Was reading about Vivek's sudden absence in one of the movie websites and also ended up reading an interview given by the comedian. Also, watched a Raj TV or Vijay TV downloaded interview of this nagaichuvai mannan and throughly enjoyed it. Just thought it would be nice to review this man's background.
Many of us remember the thin, spectacled character who played a secretary role in K.Balachander's Pudhu Pudhu Aarthangal and also his Manathil Uruthi Vendum. Both these films had a serious story line and Vivek was plugged in to lighten the moments along with playing a part in the main story. He refers to NS Krishnan, the olden days comedy veteran as his inspiration for choosing social issues as comedy scripts.
Vivek specifically likes to target the youth as his audience, as he feels that reforming the society likes in their hands. His favourite author is Sidney Sheldon and he also reveres Abdul Khalam to a large extent. He believes in all Gods and religions, but wants to put an end to the superstions and man made religious practices that he often mocks about in his films. On a personal front, he says that he takes things lightly and doesn't have great ambitions and hence looks young :)
The man talks passionately about comedy being an important part of a film and also the essence of humor in our daily life.
Out of his numerous comedy roles, I have lovedhis performance in Minnale, Saami and Anniyan. Of course, there are countless other scenes of his from different movies that i have enjoyed. His Aal Thotta Bhoopathi role in some film was also one of my favorites.
After Anniyan, he has been out of the buzz world for a bit and rumors have that he is facing issues with the release of movie Solli Adippen with him playing hero.
Somehow, seeing Vivek as a hero will probably be well received by his fans for the first time, but am not so sure, if i want to see him do traditional hero roles and hurt his beloved comedy image.