Cho Ramaswamy

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Cho Ramaswamy
Cho ramasamy.jpg
Born (1934-10-05) 5 October 1934 (age 81)
Mylapore, Madras, India
Occupation Actor, political satirist, journalist, lawyer, Liquor baron
Notable credit(s) Thuglak
Spouse(s) 1
Family R. Srinivasa Iyer (Father)
Rajammal(Mother)

Srinivasa Iyer Ramaswamy called as Cho Ramaswamy (Tamil: சோ ராமசுவாமி) is an Indian actor, comedian, character actor, editor, political satirist, playwright and dialogue writer, film director and lawyer in Tamil Nadu.[1] He is the founder and editor of the Tamil magazine, Thuglak. His popularity in the Tamil Nadu literary circles is mainly due to his impartial[citation needed] assessment of political issues, and the audacity with which he publishes his viewpoints. Politicians such as J. B. Kripalani, Indira Gandhi, Karunanidhi, Chandra Shekhar, G. K. Moopanar, M. G. Ramachandran, Jayalalithaa, Ramakrishna Hegde, N. T. Rama Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and L. K. Advani, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, P. Chidambaram have been some of the targets of his editorial attacks. He is widely considered to be an unbiased political analyst who would criticize the negatives of both the left wing and right wing political parties. In recent years, he has been applauding Narendra Modi for his diligent work towards the development of India.[2]

Nomination to Rajya Sabha[edit]

He was nominated to the Rajya Sabha by the President of India, K. R. Narayanan. In the Rajya Sabha 12 MPs are nominated by the President of India from amongst persons who have special knowledge or practical experience in the fields of literature, science, art or social service. He served as a Rajya Sabha MP from November 1999 to November 2005.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Plays[edit]

  1. Muhammad bin Tughluq
  2. Yaarukkum Vetkamillai
  3. Saathiram Sonnadhillai
  4. Nermai Urangum Neram
  5. Iraivan Irandhuvittana ?
  6. Enru Thaniyum Inda Sudandira Thaagam ?
  7. Judgement Reserved
  8. Quo Vadis
  9. Unmayae Unn Villai Ennae?
  10. Saraswathiyin Selvan
  11. Unmai Urangum Neram
  12. Madras by Night


Movies acted[edit]

  1. Guru Sishyan (1988)
  2. Adhisaya Piravi (1990)
  3. Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai (1979)
  4. Adutha Varisu (1983)
  5. Manithan (1987)
  6. Kadhala Kadhala (1998)
  7. Then Mazhai
  8. Nirai Kudam
  9. Galatta Kalyanam
  10. Muhammad bin Tughluq
  11. En Annan
  12. Maattukara Velan
  13. Bommalattam
  14. Engal Thangam
  15. Aayiram Poi
  16. Neelagiri Express
  17. Paar Magale Paar
  18. Thanga Pathakkam
  19. Mr.Sampath
  20. Unmaye un vilai enna
  21. Thanikudithanam
  22. Vandhale Magarasi
  23. Suryakanthi
  24. Gauravam
  25. Ninaivil Nindraval
  26. Then Kinnam
  27. Anand
  28. Kuzhanthaikkaaga
  29. Sonthankal Vaazhga
  30. Pon Vanndu
  31. Meyar Meenakshi
  32. Kadavulin Theerppu
  33. Balappareetchai
  34. Vaakkuruthi
  35. Orey Saatchi
  36. Thaaikku Oru Pillai
  37. Sankey Muzhanku
  38. Penn Endraal Penn
  39. Anbai Thedi
  40. Andharangam
  41. Cinema Paithiyam
  42. ROshakkaari
  43. Delhi Maappillai
  44. Ulagam Ivvalavuthaan
  45. Ganga Gowri
  46. Manitharil Maanikkam
  47. Unga Veettu KalyaaNAM

Movies directed[edit]

  1. Mohammed Bin Thuglak
  2. Unmaiye Un Vilai Enna
  3. Mr Sampath
  4. Yarukkum Vetkam Illai
  5. Sambo Siva Samboo

Screenplays written[edit]

  1. Neelagiri Express
  2. Ayiram poi
  3. Pottaa Poti
  4. Bomallaatam

Religious works[edit]

  1. Hindu Maha Samudram Vol – I, II, III, IV, V, and VI (Latest)
  2. Mahabaratham Pesugirathu
  3. Valmiki Ramayanam
  4. Verukathagada Bramaniyam
  5. Nane Raja

Other noteworthy works[edit]

  1. Engey Brahmanan?
  2. Verukatthakkatha Brahmaneeyam ?
  3. Sambavami Yuge Yuge
  4. Vande Mataram
  5. Ivargalai therindhu kollungal
  6. Washington il Nallathambi
  7. Sarakar Pugunda Veedu
  8. Koovam nadikaraiyinile
  9. Adhigaprasangam
  10. yaro ivar yaro ?
  11. Saadhal Ellaiyel Kaadhal
  12. Mydear BrahmaDeva
  13. India Enge Pogiradhu ?
  14. Kamarajarai sandhitthen
  15. Puratchi Geethai
  16. Sattam Thalai Guniyattum
  17. Enge Pogirai ?
  18. Embak kana Onru Kandaen
  19. Saraswathi Sabatham
  20. Manam Oru Kurangu
  21. En koodathu ?
  22. Eravil Chennai
  23. Uravugal Ellaiyadi Pappa
  24. Edarkaga ?
  25. Thiraiyulagathai Thirumbi Parkiraen
  26. Unmayae Unn Villai Ennae?
  27. Janatha Nagar Colony

Trivia[edit]

  • Following Sanjay Gandhi's death, Cho released stamps in memory of a man called Saxena, who he claimed had also died in the air crash. The postal departments failed to realise that these stamps were not official and mistakenly approved them.[4]
  • Cho played the role of a bike mechanic in a play "Petral dhaan Pillaya" written by Pattu of the United Amateur Artistes (UAA), which became a huge success. When the play was later adapted into a film by director A. Bhimsingh, Sivaji Ganesan persuaded Cho to play the same role in the film too, leading to Cho's entry into the film world.[4]
  • The anniversary celebration of his popular megazine ″Thuglak″ is being organised on 15th January every year coinciding with the local festival of ″Pongal″ and is attended by thousands of his admirers as well as adversaries. Several VIPs also participate in the function. The main attraction during the celebrations is the questions posed by members of the audience and quick answers given by Cho.
  • Cho was hospitalized in January 2015 and in and out of hospital due to illness. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha called on Cho Ramaswamy.

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