‘Sirripu Maranthu’ is a comedy show aired on the Tamil comedy channel ‘Sirippoli’. The channel is a part of Kalaignar TV network owned by M Karunanidhi and family. The channel broadcasts comedy sitcoms, comedy scenes from Tamil movies, and a countdown of funniest scenes in Tamil movies. It telecasts other shows such as “Adadaennasirippu”, “Vilundu Vilundu Siringa”, “
Athanium Sirippu”. The channel consists of programmes that are tailored to suit the needs of comedy fans of different age groups. It also includes shows wherein the viewers have a chance to share jokes through phone calls.
The channel provides entertainment throughout the day. ‘Sirripu Maranthu’ in Tamil means laughter is the best medicine. True to its name, the show provides non-stop entertainment for an hour. The show telecasts a collection of comedy scenes from different Tamil movies. The show airs from 6 pm to 7 pm on all weekdays. Comedy is an essential part of Kollywood movies right from the times of MGR, Prabhu, Vijay to the newest of the male lead actors; there are famous comedy stars in every movie, who with their unique style of comedy have captured the hearts of the audience.
Great comedians such as Gownda Mani, Vadivelu, Vivek, Santhanam and their rib-tickling jokes from various films are selected for the viewers. Gowndamani who is seen in partnership with Senthil has acted in movies from the 1980s to early 2000. Vadivelu is a comedy actor as well as a playback singer. He has won several national awards for his performance. Vivek is a famous personality who is well known for his contributions as a social activist. His comedy is an ironic take on the social issue faced by the people. He had received PadmaShri from the government in 2009.
Santhanam, who is also known as the comedy superstar has given some hilarious one-liners in recent films. Unlike previous comedians whose jokes formed a separate part of the movie, Santhanam is seen in supporting role to the lead actor. Comedy scenes from movies spanning from different eras are aired. It telecasts scenes from movies like, “Chinnatambi”, “ChinnaGownder”, Karagattakaran”, “
Shivaji”, and “
Kavalan”. These are evergreen Tamil movies enjoyed by people across generations.
The show, however, does not consist of an individual host, but a collection of comedy scenes from a specific movie is played. The channel telecasts the show at the right time for the viewers to forget their stress and enjoy the evening.