First and foremost, a heartfelt Happy Birthday to Goundamani, Tamil cinema’s comedy king. Though he has swooped away from the screen, his comedy from the 1980s and 1990s is still relevant today, making him an all-time favorite for many 80s and 90s kids.
The brand; “Goundamani Senthil comedy” is still popular among many comedy enthusiasts, even now! Both were like the “Tom and Jerry” of Tamil cinema back in the day.
What better way to describe their duo than with the classic “vaazhapazham” comedy from “Karagaatakaran”
Here are five facts of Goundamani who turns 81 today;
Goundamani doesn’t like to engage in parties, events and activities. He enjoys his own company. Santhanam once remarked that Goundamani was “the 80-90’s Ajith Kumar.” He is quite reserved.
Goundamani never took interviews with the media or newspapers over his 40 years in film. However, he spent several hours chatting to journalists in person.
In 2015 , the hashtag #HappyBirthdayGoundamani trended on Twitter which was the first time in history, a name of a comedian trended in India widely.
Goundamani is the only Kollywood actor who had said that he will only act in Tamil movies.
His actual name is Subramaniyan Karuppaiya. However, due to his knack of drawing up humorous lines and daring responses on sets, he was named “Counter mani,”. Later that moniker gradually evolved to Goundamani.
With that, we wish the legend a good and long life! His trademark bold counter and his lingo are masterpieces and no one has ever been able to substitute his stance. We’re still enslaved by your funny counters, and we adore you,sir.
Source: Chennai Memes