Soori Muthuchamy is an Indian film actor and comedian who appears in Tamil films. He rose to fame after his role in the film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009), in which the scene involving a parotta eating challenge earned him the nickname Parotta Soori.
27 August 1977
He has emerged into the limelight post his outstanding performance in films like Porali (2011), Sundarapandian (2012), Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013), Pandiya Naadu (2013), Jilla (2014), Rajini Murugan (2016) and Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae (2017).
Soori moved from Sivagangai to Chennai in 1996 with the intention of becoming an actor in the Tamil film industry. After failing to get any roles, he took up work in the city as a cleaner to fund his acting ambitions. He was first introduced to a casting agent by an acquaintance called Sumathi in 1997, who had also assisted Soori with his meals during his early days in Chennai. Soori subsequently made his first on-screen appearance in the village drama Maru Malarchi (1998), where he stood in the background amongst a crowd. Soori then continued to visit sets and convinced a member of Thotta Tharani’s art team to take him on as an apprentice. From 1999 till 2003, Soori worked on multiple roles as a set assistant, photo plate apprentice, and an electrician. He also made occasional uncredited roles in films portraying a junior artiste who would appear in comedy scenes, appearing in films such as Winner (2003).
The actor became instantly popular as 'Parotta' Soori after the release of his film Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu (2009). Soori got this suffix to his name because of the hilarious 'parotta competition' scene in which he stuns the hotelier by eating 50 parottas and getting ready to eat the same number once again. His body language, rib-tickling punches, and counters have become everyone's favorite, and thus makes Soori an unavoidable add-on in rural based movies. Soori is a perfect fit for some actors like Sivakarthikeyan, Vimal, M. Sasikumar and Vishal.
He has emerged into the limelight post his outstanding performance in films like Sundarapandian (2012), Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam (2013), Pandiya Naadu (2013) and Jilla (2014). His comedy movies in Rajini Murugan (2016) Idhu Namma Aalu (2016), Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran (2016) and Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae (2017) worked out hilariously.
He was seen in Sivakarthikeyan's Seema Raja (2018) and Vikram's Saamy Square (2018). However, his performances in these two films were brutally criticised. Soori had back-to-back releases with Namma Veettu Pillai (2019) and Sangathamizhan (2019).
|1997||Kadhalukku Mariyadhai||Dancer||Uncredited role|
|1998||Maru Malarchi||Audience member||Uncredited role|
|2000||James Pandu||Railway porter||Uncredited role|
|Kannan Varuvaan||Man in a temple||Uncredited role|
|2001||Ullam Kollai Poguthey||Illicit liquor smuggler||Uncredited role|
|2003||Winner||Kaipullai's henchmen||Uncredited role|
|Nyabagam Varuthey||"Jalra" Soori|
|Thiruvakkarai Sri Vakrakaliamman||Police constable|
|2008||Kee Mu||"Nethili" Murugan|
|2009||Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu||Subramani|
|Naan Mahaan Alla||Ravi|
|Unakkaga En Kadhal||"Blade" Balu|
|Unakkaga Oru Kavithai||Vinoth's friend|
|Thoonga Nagaram||Address informer for Theru Trisha|
|Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu||Soori|
|Vaagai Sooda Vaa||Man at theatre|
|Porali||Soori||Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Comedian|
|Guruswamy||Priest||Special appearance in the song "Thengaayil Nei"|
|Friends Book||Telugu film|
|Manam Kothi Paravai||Nalla Thambi|
|Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam||Soori|
|Paagan||Vellayangiri||Also playback singer ("Simba Simba")|
|Sundarapandian||Murugesan||Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Comedian|
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
|Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga||Sindru|
|Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam||Kodi||Winner, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
Winner, Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Comedian
Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
|Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara||Thambi|
|Vellai Desathin Idhayam|
|2014||Jilla||Gopal||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|Maan Karate||"Tiger" Tyson||Guest appearance|
|Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya||Muthupandi|
|Oru Oorla Rendu Raja||Mike|
|Vellaikaara Durai||Police Pandi|
|Pasanga 2||Sanjay Ramasamy||Guest appearance|
|2016||Rajini Murugan||Thotathree||Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian|
|Mapla Singam||Anbuchelvan's friend|
|Idhu Namma Aalu||Vaasu|
|Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran||Sakkarai|
|Kaththi Sandai||Deva / Chithra Master|
|2017||Si3||Veera Babu "Veeram"|
|Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen||Kalyanam|
|Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae||Sooranam||Winner, Vijay Award for Best Comedian|
Winner, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
|Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum||Suruli Rajan|
|Paakanum Pola Irukku|
|Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam||"Tiger" Pandi|
|Bhaskar Oru Rascal||Rocky|
|Kadaikutty Singam||Sivagamiyin Selvan|
|Seema Raja||Adiasamy (Kanakku/Maths)|
|Devarattam||Vetri’s 4th brother-in-law|
|Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2||Subramani|
|Namma Veettu Pillai||Paramu|
- Thirumathi Selvam - Amirtham, Selvam's assistant
- Alli Rajiyam
- Raja Rajeswari
- Aachi International
- Enakkaga Vaa
- Vazhndhu Kaatukiren
- Jenmam X
- Veetuku Veedu Looty
- Thirumanam(Special Appearance)
- "Exclusive biography of #Soori(tamilactor) and on his life". FilmiBeat.
- Gupta, Rinku. (19 August 2013) A lot on his plate. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
- subramanian, anupama (16 January 2014). "Actor Soori in great demand". Deccan Chronicle.
- Naig, Udhav (15 February 2014). "Laughter all the way". The Hindu.
- Kumar, Pradeep (28 September 2019). "From Madurai to Chennai, and 13 years later: Soori's fascinating journey" – via www.thehindu.com.
- Parotta Soori and Pandi sing a kuthu number in Paagan. Kolly Talk. 29 December 2011.