Goundamani

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Goundamani
Goundar-2.jpg
Born Subramani Karuppaiya
Vallakundapuram, Udumalpettai, Tamil Nadu
Occupation Comedian, Villain, Hero
Years active 1964-present
Spouse(s) Shanthi
Children Selvi
Sumithra
Parent(s) Karuppaiya
Kaliamma

Subramani Karuppaiya (born 25 May 1939), known by his stage name Goundamani, is an Indian film actor and comedian. He is better known for his comic duo partnership in Tamil films with fellow actor Senthil. He belongs to Gounder caste prefix for his ability to give counter on the spot and off the script (as a warning to his co artiste to be prepared) on stage and during shooting which eventually evolved into Goundamani as per Bhagyaraj who was writing scripts and title credits for Bharathiraja in his early days during the movie 16 Vayathinile. Till date he has acted over 310 films approximately.

Early life and career[edit]

Goundamani was born as Subramani in Vallakundapuram, a village near Udumalaipettai Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. His father is Karuppaiya and mother is Annam (Kaliamma).He is married to Shanthi and has 2 children.[1][2]

He entered into the Tamil film industry due to his strong theatrical background. He is popular of giving counter to the co-actors during stage performance which garnered him the name "Counter Mani". This in Tamil polyglot became as stage name "Goundamani". Goundamani has played lead roles in a few films during his career, but is predominantly a supporting actor playing comedy roles. While performing roles of a solo comedian in films, he often co-starred with Senthil to form a comedy duo. The pair was described as "Tamil cinema's Laurel and Hardy" and have performed slapstick humour in several Tamil films since the mid-1980s until the early 2000s. After recuperating from diabetes and respiratory illnesses during the late 2000s, he is about to feature in Vaaimai and also play the lead role in 49-O, which began productions in 2013. It is being directed by debutant Arokiadoss, a former assistant of Gautham Vasudev Menon.[3][4] [5][6]

Filmography[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1964 Server Sundaram Uncredited role

1970s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1970 Raman Ethanai Ramanadi Driver Uncredited role
1971 Thenum Paalum Driver Uncredited role
1976 Annakili
Uzhaikkum Karangal Uncredited Role
1977 16 Vayathinile Subramani Debut film
Anandam Paramanandam
1978 Kizhake Pogum Rail
Sigappu Rojakal
1979 Anandam Enndru Arambam
Puthiya Vaarpugal Ammavasai
Suvarilladha Chiththirangal Kaliyannan (காளியண்ணன்)

1980s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1980 Paruvathin Vasalile
Pennin Vazhkai
Mangala Nayagi
Pudhuyugam Parakkiradhu
Kallukkul Eeram
Enga Oor Rajathi
Sandhana Malargal
Vali Illa Mamaram
Varisu
Devi Dharisanam
1981 Alaigal Oivathillai
Aradhanai
Kudumbam Oru Kadambam
Velichathukku Vanga
Nenjile Thunivirunthal
Netrikan Singaram
1982 Anandha Ragam
Mullillatha Roja
Nenjamellam Neeye
Pakkathu Veetu Roja
Payanangal Mudivathillai
Magane Magane
Ilanjodigal
Uyirullavarai Usha
Valibamey Vaa Vaa
Agaya Gangai
1983 Adutha Varisu
Imaigal
Immai
Jothi
Kaadhal Oviyam
Raagangal Maruvathillai
Malaiyoor Mambattiyan 'Silk' Singaram ('சில்க்' சிங்காரம்)
Nenjangal
Naan Sootiya Malar
Vasantha Azhaippugal
Thoongadhe Thambi Thoongadhe
1984 Aanandha Kummi
Komberi Mookan
Naan Paadum Paadal
Neram Nalla Neram
Nilavu Suduvathillai
Naalai Unathu Naal
Ponnu Pudichirukku
Priyamudan Prabhu
Unnai Naan Santhithen
Thambathigal
Vaidehi Kathirunthal

All-in-All Azhaguraja ('ஆல்-இன்-ஆல்' அழகுராஜா)

1985 Rajathi Rojakili
Aagaya Thamaraigal Boopathy
Amudha Gaanam
Anbin Mugavari
Japanil Kalyanaraman Mayilsamy
Idhaya Kovil
Kanni Rasi Gopikrishna
Chavi
Karaiyai Thodadha Alaigal
Mannuketha Ponnu Vishamurukki Veluchamy ('விஷமுறுக்கி' வேலுச்சாமி)
Meendum Parasakthi
Mookkanan Kaiyiru
Nane Raja Nane Mandihri
Pagal Nilavu George Kutty
Annai Bhoomi
Panam Pathum Seiyum
Chain Jayapal
Alai Osai
Avan
Karuppu Chattaikaran
Rajagopuram
Vellai Manasu
Udaya Geetham
Bus Conductor
Marudhani

