Goundamani is a Tamil comedian.
Goundamani gained entry into the Tamil film industry Kollywood due to his strong theatrical background. Known as Mani initially, he was later renamed KounderMani due to his portrayal of a "Kounder" in one of his early plays. KounderMani or Koundamani was then corrupted into Goundamani. His native place is Kengambalayam Taluk of Coimbatore district.
Goundamani was initially a solo act and then paired up with another comedian Senthil to form a comedy duo. Stated as Kollywood's Laurel and Hardy, Senthil and Goundamani have entertained people with their rib-tickling slapstick humour for more than two decades now.
He has also been the protagonist in movies such as Raja Enga Raja and Pirandhaen Valarndhaen. These movies turned out to be good family entertainers and comedies. He acted as Hero in 10 films.
Some of his memorable movies are with lead actors such as Sathyaraj, Karthik, Rajinikanth, Arjun, Parthiban, Jayaram, Kamal Hassan and Prabhu. In several Tamil films, he has even accompanied the lead actor in almost all of the scenes (sometimes even in the songs).
Early days in his career he had a memorable role in 'Padhinaru vayadinile' as a sidekick. Later in early 80's he had several hits like Unnai nan santhithen, Vaidhegi kathirundal, etc. Late eighties his carrier got revived in 'Karagatakkaran' after a long slump, which can be attributed to comedians like Janakaraj. In the 90's his carrier peaked in such a way that it was hard to make a hit Tamil film without him. In many movies he would deliver dialogs with double meaning (double entendre).Other than doing a lead hero role, he has acted in several films consisting a double-hero role script. few of them includes films like "ullathai alli thaa" and "unakaaga ellam unakaaga". in both the film he had a female lead pair. The notable stuff in his acting has been his dialogue delivery and quick-wit jokes.
1976 Annakili 1976 Uzaikkum Karangal 1977 Chakkaravarthi 1978 16 Vayadhinilay 1978 Kizhakeya Pogum Rayil 1978 Sigappu Rojakkal 1979 Anandam Enndru Arambam 1979 Arumbugal 1979 Geethavin Roja 1979 Imayam 1979 Kzhakkay Poshudu Veluthachu 1979 Ninai Thalay Enikum 1979 Niram Maratha Pookkal 1979 Oppandan 1979 Pagalil Orru Iravu 1979 Puthiya Varpugal 1980 Enga Urru Rajathi 1980 Kallukul Eeram 1980 Karai Kanda Kappal 1980 malargalile oru malligai 1980 Mangalanayagi 1980 Nadhi Ondru Karai Mundru 1980 Nee Sirithal Nann Sirippen 1980 Paruvathin Vasalile 1980 Pennin Vazhkkai 1980 Pudiya Varppugal 1980 Puduyugam Prakkiradu 1980 Sandhana Malargal 1980 Suvar Illatha Cithiram 1980 Valy Illa Mamaram 1980 Valy Sathiruku Vanga 1980 Varrisu 1981 Alaigal Oyvathillai 1981 Antha 7 Natkal 1981 Aradhnai 1981 Devi Tharisanam 1981 Kudumbam Orru Kathambam 1981 Nenjiley Thunivirundal 1981 Netri Kkan 1981 Velichathuku Vanga 1982 Jothi 1982 Naal Unadhu Naal 1982 Naan Sutiya Malar 1982 Nenjamellam Neeyey 1982 Pakkathu Vettu Roja 