Arumugam Mohanasundaram (8 February 1928 – 16 September 2012), popularly known as Loose Mohan and Raja Gopalakrishnan, was an Indian actor who had acted as a comedian in over 1000 Tamil films. He is credited with popularizing Madras Bashai, a Cockney of Tamil language spoken in Chennai city.[1][2]

Loose Mohan
Born8 February 1928
Died16 September 2012 (age 84)[1]
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active1944–2002

Early lifeEdit

Born in Kanchipuram, son of old actor "Loose Arumugam", Mohan migrated to Madras at an early age and debuted at age 16 in the 1944 film Harichandra as P. U. Chinnappa's son.[1] However, most of his successes were in the late 1970s and 1980s when he acted as a comedian alongside stars such as Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth.[1]

CareerEdit

He acted as servant in the movie "Kaththiruntha Kangal" 1962 film with Savithri and Gemini Ganesan. His breakthrough movie as a comedian was the 1979 film Rosapoo Ravikaikari, after which he acted in more than 1000 films, including four movies in Marathi and one each in Bhojpuri, Hindi and Tulu. In 2000, Mohan was awarded the Kalaimamani award by the Government of Tamil Nadu.[1]

FilmographyEdit

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Year Film Role Note
1944 Harichandra Debut Movie
1967 Raja Veetu Pillai Hotel customer
1968 Enga Oor Raja Fruit Seller
1968 Kuzhanthaikkaga
1969 Anbalippu The buyer
1973 Kattila Thottila Milk Man
1974 Kadavul Mama Credited as 'Bracket Mohan'
1974 Akkarai Pachai Peon
1976 Needhikku Thalaivanangu Muthiya's sidekick
1976 Madhana Maaligai
1977 Navarathinam
1977 Meenava Nanban
1977 Uyarnthavargal
1978 Sattam En Kaiyil
1979 Poonthalir
1979 Rosappu Ravikkaikari
1980 Vishwaroopam
1980 Bhama Rukmani
1982 Ayiram Muthangal
1982 Pattanathu Rajakkal
1982 Vasandhathil Or Naal
1982 Simla Special
1983 Sandhippu
1983 Oru Kai Parpom
1983 Uruvangal Maralam
1984 Kuva Kuva Vaathugal
1984 Simma Soppanam
1984 Vai Pandal
1985 Karaiyai Thodatha Alaigal
1985 Needhiyin Nizhal
1985 Andha Oru Nimidam
1985 Naam Iruvar
1986 Naanum Oru Thozhilali
1987 Vairagyam
1987 Kavalan Avan Kovalan
1988 Aval Mella Sirithal
1988 Oorai Therinjikitten
1989 Mappilai
1990 Ulagam Pirandhadhu Enakkaga
1990 En Kadhal Kanmani
1991 Pondatti Pondattithan
1991 Jenma Natchathram
1993 Pon Vilangu
1994 Vaanga Partner Vaanga
1994 Subramaniya Swamy
1994 Pavithra
2002 Azhagi Pandu's father-in-law Last Movie

Later life and deathEdit

Mohan acted in his last film role in 2002 (Azhagi). He was forced to quit acting due to his deteriorating health. In 2009, Mohan filed a case against his son Karthik for neglecting his health. He died on 16 September 2012, aged 84, from respiratory problems.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Peter, Petlee (17 September 2012). "Tamil comedian 'Loose' Mohan passes away". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 10 July 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2022.
  2. ^ "இரண்டு இட்லி கூட கிடைக்காமல்..! பட்டினியோடு இறந்த சூப்பர் காமெடி நடிகர்..!!". JVP News. 20 December 2016. Archived from the original on 21 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. ^ ராம்ஜி, வி. (16 September 2022). "லூஸ் மோகன் - 'மெட்ராஸ் பாஷை'யின் நாயகன்!". Kamadenu (in Tamil). Archived from the original on 16 September 2022. Retrieved 17 September 2022.

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