Happy birthday Ulaganayagan: Perfection thy name is Kamal Haasan, says Crazy Mohan

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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd There was a debate if the line made sense. “He may wish to become a CM, but I am his favourite CM,” quips Crazy Mohan with a smile. As for politics, the unfailing comedian has a ready wisecrack. “It is a clean script. “I had initially named the lead character Kaali. Later, a car came from Raj Kamal saying he wanted to meet him. Let’s do something’. The same day, we had a recording with Deva. At that moment, he invited Kamal for the 100th show of his drama. He is very versatile.”
Ask him if he has a message to Kamal on his birthday and for his political venture, Crazy Mohan says he wishes that the veteran has a long life. Kamal suggested an idea, saying his mom used to sing ‘Engo piranthavaram, epdiyo irunthavaram’ each word ends with Ram. This was even before Mrs. But Akshara (Haasan) came and sat on his lap and said ‘You smell like my dad’,” shares Crazy Mohan. I couldn’t think of anything,” he narrates. He then took me on a ride until Pondicherry and by the time we were back, Avvai Shanmughi was in place. The combination of Crazy Mohan and Kamal Haasan is legendary and they have a string of hits as evidence. Kamal Haasan has no fear states, Crazy Mohan. “At that time, we (Crazy creations, his drama troupe) had staged a drama called ‘Meesai Aanalum Manaivi’. Though it has influences from Mrs. Ask him which is his favourite amid their numerous collaborations and Mohan says Avvai Shanmughi without much thought. But Crazy Mohan says he owes all his success to Kamal Haasan. Doubtfire, Avvai Shanmughi is a lighter film than the former. Perfection thy name is Kamal Haasan and tenacity thy name is Kamal Haasan.” He further adds, “I have not seen such tenacity of purpose with anyone else. But the crew were skeptical about it due to sentiments. “I didn’t know whether to satisfy the crew or Kamal. We were laughing the entire ride and he asked me to start writing after I came back,” recalls the witty thespian. But my fellow people had requested him to choose a different story as it was the golden goose we had back then. “We had shot for a movie before Avvai Shanmughi that got dropped for some reason. And Kamal supported me,” says Mohan. “When he was shooting for Indian and he had his make up on, nobody could recognise him. I went inside to see Kamal in Sathya get up,” Crazy Mohan reminisces. When he went there, Kamal asked him to write for Aboorva Sagodharargal. Kamal is like a blotting paper. (Don’t I know the scent of my dad?). “Whenever I stage dramas in Tamil Nadu, he is my visiting god. And that bond started years later from the award and interestingly at a cemetery. When I go abroad, he becomes my visa card,” says the funny man. Each word ends with pandi, so let’s name him Pandi. In my case, that’s Avvai Shanmughi.”
The outline of Avvai Shanmughi was decided in a car ride to Pondicherry and back, divulges Mohan. Adutha jenmam thottil varikum pogum ninaikaren (They say relationships made at the cradle last till the grave. Then I suggested, ‘Thoonukulum irupandi, thurumbilum irupandi’. In fact, the inspiration for the line came from Ulaganayagan himself. If there is a good aspect in anybody, he would absorb it. I have booked KS Ravikumar. Avvai Shanmughi is also a favourite due to its anecdotal value, says Crazy Mohan. The list of classic comic capers the duo has produced include several massive hits such as Avvai Shanmughi, Panchathanthiram, Michael Madana Kamarajan and several others. Our bond started at the cemetery, probably it will last until the cradle of the next birth),” says Crazy Mohan in his inimitable style. Kamal was now happy”
Perfectionist is how Crazy Mohan describes his long-time friend, a man who is like a brother to him. He kindly agreed. “I was watching the shooting when I heard someone calling me from inside the cemetery. Kamal had said ‘let it be Kaali, we’ll see what happens.’” This had led Crazy Mohan to a conundrum. 2017-11-08T10:46:20+00:00″>
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When Kamal Haasan and Crazy Mohan get together, it is bound to be a laughter riot. For every successful man, there is a woman behind. “Sincerity thy name is Kamal Haasan. So at that time, Kamal had called me and said, ‘my dates are getting wasted. There is a dialogue in Avvai Shanmughi where the young girl finds out who the Avvai Shanmughi actually is. “Thottil pazhakam sudugadu varikum nu solluva, enga natpu sudugadu la arambichadhu. Related News
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