School Teacher

Thendral Thodatha Malar
Eetti
Geethanjali
Hello Yaar Pesurathu
Karpooradeepam
1986 Annai En Deivam
December Pookal
Maragatha Veenai
Aayiram Pookkal Malarattum
Mr. Bharath Sanjeevi
Oru Rasigan Oru Rasigai
Pattu Selai
Piranthaen Valarnthaen Raja
Thalaiyaati Bommai
Mannukkul Vairam
Visham
Dharma Pathini
Isai Paadum Thendral
Paadum Paravaigal
1987 Dhoorathu Pachai
Anjatha Singam
Per Sollum Pillai
Paadu Nilave
Ninaive Oru Sangeetham
Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai
1988 Manamagale Vaa
Poo Pootha Nandhavanam
Sarkarai Pandal
1989 Anbu Kattalai
Ennai Petha Rasa Vakkeel
Karagattakaran 'Thavil Vidhwan' Thangavelu (தவில் வித்வான்)
Manasukketha Maharasa
Enga Ooru Mappillai
Ninaivu Chinnam
Pennbuthi Pin Buthi
Ponmana Selvan
Raja Rajadhan
Rasathi Kalyanam
Thangamana Rasa
Vaathiyaar Veettu Pillai
Vetrimel Vetri

1990s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1990 Vaazhkai Sakkaram
Paattali Magan Dharmadi Dharmalingam ('தர்மஅடி' தர்மலிங்கம்)
Salem Vishnu Kathavarayan
Paattukku Naan Adimai
Thangathin Thangam
Neengalum Herothan Pavadaikanth (பாவாடை காந்த்)
Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga 'Suthi' Josiyar ('சுத்தி' ஜோசியர்)
Periya Idathu Pillai Guest Appearance with Superstar Rajinikanth
Madurai Veeran Enga Saami 'Balloon' Kandasamy ('பலூன்' கந்தசாமி)
Ooru Vittu Ooru Vanthu

Manthiravathi

Velai Kidaichuduchu
Patanathil Petti
My Dear Marthandan Idea Mani ('ஐடியா' மணி)
Puthu Paatu Palanisamy
Nadigan Kurangu Kannayiram ('குரங்கு' கண்ணாயிரம்)
Namma Ooru Poovatha Everything Ekambaram ('எவர்திங்' ஏகாம்பரம்)
1991 Naadu Adhai Naadu
Naan Pudicha Maapillai
Pudhu Manithan Rasappa
Chinna Thambi Kandhasamy
En Rasavin Manasile Pannaiyar
Adhikari
Marikozhundhu
Idhaya Vaasal Balaraman
Cheran Pandiyan Mechanic Manikkam ('மெக்கானிக்' மாணிக்கம்)
Ayul Kaithi
Vaidehi Kalyanam Pachamuthu
Oorellam Un Paattu
Thambi Oorukku Pudhusu
Vasanthakala Paravai
Kizhakku Karai Raja (Jacky) ஜாக்கி
Bramma Valayapalayam Chinnasamy ('வளையபாளையம்' சின்னசாமி)
Thalattu Ketkuthamma

Raasaiyya's uncle (சித்தப்பு)

Pondatti Sonna Kettukanum Dharmalingam
1992 Mannan Muthu
Chinna Gounder Vellai
Pandithurai Mayilsamy
Rickshaw Mama Govindasamy
Ilavarasan

Kung Fu Master

Chinna Thayye
Periya Gounder Ponnu Palanisamy
Sivantha Malar Police constable
Thanga Manasukkaran Guitarist
Singaravelan Drums Mani ('ட்ரம்ஸ்' மணி)
Therku Theru Machan
Chinnavar
Chinna Pasanga Naanga Govind
Oor Mariyadhai 'Miner' Mahadevan ('மைனர்' மகாதேவன்)
Idhuthanda Sattam Karuppan
Aavarampoo Aachari
Thaali Kattiya Raasa
Magudam

Thanni Samy (தண்ணி சாமி)

Pattathu Raani Jalagandeswaran
Suriyan Pannikutty Ramasamy
Pangali Mani
Samundi Muthu
David Uncle Gounder
Senthamizh Paattu
Thirumathi Palanisamy Dhandapani
Onna Irukka Kathukanum Sudalai
Villu Pattukaran Appakannu
Natchathira Nayagan 'Deductive' Thiruvasagam ('டிடக்டிவ்' திருவாசகம்)
1993 Koyil Kaalai Ilaneer Businessman
Walter Vetrivel 'Royal' Ramasamy ('ராயல்' ராமசாமி)
Rakkayi Koyil

Singaram

Manikuyil
Ejamaan Vellaiyangiri
Maharasan
Amma Ponnu
Uthama Raasa Ondippulithevar (ஒண்டிப்புலித்தேவர்)
Ponnumani

Naachi

Porantha Veeda Puguntha Veeda Ravi's Father
Uzhaippali P. A. of Lawyer
Band Master
Dharma Seelan
Gentleman Mani
Udan Pirappu 'White Rice' Vellaichamy ('ஒயிட் ரைஸ்' வெள்ளைச்சாமி)
Thalattu
I Love India
Dhuruva Natchathiram
Chinna Jameen

Thalaiyaari (தலையாரி)

