Special Correspondent

He was the one who introduced the ‘double take’ technique in Tamil drama

CHENNAI: Speakers at a function organised by the Appusami-Seethapatti Humour Trust on Saturday hailed veteran theatre actor Kathadi Ramamurthy’s contribution to plays in the humour genre.

Felicitating Ramamurthy, Dean and Director of PSBB Group of Schools Mrs. Y.G. Parthasarathy said her husband Y.G. Parthasarathy was instrumental in Ramamurthy starting his own troupe.

“His spirit is very infectious. His style is most enjoyable. He has a variety of interests that still keeps him young.”

Actor and MLA S.Ve. Shekher said Ramamurthy started staging plays when there were not many facilities nearly 45 years ago.

He was the one who introduced the ‘double take’ technique in Tamil drama.

His plays, besides having good content, always presented ideas in the right perspective.

Playwright-director Raadhu said that Ramamurthy must perform Bhagyam Ramaswamy’s ‘Appusami Seethapatti’ on stage.

Light and simple humour

Actor Sachu described his humour as light and simple. His drama titles were interesting and impressive.

He was everyone’s favourite artist, she said.

Former Director of Doordarshan Chennai Kendra, A. Natarajan presented a citation and a gold medal to Mr. Ramamurthy.

Success depended on script

In his acceptance speech, Ramamurthy said the success of dramas mainly depended on the script.

Cartoonist Madan and Bhagyam Ramaswamy, founder of the trust, were among those who spoke.