நாகேஷ் அஞ்சலி கூட்டம்

நண்பர் தாஸ் ஒய்.ஜி. மகேந்திரனின் பாரத் கலாச்சார் நடத்திய நாகேஷ் அஞ்சலி கூட்டத்தை பற்றி செய்தி தந்திருந்தார்.
// Here is a function to pay homage to nAgEsh. Anyone in Madras may be able to go.
Bharat Kalachar is organising a memorial meeting, ‘Salutations to the King of Comedy’ on February 14, 6.30 p.m. at Sri YGP Auditorium, Thirumalai Road, T. Nagar. Cho Ramaswamy, Manorama, Dr. (Mrs) Y.G. Parthasarathy, Y.Gee. Mahendra, V. S. Raghavan, ‘Chithralaya’ Gopu, ‘Vietnam Veedu’ Sundaram and Kumari Sachu will share their thoughts on the veteran actor. There will also be a brief audio-visual presentation. //

அந்த கூட்ட விவரத்தை இங்கே காணலாம்.

நாகேஷ் பற்றி ராஜநாயகம் எழுதி இருக்கும் இன்னொரு போஸ்ட் இங்கே. அவரது மிகை நடிப்பை பற்றி இங்கே குறிப்பிட்டிருக்கிறார். பூவா தலையா படத்தில் நாகேஷ் கொஞ்சம் அதிகமாகவே நடித்தது உண்மைதான். ஆனால் கமல் போன்றவர்களும் இந்த கருத்தை சொன்னது ஆச்சரியமாக இருக்கிறது.


பற்றி RV
Proud father of two daughters. Proud husband of one wife. Fanatical reader of books. Passionate about cricket, movies, tamil film music, hindi film music, chess. Like to read about math. Dream about writing one day. Going to succeed with my technical startup some day. Engineer by profession. Live in Silicon valley (Newark)

4 Responses to நாகேஷ் அஞ்சலி கூட்டம்

  1. surya says:

    நன்றி.. அரிய தகவல்கள்.

    முன்பே பார்திருந்தால் கூட்டத்திற்கு போயிருப்பேன்.

    மிஸ் பண்ணிட்டேன்.

  2. Das says:

    Thanks RV, here is the writeup about that meeting from “The Hindu”…

    No other solemn meet in memory of an actor nonpareil could have been so filled with levity. Pardon the paradox, but that was the mood of the assemblage at Bharat Kalachar, Chennai, to pay their homage to an inimitable actor who is no more. Probably r ecalling Nagesh and the grammar of acting and footwork which he ushered in through his portrayals cannot but make even a sober gathering smile! As Y.Gee. Mahendra, who anchored the tribute meet pointed out, thoughts of Nagesh are bound to bring a smile to your lips, despite the sombreness of the situation. Sprucing up the event further were the well-chosen clippings from Nagesh’s films.

    The range of roles the man has portrayed, each of them so successfully, is mind-boggling! And as talent recognises talent, Kamal Haasan was one actor who used Nagesh in a variety of roles, till the very end. Can you forget the gooseberry he played in ‘Pancha Thanthiram’ or the villain with a classy touch of humour he essayed in ‘Apoorva Sahodarargal?’ Many touched upon his immortal status as an actor with films such as ‘Server Sundaram.’ And also on the fact that he is the only actor who showed that he could play a corpse so perfectly that the viewer ended up guffawing aloud! The film was ‘Magalir Mattum.’ “That was Nagesh!” said YGM. “There can be none other,” seconded Sachu and Manorama.

    Cho rightly observed that there can be several imitations but none so far has been able to come anywhere near Nagesh in performance. “He has lived a full life and so we needn’t mourn his death, but rejoice in the plethora of films he has left behind for us,” he added. A view that was endorsed by Mrs. YGP, who had been close to Nagesh since his struggling days! “It’s a lie to say he’s no more,” she stated. “As long as cinema exists he’ll live. At any point in a given day you can see him in one television channel or the other.”
    Brilliant timing

    The evergreen comedy, ‘Kadhalikka Naeramillai,’ had Nagesh in the role of Chellappa, an aspiring film producer and director. “Chellappa, you go ahead Da,” was a line Nagesh says to himself in the film. “Sentimentally, the words were his all-time favourite. ‘Your words have augured well for me, Gopu. I’ve gone ahead in life successfully after it,’ Nagesh would often tell me,” recalled ‘Chitralaya’ Gopu. This humorist-actor combo came up with some of the best comedy sequences in Tamil cinema, including ‘Nenjil Oru Aalayam,’ ‘Ooty Varai Uravu,’ ‘Utharavinri Ulle Vaa,” and ‘Sumai Thaangi.’ So Gopu went on to narrate a couple of anecdotes that exemplified Nagesh’s brilliant timing, spontaneous humour and off-the-cuff one-liners that had the audience in splits.

    Remembering the deep friendship he shared with Nagesh, V.S. Raghavan stirred a sentimental chord when he said that though he (Raghavan) was the older of the two, his friend of more than 50 years had decided to leave him.

    Nagesh was the first person ‘Vietnam Veedu’ Sundaram met when he came away from the village to seek a future in Chennai. He spoke of their poverty-stricken days at the Club House in T. Nagar. They had kept in touch through thick and thin, and the writer mentioned his last meeting with him just a few weeks before his demise.

    The man who wormed his way into the hearts of all Tamil movie goers without exception with healthy comedy and proved his versatility in serious and slapstick genres alike, went away without much recognition at the national level. “Not everyone can be termed a legend. Only a few like Sivaji Ganesan, Nagesh and M.S. Viswanathan can be called so. We’ve let Nagesh go. Will the powers that be do something for the genius of M.S. Viswanathan at least,” was Mahendra’s plea. But these achievers have transcended the level of mere awards and titles. None can ever take away the image of Nagesh etched in the minds of the connoisseurs of cinema!

  3. Das says:


    nadikar sangam arranged for an anjali to both nAgEsh and nambiAr (http://dailythanthi.com/article.asp?NewsID=470633&disdate=2/22/2009)

    From Lakshmi’s speech:

    “oru padapidippin pOthu biscuit packet pirikka mudiyAmal thiNarik kondirunthEn. ithai ellam muthal-amaichchar koNdA thiranthu vaikka mudiyum enRu nAgEsh nagaichchuvaiyAka pEsinAr…”

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