Kattabomman 'Supervisor' Subramani ('சூப்பர்வைசர்' சுப்பிரமணி)
Rojavai Killathe David Lorry Driver
1994 Sethupathi IPS Muthaiah
Rajakumaran Marusamy, The Milkman
Aranmanai Kaavalan Thangamani
Varavu Ettana Selavu Pathana 'Anjatha Singam' Marugupandi (அஞ்சாத சிங்கம்' மருகுபாண்டி)
Seeman
Vandicholai Chinraasu Kittu
Jai Hind Kottaisamy
Rasigan Ekambaram
Mettupatti Mirasu Gounder
Vietnam Colony Joseph
Sadhu 'Anjukolai' Aarumugam ('அஞ்சுகொல' ஆறுமுகம்)
Sathyavan Kiruba
Thai Maaman Rasappan's uncle
Jallikattu Kaalai Aarusamy
Nattamai Pangali / Pangali's mom
Periya Marudhu

Sudalai

Nila
Thaai Manasu Chokkalingam
1995 Naan Petha Magane K. D. Varadarajan
Veluchami Kathavarayan
Muthu Kaalai
Muthukulikka Vaariyala Kondakara Annachi (கொண்டக்கார அண்ணாச்சி)
Raja Enga Raja Raja
Coolie
Karnaa Nayak (கல்நாயக்)
Lucky Man Yamadharmarajan
Chinna Vathiyar Josiyar
Murai Maman Perusu (Sirasu's elder brother)
Villadhi Villain Mani
Thamizhachi Villangam
Marumagan Govindsamy
Thedi Vandha Raasa Albert Kothandam
Chakravarthy Chinnappa
Nadodi Mannan Ponnusamy
Periya Kudumbam

Post Master

Mr. Madras Govindsamy
Ilavarasi Gaja (கஜா)
Ragasiya Police Ponnurangam
Maamanithan

Mr.Dinar / Vettiyan (வெட்டியான்)

Ayudha Poojai Kandasamy
Maaman Magal
Murai Mappillai Ramesh
Mannai Thottu Kumbidanum Desingu
1996 Coimbatore Mappillai Gopal
Parambarai Karuppusamy
Ullathai Allitha Great Vasu
Mahaprabhu Sethu
Nattupura Pattu Kattamuthu
Musthaffaa Chellappa
Indian Subbaiah
Pudhu Nilavu Taxi Driver
Katta Panchayathu
Avathara Purushan 'Pickpocket' Periyasamy ('பிக்பாக்கெட்' பெரியசாமி)
En Aasai Thangachi
Poovarasan Govind
Mettukudi Kalingarayan
Parivattam
Tata Birla Ranjith
Senathipathi Kathavarayan
Gnanapazham
1997 Periya Thambi Azhagu Sundaram
Nesam
Pudhayal
Mannava Raghupathy
Vallal

Sithappu

Sishya
Periya Idathu Mappillai Kaali
Aahaa Enna Porutham
Thedinen Vanthathu Tamizhmani / 'Pollachi' Ponnusamy
Janakiraman
Rettai Jadai Vayasu
1998 Aval Varuvala Dhandapani
Thaayin Manikodi 'Silverspoon' Shilpakumar ('சில்வர்ஸ்பூன்' ஷில்பாகுமார்)
En Uyir Nee Thaane 'Bullet' Jackie ('புல்லட்' ஜாக்கி)
Bhagavath Singh
1999 Suriya Paarvai Raj Bharath / Nattamai
Ponnu Veetukkaran Ekambaram (ஏகாம்பரம் அலைஸ் சார்லஸ்)
Ethirum Pudhirum

Auto Driver

Kadhalar Dhinam Professor Daniel
Malabar Police Govindrajan (Govindo)
Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga Kundalakesi
Azhagarsamy

2000s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Veeranadai Ulagavaayan
Kannan Varuvaan Thannirmalai/Athiyapatham/Ezhumalai
Kannaal Pesavaa
2001 Kunguma Pottu Gounder
Vedham Govindsamy
Samuthiram Ramanathan
Azhagana Naatkal Ranjith
2002 Baba Annamalai
Samasthanam
2003 Chokka Thangam
Yes Madam
Parasuram Sub-Inspector Thangaraj
2004 Manmadhan 'Puncture' Pandi
2006 Suyetchai MLA Visky
2008 Thangam Kalai

2010s[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Jaggubhai MIB alias Kalaniyappan
Pollachi Mappillai
2015 49-O Savuri
2016 Enakku Veru Engum Kilaigal Kidayathu Caravan Krishnan
Vaaimai Benny

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palaniappan, P. "Comedian Goundamani's wedding photo – A Rare Picture!". SouthDreamz. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Comedian Goundamani's Daughter Wedding". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Goundamani is back as Hero with 49 O". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Lakshmi, Venketeswaran (16 December 2013). "Goundamani starts shooting for 49-O". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Palaniappan, P. "Comedian Goundamani's wedding photo – A Rare Picture!". SouthDreamz. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Comedian Goundamani's Daughter Wedding". Indiaglitz.com. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 

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