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Sex, Comedy & Kollywood Friday Spl. Article by Naveen

Sex comedy, or adult comedy films, don’t occur regularly in Kollywood,
which is still considered conservative. Though comedy scenes in many
movies have sexual references, full-fldeged flicks in the genre happen
only once in a bluemoon.
And the recent entrant is ‘Hara Hara Mahadevaki’. If one is to go by
what the movie’s trailer suggests, it is an out and out adult comedy
starring Gautham Karthik and Nikki Galrani.
While its director Santhosh P Jayakumar says “we have made the film
targeting the current generation audiences”, takes a
look at some adult comedy movies in the last two decades.
‘Boys’ is a 2003 coming-of-age film directed by Shankar. It featured
Siddarth, Genelia, Bharath, Nakul, Manikandan and SS Thaman in the
lead roles.
The story centers on six youngsters, who experience the downfalls of
teenage life. The film conveys a message about the importance of a
good education and career over other distractions, such as romance and
One of the reviews had said about the film: “College students,
especially guys, might watch Boys more than once for the titillating
scenes, the non-veg jokes, and, most importantly, the skimpy,
transparent clothing sported by the heroine.”
The film became a hit, although not as big as Shankar’s previous
movies. Shankar later pointing out that “only youngsters” came to
watch as he failed to appeal to “other age groups” as well.
‘New’ is a fantasy comedy film directed, written and produced by S J
Surya, who also featured in the lead role alongside Simran.
The movie’s plot is borrowed from the 1988 Hollywood Tom Hanks starrer
‘Big’. Kiran Rathod and Devayani played supporting roles, while A. R.
Rahman composesd the music.
‘New’ is about an 8-year-old boy who is turned into a 28-year-old man
by a scientist. Women activists in the state of Tamil Nadu demanded a
ban on a film after release, which they say contained obscene sex
scenes. Surya responded by claiming that the sex scenes are there
because the story line requires them and described his film as
“fiction laced with sex and comedy”.
In August 2005, the Madras High Court revoked the censor certificate
for the film and directed the Chennai Commissioner of Police to
investigate two criminal complaints registered against Surya.
They ruled that the film did not provide a “clean and healthy
entertainment” and that it would be failing in its duty if it did not
revoke the censor certificate of the film, claiming it originally
attained an “A” certificate “under questionable circumstances”.
‘Goa’ is a 2010 film written and directed by Venkat Prabhu. Starring
his “regular cast” consisting of Jai, Vaibhav and Premji Amaran in the
lead roles along with Piaa Bajpai and the debutant Australian model
Melanie Marie in other roles, the film is the first production of
Soundarya Rajinikanth’s Ocher Picture Productions.
Actors Silambarasan, Nayanthara and Prasanna made guest appearances in
the film, which featured music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Before release, the film was given an adult rating by the Central
Board of Film Certification, despite much contention from the team.
The film was given “A” certificate , reportedly because of its content
that “requires a mature audience”.
The film was also described as a “path breaking entertainer which
explores human sexuality very beautifully”.
‘Yaaruda Mahesh’ is a 2013 adult comedy film directed by R Madhan
Kumar, starring Sundeep Kishan and Dimple Chopade. It also has Jagan,
Srinath, Livingston, Uma Padmanaban, Swaminathan, Singamuthu and
Nellai Siva supporting the lead.
The film was shot around Chennai and Kerala. It was also dubbed in
Telugu with the name ‘Mahesh’. One of the reviews of the movie had
said, “If double-meaning, adult jokes are your cup of tea, you will
enjoy this movie.
Another review had said, “Yaaruda Mahesh is a unidirectional product
that targets youth with liberal dose of adult humour.”
‘Trisha Illana Nayanthara’ is a 2015 sex comedy film written and
directed by Adhik Ravichandran. The film featured G V Prakash Kumar,
Anandhi and Manisha Yadav in the leading roles, with Simran portraying
a supporting role.
The film was first announced in late December 2013, when G V Prakash
revealed that he would be working on a film with debutant director
Adhik Ravichandran for a “romantic comedy along the lines of
Selvaraghavan movies, with ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ treatment.
A review had said: ” At a time when films claim they are made for
‘family audiences’ despite having the worst innuendos, here’s someone
being honest — he’s saying his film is strictly for adults.”
Another review had said: “Trisha Illana Nayanthara was promoted as the
boldest Tamil film of this generation, and as strictly intended for
adults. It’s bold to an extent.”

By Naveen


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