Goundamani, widely considered by many as the best-ever comedian to have descended on the Tamil film industry in the past several decades, is all set for a comeback in Tamil films. The 70-plus comedian has been on a self-imposed hiatus in films for the past few years.
Only recently did he sign up to play a doctor in a film titled Vaaimai. Vetrimaran, the national award-winning director who is a great fan of Goundamani, has reportedly convinced Goundamani to star in the lead role whose script was narrated to him recently.
The Goundamani–Senthil duo has starred in hundreds of films while Goundamani himself has starred in more than 750 films during the past three decades. Goundamani had earlier played the lead role in 12 films and though he got many offers in recent times, he hadn’t starred in any film with Thangam being his last film.
After Vaaimai, Goundamani would play the lead role in the film by Vetrimaran (to be directed by one of his aides) who wants to ‘honour’ the ace comedian through this film. Goundamani is said to have been ‘excited’ by the script and gave his consent as soon the narration of the script was over.