Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Comedy Time of Mayilsamy.


   










        It is not an exaggeration that small time comedians quite often create a sterling impact on the audience.This is how comedians like Kali N.Rethinam,Pulimoottai Ramasamy, Kottaappuli Jeyaraman,Usilai Mani,Omakuchi Narasimhan,Loose Mohan,Ennathe Kannaiah and Kumarimuthu created their memorable marks in spite of their brief appearances in quite a lot of films. Mayilsamy is one such comedian who has been stealing the show as the side kick of chief comedians like Vivek and Vadivelu. From the days of his 'Asathapovadhu Yaaru' programme  on the small screen,Mayilsamy has scored high, in performing brief but remarkable role play, creating laughable moments for the audience in a way that speaks of his grand grasp of time sense and compact deliberation of witticisms, coupled with a commendable capacity for generating comedy gusto.The other notable trait is his extraordinary mimicry potential.
      Mayilsamy who has so far acted in more than 150 movies,first appeared as a retailer's errand boy three decades ago, in Prabhu's early, popular film Kanni Rasi. Some of the  characters that he played, stay remembered over the years, for his mighty shows of comedy.They are, Netrikan Nerkunram {Thai Porandhaachu}Guduvancheri Govindasamy(Kandein Seethaiyai) Kochako (Dhool)Lighthouse Narayanan,{Ghilli} Tidel Park Venugopal {Thiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam}Alex Thambidhurai Napoleon,{Naan Avanillai}Santoshkanth {Uthamaputhiran of Dhanush}Marikkozhundhu{Veeram} Dr.Kuyilsamy{En Purushan Kuzhandha Madhiri}Mokkachamy{Paandi}and Retired Rowdy{ Gori- palayam}.
         Some of the scenes pointedly celebrated for his comedy gusto are, his translation of Srilankan Tamil into Chennai Tamil in Pennin Manadhai Thottu,his claim for a drunken hitch kike, with Pedestrian Vadivelu in Thimiru, his mischievous shuffling of Tirupathi laddu into a jilebi, quoting a fake government order of Chandrababu Naidu,to take gullible Vivek for a ride in Dhool, and the comedy uproar that he unveils at a bar with Dahnush and Karunas,introducing himself as Tidel park Venugopal and politely asking for cigarettes and pegs of drinks at regular intervals in Tiruvilaiyaadal Aarambam,  are a few solid samples of his power and reach of comedy.
    In Dhool he certainly exploited gullible Vivek to the maximum, to create the most hilarious moments, on account of Vivek's misconceived notions of the zodiac cancer and the disease cancer.In another film, the audience would have seen him talking to his sister like Paasamalar Sivaji Ganesan delivering a note of mockery with precision and rejoicing over his capacity for mockery.
     As a drunken lout with vigor for generating spontaneous laughter,he  excelled in films like Ghilli,Raja,Thimiru and several others.As a fake and fraud character he would perfectly fit in, any time. He has ever been a compact inclusion for roles such a fake swamiji,a casual watchman or security guard.One could really pity him for his inability to prove his genuineness and the hypocrisy of Dhanush in the film Uthamaputhiran. With Vivek, his flair for comedy received a unique stamp for creating instantaneous laughter .Pennin Manadhai Thottu,Dhil, Lootty, Whistle, Kandein Seedhaiyai and the ever great Dhool are a few memorable marks.The same way his rib tickling comedy parades with Vadivelu in films like Thimiru,Vaseegara,Giri, Rendu, London and Thillaalangidi need a special acknowledgement and accolade.
     Small and well built in size,but tall and stout, in kindling the laughter of the audience Mayilsamy has gone a long way with stalwart actors like Kamalahasan {Aboorva Sagodharargal, Michael Madhana Kamarajan and Vetri Vizha} Rajinikanth i{Uzhaippali,Sivaji,The Boss}Sathyaraj {Udan Pirappu,Villaadhi Villain} and Prabu Ganesan [Sentamizh Paattu,Duet and Thai Porandhaachu besides his first innings in Kanni Rasi}Ajit {Aasai,Raja,Veeram and Vedhaalam}and Vijay{Ghilli and Vaseegaraa} His name in Tamil,if translated into English, will read as Lord of Peacock.As a second level comedian, Mayilsamy has truly spread his beautiful comedy feathers to the most fascinating extent, to claim a singular place in Tamil Cinema.He could  certainly be called a first grade comedian because his comedy time has never failed to leave its indelible impressions, on the humor -hungry Tamil audience, despite the fact that he consistently performs comedy, holding his face as serious as possible.His best comedy moments are related to his gestures and vibrant articulation of dialogues.By first look, one would think that he is a serious person.But his comedy wings would take everyone into a world of surprising sense of humor, through gestures and dialogues, generating spontaneous guffaws.
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