Ali is one of the brilliant comedians and a great character actor who arrived just when such acting talent was needed in Telugu Cinema. This wonderful actor doesn’t confine to just essentially comedy and acted in a staggering 800 films right from childhood. Though there are many brilliant roles he adorned in his flourishing acting career, here are top 5 comedy characters adorned by Ali on the eve of his birthday!
The Chaata Guy in Rajendrudu Gajendrudu: This role paved the way for the most hilarious comedy episode made ever in Telugu Cinema. Ali played the role of an innocent Malayali who doesn’t know Telugu but comes to request loan from Bank Manager ( Brahmanandam ) by uttering just one word ‘Chaata’. He does a great job along with a failed businessman (Babu Mohan) to generate more laughter as well. A new revelation of Ali happened as an actor with this film.
The Drunkard in Hello Brother: It was comedy director E.V.V. Satyanarayana who gave the next break to Ali as a fantastic comedian with his own style. This role features a drunkard Ali in a weird costume who speaks in raw Telugu while drunk but when he gets back his nerves, he switches immediately to Jackie Chan styled English! The tremendous timing of Ali is best seen in this role!
Daamu in Tholi Prema: Ali’s portrayal as the best friend of Balu (Pawan Kalyan) in this film can never be forgotten. The funniest histrionics, comedy timing and brilliant friendship he shares with the Power Star is evident in every frame. One cannot forget the funny line of Ali, “We are Balu’s friendses!” when Balu introduces the heroine (Keerthi Reddy) to their friends gang!
Upcoming Artist in Super: Powerful director Puri Jagannadh mentioned many times that he is very fond of Ali right from Seethakoka Chiluka days and makes sure he gives a good role for Ali in every film of his. One such role is this funniest Artist who sketches the suspects in hilarious manner during the police investigation sequences. The scenes between Ali and Brahmanadam is a laugh riot.
Tom Cruise In Khaleja: Maatala Mantrikudu Trivikram unleashed the best of Ali with the Botanist role Tom Cruise and his unique diction, funniest mannerisms and great screen presence despite acting with a superstar like Mahesh Babu is commendable throughout. He added a hilarious touch to this action oriented film.