Enna kodumai Saravanan idhu?
|"Enna Kodumai Saravanan Idhu"|
|First used in||Chandramukhi|
Enna Kodumai Saravanan Idhu (Tamil: என்ன கொடுமை சரவணன் இது; abbreviated to EKSI) is a quote from the 2005 Tamil film Chandramukhi spoken by the character Senthilnathan, essayed by Prabhu Ganesan. The line has gained popularity  as an expression to denote irony or surprise.
In the film, actor Prabhu Ganesan exclaims this to his friend Saravanan, portrayed by Rajinikanth. He says this dialogue, when he comes to know that his wife Ganga, played by Jyothika, has an alternate personality called "Chandramukhi".
"Enna Kodumai Saravanan Idhu" literally means "What atrocity is this, Saravanan?" and is roughly the equivalent to the English expression, "What the heck, Saravanan?" Saravanan, a name of the Hindu God Murugan, is also a frequently used personal name among Tamil people.
The line, however, gained notable attention and popularity, after being varied slightly to "Enna Kodumai, Sir", used by comedian Premji Amaran in the comedy film, Chennai 600028 (2007). The line is reused by Premji in nearly all his subsequent comedy roles, in films such as Santosh Subramaniam, Goa and Mankatha. In the 2007 film Sivaji: The Boss, actor Livingston uses the variant "Enna Kodomai Saravanan Sir."
- http://www.hindu.com/fr/2008/09/12/stories/2008091250810100.htm "Prabhu’s penchant for comedy is well known. "I hope I get to play light roles. Incidentally, I quite like the way in which these young actors have made a joke of my serious line in ‘Chandramukhi’ — ‘Enna Kodumai Saravana Idhu.'"
- http://www.behindwoods.com/tamil-movie-news-1/oct-09-02/goa-09-10-09.html "It is worth a mention here that the director, in his debut venture Chennai 28, had modified the famous “Enna Kodumai Saravanan” dialogue in Chandramukhi to “Enna Kodumai Sir,” which was well received by the audience."
- Urban Directory: eksi