Soori (actor)

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.[1][2]

Soori
Soori at Marudhu Press Meet.jpg
Soori in 2016
Born
Soori Muthusamy

(1977-08-27) 27 August 1977 (age 43)
Occupation
  • Actor
Years active1997-present

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).[3][4]

CareerEdit

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.[5] 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).[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

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).[8] 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.[9] Soori had back-to-back releases with Namma Veettu Pillai (2019) and Sangathamizhan (2019).[10]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1997 Kadhalukku Mariyadhai Dancer Uncredited role
1998 Maru Malarchi Audience member Uncredited role
1999 Sangamam 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
2002 Red Thief Uncredited role
2003 Winner Kaipullai's henchmen Uncredited role
2004 Varnajalam Thief
Kaadhal Mansion mate
2005 Ji College student
2007 Deepavali Fish seller
Dhandayuthapani Dhandayuthapani's friend
Nyabagam Varuthey "Jalra" Soori
Thiruvakkarai Sri Vakrakaliamman Police constable
2008 Kee Mu "Nethili" Murugan
Bheemaa Chinna's henchman
2009 Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu Subramani
Naai Kutty Maari
2010 Kalavani Manikandan
Naan Mahaan Alla Ravi
Unakkaga En Kadhal "Blade" Balu
Unakkaga Oru Kavithai Vinoth's friend
2011 Varmam
Aadu Puli Karuppu
Thoonga Nagaram Address informer for Theru Trisha
Kullanari Koottam Murugesan
Appavi Bharathi's friend
Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai Chandran
Bodinayakkanur Ganesan Gilaki
Pillaiyar Theru Kadaisi Veedu Soori
Vaagai Sooda Vaa Man at theatre
Velayudham Abdullah
Porali Soori Norway Tamil Film Festival Award for Best Comedian
Guruswamy Priest Special appearance in the song "Thengaayil Nei"
2012 Sooriya Nagaram Mechanic
Friends Book Telugu film
Mattuthavani Ram's friend
Kandathum Kanathathum
Manam Kothi Paravai Nalla Thambi
Pandi Oliperukki Nilayam Soori
Paagan Vellayangiri Also playback singer ("Simba Simba")[11]
Sundarapandian Murugesan Nominated, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Kai
2013 Haridas Kandasamy
Kedi Billa Killadi Ranga Sindru
Chikki Mukki
Thillu Mullu Mano
Thulli Vilaiyadu Mano
Desingu Raja Surya
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
Naiyaandi Soori
Pandiya Naadu Ganesan
Vellai Desathin Idhayam
2014 Jilla Gopal Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Rummy Arunachalam
Pulivaal Chokku
Bramman NBK
Nimirndhu Nil Ramachandran
Maan Karate "Tiger" Tyson Guest appearance
Nalanum Nandhiniyum Sivabalan
Anjaan Raja
Pattaya Kelappanum Pandiya Muthupandi
Jeeva "Senior" David
Poojai Kutti Puli
Oru Oorla Rendu Raja Mike
Vellaikaara Durai Police Pandi
2015 Sakalakala Vallavan Chinnasamy
Paayum Puli Murugesan
Kaththukkutti Ginger
Vedalam Laxmidas
Pasanga 2 Sanjay Ramasamy Guest appearance
2016 Rajini Murugan Thotathree Nominated, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Aranmanai 2 Devadas
Mapla Singam Anbuchelvan's friend
Marudhu Kokkarako
Idhu Namma Aalu Vaasu
Velainu Vandhutta Vellaikaaran Sakkarai
Angali Pangali
Maaveeran Kittu Thangarasu
Kaththi Sandai Deva / Chithra Master
2017 Si3 Veera Babu "Veeram"
Mupparimanam Himself Cameo appearance
Saravanan Irukka Bayamaen Kalyanam
Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae Sooranam Winner, Vijay Award for Best Comedian
Winner, SIIMA Award for Best Comedian
Thondan Ramar Guest appearance
Gemini Ganeshanum Suruli Raajanum Suruli Rajan
Paakanum Pola Irukku
Savarikkadu
Podhuvaga Emmanasu Thangam "Tiger" Pandi
Katha Nayagan Annadurai
Ippadai Vellum Daivakolundhu
Nenjil Thunivirundhal Ramesh
2018 Sketch Maari
Pakka Bommai
Bhaskar Oru Rascal Rocky
Kadaikutty Singam Sivagamiyin Selvan
Seema Raja Adiasamy (Kanakku/Maths)
Saamy Square Sakthi
2019 Kanchana 3 Govindan
Devarattam Vetri’s 4th brother-in-law
Vennila Kabaddi Kuzhu 2 Subramani
Kennedy Club Subramani
Namma Veettu Pillai Paramu
Sangathamizhan Soori
2021 Sarbath Arivu's friend
Viduthalai
Don
Velan

Television serialsEdit

  • Thirumathi Selvam - Amirtham, Selvam's assistant
  • Alli Rajiyam
  • Pusphanjali
  • Mythili
  • Raja Rajeswari
  • Kavyanjali
  • Poovilangu
  • Aachi International
  • Enakkaga Vaa
  • Vazhndhu Kaatukiren
  • Jenmam X
  • Veetuku Veedu Looty
  • Thirumanam(Special Appearance)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Exclusive biography of #Soori(tamilactor) and on his life". FilmiBeat.
  2. ^ Gupta, Rinku. (19 August 2013) A lot on his plate. The New Indian Express. Retrieved on 4 January 2014.
  3. ^ subramanian, anupama (16 January 2014). "Actor Soori in great demand". Deccan Chronicle.
  4. ^ Naig, Udhav (15 February 2014). "Laughter all the way". The Hindu.
  5. ^ a b Kumar, Pradeep (28 September 2019). "From Madurai to Chennai, and 13 years later: Soori's fascinating journey" – via www.thehindu.com.
  6. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/soori-reveals-he-ate-17-parottas-for-the-comedy-scene-in-vennila-kabadi-kuzhu-tamil-news-160282
  7. ^ https://www.indiaglitz.com/actor-comedian-soori-birthday-special-article-hindi-news-166047
  8. ^ https://www.deccanchronicle.com/140116/entertainment-tollywood/article/actor-soori-great-demand
  9. ^ https://www.indiatoday.in/movies/regional-cinema/story/soori-slams-online-reviewers-critics-1350812-2018-09-27
  10. ^ https://www.cinemaexpress.com/videos/interviews/2019/sep/22/soori-i-know-if-its-a-bad-comedy-even-while-acting-sivakarthikeyan-vijay-sethupathi-namma-veettu-14444.html
  11. ^ Parotta Soori and Pandi sing a kuthu number in Paagan. Kolly Talk. 29 December 2011.

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