1982 Payanangal Mudivathillai 1982 Uyir Ullavarai Usha 1983 Adutha Varisu 1983 Anandha Kummi 1983 Anantha Ragam 1983 Illan Jodigal 1983 Imaigal 1983 Immai 1983 Kadal Oviyam 1983 Malayur Mamuttiyen 1983 Nenjangal 1983 Thendral Thodatha Malargal 1983 Vasantha Azaippugal 1984 Ananda Gummi 1984 Komberi Mookkan 1984 Naan Padum Padal 1984 Neram Nalla Neram 1984 Nilavu Suduvathillai 1984 Ponnu Puduichirruku 1984 Priyamudan Prabhu 1984 Raghangal Maruvathillai 1984 Thambathigal 1984 Thoongathe Thambi Thoongathe 1984 Vaithegi Kathirundhal 1985 Amudha Ganam 1985 Anbin Mugavary 1985 Asha 1985 Jappanil Kalyana Raman 1985 Kanni Rasi 1985 Karaiyai Thodatha Alaigal 1985 Maganey Maganey 1985 Mannukku Etha Ponnu 1985 Meendum Parasakthi 1985 Mul Illatha Roja 1985 Nalai Unadhu Nal 1985 Naney Raja Naney Mandhri 1985 Pagal Nilavu 1985 Panam Pathum Seiyum 1985 Ponnu Pudichirukku 1985 Raja Koburam 1985 Unnai Naan Sandithen 1985 Vellai Manasu 1986 Amman Koil Kzhakaley 1986 Annai En Theyvam 1986 Bus Conductor 1986 December Pookkal 1986 Eeti 1986 Geethanjali 1986 Hello Yar Pesarathu 1986 Idaya Koil 1986 Karpura Deepam 1986 Maragadha Veenai 1986 Marudhani 1986 Mr.Bharath 1986 Oru Rasigan Oru Rasigai 1986 Pattu Selai 1986 Piranden Valarenden 1986 Thalaiyati Bommai 1986 Visham 1987 Annai Boomi 1987 Dharma Pathini 1987 Isai Padum Thendral 1987 Padum Paravaigal 1987 Thoorathu Pachai 1987 Udaya Geetham 1988 Aayiram Pookkal Malaratum 1988 Idhu Oru Thodar Kathai 1988 Karrupu Sataikaran 1988 Mannukkul Vairam 1988 Ninaive Oru Sangeedham 1988 Per Sollum Pillai 1988 Sarkarai Pandal 1989 Ennai Petha Rasa 1989 Geethanjali 1989 Manasukku Etha Magarasa 1989 Pon Mana Selvan 1989 Raja Kopuram 1989 Thangamana Rasa 1990 Madhurai Veeran Enga Sami 1990 My Dear Marthandan 1990 Nadigan 1990 Namma Ooru Puvatha 1990 Neengalum Herothan 1990 Ooru Vittu Ooru Vandu 1990 Patanathil Petti 1990 Pudhu Padagan 1990 Salem Vishnu 1990 Thangathin Thangam 1990 Velai Kidachirukku 1993 Udan Prappu 1995 Chinna Vadyar 1995 Coimbatore Mappalai 1995 Indian 1995 Kalvan 1995 Mamanithan 1995 Mana Magal 1995 Marumagan 1995 Mr. Madras 1995 Murai Maman 1995 Murai Mappalai 1995 Musthafa 1995 Muthu Kulikka Varigala 1995 Nadodi Mannan 1995 Nattu Pura Pattu 1995 Parambarai 1995 Periya Kudumbam 1995 Ragasiya Police 1995 Velusamy 1996 Avadhara Purushan 1996 Ennasai Thangachi 1996 Ganapazham 1996 Mannava 1996 Mettukudi 1996 Mr. Devaraj 1996 Nesam 1996 Parivattam 1996 Periya Idathu Mappilai 1996 Periyathambi 1996 Pudaiyal 1996 Puvarasan 1996 Senathipathi 1996 Sishya 1996 Tata Birla 1996 Thedinen Vandadhu 1996 Ullathai Allitha 1996 Vallal 1997 Aahaga Enna Porutham 1998 Erattai Sadai Vayasu 1998 Janaki Raman 1998 Pagavath Singh 1999 Anbu Kattalai 1999 Aval Varuvala 1999 Azhagar Samy 1999 Kadalar Dinam 1999 Malabar Police 1999 Ponnu Veetukkaran 1999 Surya Parvai 1999 Thayin Manikodi 1999 Unakhaga Ellam Unakhaga
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