies including Rajinikanth, Kamalhaasan, Satyaraj, Karthik, Prabhu, Arjun, Parthiban etc. In fact, in movies like Ullathai Alli Tha and Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga, he has been seen in most of the scenes along with the lead actor.
Goundamani was at the peak of his career during the 90s and most of the Tamil films had his presence. He has done more than 250 films. Now, he is all set to make his second innings in Tamil cinema. Let’s wish this talented comedian all the best.