Comedy can be a tonic for the mind. Cinema is one industry that nurtures this genre. Since the inception of talkies in Kollywood, various films on comedy have been made. Various directors have entertained the viewers through different forms of humor. Now the person of interest is director Sundar. C, who has given plump roles to comedians in most of his films. In fact, some of his films were successful in the box office mainly because of their comical elements. For example, his directorial ventures Ullathai Allitha (where '
Karthik Muthuraman stole the show), Unakkaga Ellam Unakkaga (where again Koudamani was humorous and entertaining), Winner (where '
Vadivelu' was the show stopper), Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru (where
Santhanam had a plump role) etc. gave importance to comedians too.
Now in his recent ventures Aranmanai and Aranmanai 2, which are of the horror and comedy genre, Sundar has proven his adeptness of showing the right proportion of comedy and horror in his movies. The actor cum director knows the taste of the audiences and churns films that fit their taste. In Aranmanai and Aranmanai 2, in which he also acted, comedians including 'Santhanam',
Kovai Sarala, 'Soori, and 'Manobala' made their presence felt, and the comedy film was much appreciated.
Out of the 25 films that Sundar C directed, most of them belonged to the comedy genre. When Ullathai Allitha was released, the audience flocked to the theaters mainly since it was a comedy film. And when ace comedians like Koundamani, Santhanam and Suri are well-versed in their forte, it becomes easy for the director to get the best out of them. After all, as long as the movie is rib-tickling without being offensive, it is always a treat to watch it onscreen. In fact, comedy is the most experimented subject in Indian films and the directors know how to give the right dosage to the audience.