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Happy Birthday Yogi Babu: Take a look at a few memorable Tamil films of the actor

Shilpa S

Shilpa S
Jul 22, 2021

Ever since his acting debut in 2009, Yogi Babu has proved to be a terrific performer, both in comedy and character roles. On the actor’s birthday, here are a few films that tap his potential as a solid actor to the fullest.

1
Kolamavu Kokila
7.5OTTplay Rating
A woman is forced to enter the drug trade to fend for her family. She holds her ground in the business, with a policeman hot on her tail. Yogi Babu plays the role of a man enamoured with the protagonist, whose love is unrequited. Babu’s performance in the film was well-received.
2
Pariyerum Perumal
8.9OTTplay Rating
Pariyerum Perumal is a movie focusing on the caste system through the eyes of a youngster from a marginalised community. The film follows this youngster who enrols in a law college and falls in love with a fellow student. This leads to the man being violently harassed by the girl’s family. Yogi Babu is cast in a supporting role in this critically acclaimed film.
3
Aandavan Kattalai
8.2OTTplay Rating
An accountant from a rural village in Madurai goes to Chennai along with his friend, to avail travel documents so that they can head to London to earn money to pay off their debts. However, the duo realises it is much more hassle than they thought. Yogi Babu plays the protagonist’s best friend. The film was a critical and commercial success.
4
Mandela
8.6OTTplay Rating
Starring Yogi Babu as the lead, Mandela is a political satire. In a panchayat election in a village, the two candidates secure the same number of votes. The tie-breaker vote is in the hands of Nelson Mandela, a barber from the village, played by Babu. The film received positive reviews.
5
Karnan
7.9OTTplay Rating
Two neighbouring villages of people belonging to different castes are at odds with each other. Karnan, belonging to a lower caste, rebels against unsavoury practices of the other community. Babu plays a supporting character in the film.
6
Sulthan
6.3OTTplay Rating
A man, after losing his mother, is raised by a gang of criminals who work for his father. After his father’s death, the responsibility falls on his shoulders. Abhorrent to violence, the man decides to take it upon himself to reform the group of felons. Babu appears in the film as a supporting character.
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