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Soodhu Kavvum to Naanum Rowdy Thaan: Vijay Sethupathi comedies to watch when you are feeling low

Alfred Francis

Alfred Francis
Jul 13, 2021

Stills from Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Sollren, Naanum Rowdy Thaan, Pannaiyaarum Padminiyum and Soodhu Kavvum

Vijay Sethupathi’s entry to mainstream films came in the later part of last decade. From his first success of Pizza, he has been known for his versatile roles. The roles which he selects are close to reality. Maybe that’s why he earned the title Makkal Selvan (The People’s Favourite).

Here is a list of Sethupathi’s comedy films. The roles vary from a driver to a kidnapper. Regardless of the film, Sethupathi succeeds in delivering every comedic punch to its effect. Be it the drunken, stalker Kumar in Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara or leader of thieves in Yamarajapuram, Sethupathi outshines the hero of the film. In a word, you could watch how Sethupathi “hijacks” these films with his stellar performance

1
Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom
8.6OTTplay Rating
The film showcases one of the earlier performances of Sethupathi. It tells the story of a man who suffers from temporary memory loss after getting hit on the head. But the really bad part is, his wedding is tomorrow and he cannot even recognise his bride. How his friends manage to make it through the day with an amnesiac friend forms the crux of the story.
2
Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara
7.4OTTplay Rating
This Vijay Sethupathi-starrer is a laugh riot portraying a local rogue who loves fun and alcohol. Problems arise when he falls head over heels with his neighbour Kumudha and stalks her. Kumuda’s father calls in a local goon for help. The film deals with the theme of butterfly effect
3
Soodhu Kavvum
8.1OTTplay Rating
A gem in the comedy collection, the film boasts of an ensemble cast including Bobby Simha, Karunakaran, Sanchitta Shetty and MS Bhaskar. Three friends get roped in by Das (Vijay Sethupathi), a hallucinating kidnapper in a plan to kidnap a minister’s son for ransom. But unbelievably the minister does not want his son back. The foursome is stuck with the kidnapee and state police on their tails.
4
Pannaiyarum Padminiyum
8OTTplay Rating
A caring Pannaiyaar is given an old Fiat car for safekeeping. Only problem is, he doesn't know how to drive. He hires Murugesan (Vijay Sethupathi) as driver. But now, he wants to learn driving to drive his wife to the temple. A blend of humour and rustic romance.
5
Naanum Rowdy Dhaan
7.4OTTplay Rating
Vijay Sethupathi portrays a wannabe gangster youth named Pandiyan living a carefree life with his friends and doting mother. His dream life falls into shambles when he falls in love with a deaf Kadhambari (Nayantara) who wants to kill a ruthless gangster who murdered her family. Pandiyan takes on this impossible task for love.
6
Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren
6OTTplay Rating
Harish (Gautham Karthik) falls in love with his junior Soumiya. The latter gets kidnapped by Yeman (Sethupathi), who is the leader of a tribe of thieves. Harish is confused, learning that Yeman is actually Soumiya’s uncle and he intends to marry her. Harish will stop at nothing to prevent this, except for his clumsiness, loudmouth and laziness.
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