S for Sumukhi Suresh

Sumukhi Suresh is a firebrand performer. I was introduced to her skills through the Better Life Foundation web series created by Naveen Richard and Them Boxer Shorts. While she featured in a bunch of AIB videos, sketch comedies like ‘Go straight, take left’, I was mesmerized by dark humor she created in the Behti Naak series with Kumar Varun and Trupti Khamkhar. Through Behti, a ten-year-old with a deadpan expression, she spoke about issues like the perception towards marriages in India, domestic abuse, racism and many more She also created the memorable character of a house-help Parvathi Bai in the form of a series with Sanjay Manaktala. She has been a part of both the seasons of Comicstaan, playing the part of a host in the first season and that of a judge in the second season. She has also acted in the Kannada movie ‘Humble Politician Nograj’ with Danish Sait.

Sumukhi Suresh - Source platinumlist.ne:
Sumukhi Suresh – Source: platinumlist.net

Three years back, I binge-watched Pushpavalli Season one and I was so blown away by her writing skills, thought-process behind creating the not-so-likable protagonist and her acting prowess that I had to write a review for the show. In the last couple of months, her first solo stand-up special ‘Don’t Tell Amma’has been launched on Amazon Prime and she recently returned with the second season of Pushpavalli co-starring Naveen Richard that manages to keep the audience at tenterhooks yet again. Sumukhi is one of the finest humorists we have in India whose range of characters, topics, and ideas re-define the word ‘versatile’.

This is the nineteenth post in the Blogchatter A2Z challenge based on the theme ‘Laugh in the time of Corona.’ I will see you tomorrow when I disclose the featured funny man in my post for T.

You can read the previous posts in the series here. Dark Humour isn’t a genre explored by many Indian artists, so I am sharing one of Sumukhi’s brilliant sketches. It might make you smile but is bound to hit you hard.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. Currently, I am pursuing a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head two-and-a-half years in blogging and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes. Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my four-and-a-half-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter and channelize emotions through words and pictures. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

23 thoughts on “S for Sumukhi Suresh”

  1. I knew you would write about her 🙂 Sumukhi Suresh as behti naak was a breath of fresh air in the Indian comedy scene on Youtube. Loved how she showed the perils of stalking (even with genders switched) beautifully in Pushpavalli. I didn’t like her Amazon standup though. She can do much better,

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  2. She is indeed a firebrand performer. I absolutely binged on Pushpavalli. I also loved her performance with Naveen Richards in a sketch series. BTW, why is Kanan Gill missing?? Both K and G are done..I was waiting for him.

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    1. Kanan was covered in my post for L. Darao link dichi. Even I loved Pushpavalli. It was amazing to see a woman creepily stalking a man. Ha, I remember that series with Naveen – Go straight, take left. I think I mentioned it in my post for Naveen.

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  3. Remember seeing your appreciation tweets for Pushpavalli, so this post on Sumukhi Suresh isn’t a surprise choice.

    I’ve only watched her on Comicstaan. I guess I need to check out her other content too. Thanks for all these recommendations. 🙂

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  4. Surprisingly very few women in this genre. Isn’t it? And they are so good! The ones you’ve recommended so far are wonderful. Mostly women are just reduced to subjects for some not so classy jokes.

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