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Funny take on films

The new comedy show on Vijay TV "Idhu Eppadi Irukku" is a spoof on films and film stars



Bosskey is back with another comedy show

WHEN THE entire world goes one way, Bosskey goes the other. The way he spells his name [the short form of Bhaskar] is just an example. Walking through life with a constant smile, Bosskey is one who doesn't believe in taking umbrage, whatever be the provocation. But when he expected the same from others, troubles did arise. The Hari-Giri show he presented, did cross the limits of pure fun at times. "Not always ... I did try to be careful," says Bosskey.

After a lull the man is back, on Vijay TV this time, tittupping with enthusiasm, in "Idhu Eppadi Irukku?" — a spoof on our films, filmmakers and actors, with Bosskey's satirical barbs adding spice to the fare. "Idhu ... " (Mondays, 9 p.m.) is a one-man show. Bosskey's astuteness and keen observation come to the fore, no doubt, but mimicking is definitely not his forte.

Jujubee TV

"It is entirely Vijay TV's brainchild. Suresh Iyer, its head, and Andrews, the producer, approached me to write the script for the show they had in mind. I suggested that if I presented it myself it would be better... " says Bosskey. The first part of the 40-minute show is, Jujubee TV, a concocted news bulletin on films. The next is "Nambithaan Aaganum" in which Bosskey, in Palghat Tamil lingo, touches upon the most inane sequences in films. The `Jujubee award' segment that follows announces an award for one actor in a particular category — a week ago it was for the `best walk.' Clippings from various films with actors sporting varied gaits were highlighted and honestly, it had you in splits. Jujubee Mix puts together different scenes from old flicks, with Bosskey playing the director's role. The person mimicked is quite obvious and it does bring a smile to your lips. But how the folks targeted take it has to be seen. Bosskey gets defensive: "When filmmakers comment so much on politicians, policemen and others, how can they deny others the right, especially when it is in a light-hearted vein?"

Getting clips from a range of films every week ought to be an arduous task. "Of course it is. Vijay's creative team of Sashi and Andrew is busy with the post-production work for three days for each show... " says Bosskey.

Multi-faceted

The number of activities that Bosskey is involved in is mind-boggling. Cartoonist Madhan spotted his flair for humour and gave him a chance to write jokes for Ananda Vikatan. ["Nearly 15,000 have been published so far ... "] The `Mirchi-Sirchi' comic slot that he's been presenting on Radio Mirchi is a year old now. At a time when Hari-Giri Assembly show was going on full-fledged ["I owe it to Muraliraman of Jaya TV"] he also anchored the live cricket programme, "Poova Thalaiya," for 40 days at a stretch during the World Cup series. He's also done a couple of films. And that's not all. He is a model too. His stage play "Oho!" had a successful run and he's now all set to launch his next comic caper on stage, "Left Right." There's still more to come. The man is an employee with IOB too — "The bank has been very encouraging. Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to do so many things ... " he says.

On the reason for his permanently tonsured head ... "Just to show that I have nothing on my head or inside it ... " he guffaws.

MALATHI RANGARAJAN

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