Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kamalum Comedyum

Few months back Kamal completed 50 years in cinema. Vijay TV celebrated this in a grand manner with events like Kamalum Thamizhum in Madurai, Kamalum Kadhalum at Coimbatore and final mega event in Chennai.
Kamal has scored in all dimensions. Comedy is an element that stands tall. It started strong from Michael Madana Kamarajan
and Aboorva Sagodharargal time where he got Crazy Mohan into h
is crew. From there its a chain of comedy flicks and it came between his experimental films. Crazy Mohan is an important factor for bringing out this fom the legend.
Mostly he used different slangs in bringing out humour. He used the innocence of Palakkad Brahmin slang in Michael Madhana Kamarajan which I feel his best. The Chennai slang in Vasool Raja, Pammal K Sambandham and Aboorva Sagodharargal. And the Jaffna Tamil innocence in Thenali everyone is good in its own way.
Punnagai mannan, Kamal has given us the replica of Charlie Chaplin and it must be the beginning of his full length comedy series. Then happened the magical Crazy-Kamal combo. Michal Madhanakamarajan the best of its kind. Let it be Kameshwaran or Raja comedy within a story era is redefined after Nagesh time. Singaravelan proved to be power packed comedy movie with Goundamani and crew. Then came Sathileelavathi with Baalumahendra and no one will forget the Margo song with Sarala.
Then he started to take up one comedy flick between two experimental movies. Avvai Shanmugi though inspiration from an English movie, it was well structured for Tamil audience. The dialogues like Shanmugia illana Pandimugi are so famous.
The next in the list is Kadhala Kadhala- the tale of two Lingams. The catchy dialogues are so famous and it is a laughter bonanza in that season. The similar scenes are seen in Naam Iruvar Namakku Iruvar where PrabhuDeva sells the drawings of died people. I am not clear which movie came first. The next is Thenaali where he is a Jaffna Tamil and where he found the chemistry with Jayaram which he later use
d in Panchathanthiram. The Bayam dialogue is the best dialogue portray according to me.
Then the continous Pammal K Sammandham and Panchathanthiram both were hits and the later considered the better of two. Pammal K Sammandham even had a comedy song in Chennai slang sung by him. Panchathanthiram is the best of his comedy flicks with KSR so far.
Next came Vasool Raja and we cannot ask further from Kamal-Crazy combo and its the best after Michael... The Kamal's comedy factor landmark is this movie. I think all readers will accept it. Next is Mumbai Xpress in which Kamal joined hands with Singeetam after a long gap. Though the movie is good, it failed to withstand with his friend's Chandramukhi.
The latest on the cards is Manmadhan Ambu which is a said to be comedy film. But it was incomplete due to deletion of some scenes and it was not upto the mark Kamal comedy movie.
In Anbae Sivam there was sense of comedy and Madan penned the dialogues brilliantly. Every Kamal fan and every Tamil film lovers don't know the reason why the movie not did well being considered best with his films like Varumayin niram Sivappu, Mahanadhi, Guna and Devarmagan.
Nala Thamayanthi this has to be mentioned here. Though acted by Madhavan who proved he has potential to be next Kamal in comedy flicks, it's script was of Kamal. It must be written with what will happen to Kameswaran of Michael Madana Kamarajan if he goes to Australia. Imagine the movie with Kamal as lead and released somewhere in 90s. Such a nice movie.
Sure, Kamal is next Nagesh, Sivaji and what not in the list. Will be proud if he compose music for a movie so that Ilaiyaraaja will be added in that list.