Jagan: Perfect Punch Comedian!

With impeccable credentials, Jagan, SV Shekar\'s son is all-set to delight audiences with Manal Kayiru 2

Published: 12th April 2016 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2016 06:06 AM   |  A+A-


A Screen Grab of Manal Kayiru 1 (For Promotional Purpose Only)

It’s not easy being a comedian. To even be considered one, you not only need to have a sense of humour, but also keen observation, wit, an impeccable sense of timing and more importantly, courage. Actor and comedian Jagan is blessed with all of these it seems. No wonder that his popularity graph is on the rise!

Last year, Jagan did five films — Anegan, Sagaptham, India Pakistan, Savaale Samaali and Thoongavanam and in all of them, his performances were appreciated by both audiences and critics. This year, he began with Uyire, Uyire, which is now running in theatres. “The small role I play in Uyire Uyire was done by Ali in Telugu. The situation is that the hero has to meet his girl friend’s brother. Instead, he sends me to meet the girl’s brother. What ensues is a very funny sequence,” says Jagan, who adds that he is a part of the eagerly awaited sequel of the classic Manal Kayiru (1982), which featured S Ve Shekher and Visu.

“Manal Kayiru 2 is Shekher’s son’s film. In the original version, Shekar lays down 10 conditions and tells Visu that he would only marry a girl who meets all these conditions. However, eventually, they get him married to a girl who does not meet any of these terms. In the sequel, Shekher has a daughter and this time, it is the girl who lays down 10 conditions and says only a guy meeting all the conditions can be her husband,” he says.

Jagan plays an ad film maker, who is also the bridegroom’s friend. “Though the core idea for the sequel came from Shekher sir and his team, it was developed by Madan (director of 2013’s Yaaruda Mahesh), who is also directing the film. Visu plays the very popular character of Narathan Naidu in this sequel too,” explains Jagan, who is all praise for Visu and Madan.

“Madan has a great sense of humour and is brilliant. Visu sir is a legend. Right from the time I was in school, I would watch Visu sir’s films several times on screen. I have always admired his work. To even think that I am now working with him is kind of surreal for me,” he gushes.

Finally, ask him about the other film that he is working on at the moment and Jagan signs off saying, “It is Vinodan. This film is being produced by Prabhu Deva Studios in association with Isari Velan. This too is a nice movie which is being directed by a young director called Victor.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Tamil news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp