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In the Tamil stage play scene, Y.Gee.Mahendra is a celebrity and the troupe UAA (United Amateur Association) started by his late father Sri Y.G.Parthasarathy has been entertaining its audience for 66 years, certainly no small feat! Yesterday they released their 67th play titled “3 Ji” (3 ஜி – ஆவி வந்த நாடகம்), a political comedy. The play is about an election for office bearers that’s happening in a local apartment complex, the twist is that the two…

Kasethan Kadavulada (1972) is one of my all time favourite Tamil film; starring Thengai Srinivasan the film is an all-out comedy. It’s about how two young men join hands with their friend, a teashop owner to rob their step-mother, the teashop friend enters their house dressed as a fake holy man and causes a comedy riot. The story for the film was written by Chitralaya Gopu which was inspired by a stage play of the same name. Now Y.Gee.Mahendra,…