Vadivelu

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Vadivelu
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Vadivelu (Tamil: வடிவேலு) is a Tamil film actor and playback singer. Since 2000, he has dominated Tamil films as a comedian in various Tamil films. During his career, Vadivelu has won several Filmfare Awards and Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. He is renowned for his slapstick comedies.

Born in the southern city of Madurai, Vadivelu is popularly known as சிரிப்பு வெடி வைகை புயல் (Vaigai Puyal, meaning "the storm from the Vaigai River", a river which flows through the city, for his high sense of humor). Starting as a sidekick to the famed Goundamani-Senthil comedy duo, he rose to prominence after his role in Kadhalan. His Madurai Tamil accent (Tamil spoken in Madurai, a district in Tamil Nadu) is born to a father who was extremely poor and worked in a glass factory in Madurai. This forced Vadivelu to seek help from actor Rajkiran, who was from the same area as him. Rajkiran, taking pity on him, brought him to Chennai and made him an office boy in his studio; he later gave him a chance to perform a small comedy role in his first movie, En Rasavin Manasile. The hit song "Poda Poda Punnakku" from that movie was Vadivelu's first professional role. This soon caught the attention of one of the versatile actors of Indian cinema, Kamal Hassan, who was fascinated by his antics, and offered roles to him in his future movies like Devar Magan and Singaravelan.

In most movies, Vadivelu plays a simpleton with good intentions but lands in trouble because of circumstances or the eccentricities of the people he comes across. These roles involve heavy use of slapstick and puns, which has led him to being typecast. His comedy sequences typically end with him getting soundly thrashed and a closing one-liner from him bemoaning his situation or antagonists.citation needed

He starred in the lead role of the historical comedy spoof Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi. The movie features Vadivelu in a dual role, playing twin brothers. His next venture as lead star was in the movie Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan.

Apart from acting, Vadivelu is also a singer who has lent his voice to songs in his movies. He often renders traditional Tamil village singing and dappan koothu. Some of his popular songs are "Ettana Irundha", "Orendu Onne" "Kundakka Mandakka", "Oonam Oonam" and the hilarious "Alwa Kudukuran."

Born in the southern city of Madurai, Vadivelu is popularly known as சிரிப்பு வெடி வைகை புயல் (Vaigai Puyal, meaning "the storm from the Vaigai River", a river which flows through the city, for his high sense of humor). Starting as a sidekick to the famed Goundamani-Senthil comedy duo, he rose to prominence after his role in Kadhalan. His Madurai Tamil accent (Tamil spoken in Madurai, a district in Tamil Nadu) is born to a father who was extremely poor and worked in a glass factory in Madurai. This forced Vadivelu to seek help from actor Rajkiran, who was from the same area as him. Rajkiran, taking pity on him, brought him to Chennai and made him an office boy in his studio; he later gave him a chance to perform a small comedy role in his first movie, En Rasavin Manasile. The hit song "Poda Poda Punnakku" from that movie was Vadivelu's first professional role. This soon caught the attention of one of the versatile actors of Indian cinema, Kamal Hassan, who was fascinated by his antics, and offered roles to him in his future movies like Devar Magan and Singaravelan.

In most movies, Vadivelu plays a simpleton with good intentions but lands in trouble because of circumstances or the eccentricities of the people he comes across. These roles involve heavy use of slapstick and puns, which has led him to being typecast. His comedy sequences typically end with him getting soundly thrashed and a closing one-liner from him bemoaning his situation or antagonists.

He starred in the lead role of the historical comedy spoof Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi. The movie features Vadivelu in a dual role, playing twin brothers. His next venture as lead star was in the movie Indiralohathil Na Azhagappan.

Apart from acting, Vadivelu is also a singer who has lent his voice to songs in his movies. He often renders traditional Tamil village singing and dappan koothu. Some of his popular songs are "Ettana Irundha", "Orendu Onne" "Kundakka Mandakka", "Oonam Oonam" and the hilarious "Alwa Kudukuran."