Thank you all for the unprecedented positive feedback and praise, I received for my new series ‘Let’s Talk Films With…’  This “limited edition” series 😉 is something different from what I have done earlier, as it will feature unique individuals who dared to do something unconventional – Zara Hatke, but are filmy at heart. Today I am featuring yet another friend who comes from a different field altogether – Standup Comedy. Yes, we have Satish Perumal who left his comfy job as a Brand Services Director at MullenLowe Lintas Group to become a full-time Standup Comedian. So here are few excerpts from our conversation;


Welcome Satish and it is a pleasure to have you on LTFW (smiles).
The pleasure is all mine (smiles).

Before we start with the routine filmy  questions, I am curious to know what prompted you to leave your comfy job and venture into stand-up comedy?
That I don’t have regrets in life and give myself a chance to take a risk. No risk, no reward.

Nice (smiles) so let’s get started. What kind of movies you love to watch & how many in a day can you watch?
Usually love watching animated movies. The creative freedom in them is spellbinding.

Since what age are you watching movies?
From a very young age, as a kid.

You being a standup comedian… tell me one movie that you remember that has the main lead who played the role of a stand-up comedian to the ‘T’?
Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura. He was phenomenal.

Have you ever imagined yourself to be a superhero and tried to wear your briefs over your pants and tried to save the world?
My mother would shoot me if I did that (laughs).

What is your secret fantasy when it comes to movies and movie stars?
That I be cast in one (winks).

Smart (smiles)… The most bizarre movie you have ever watched?
Requiem For A Dream. Too intense.

Your favorite movie and why?
Shawshank Redemption and Kungfu Panda. Great writing.

The corniest dialogue you have ever heard?
You’re place or mine. Hate it.

A movie dialogue you tend to use often or comes to your mind now?
Truth, you can’t handle the truth.

Any filmmaker you would want to maroon in an island for making crappy movies?
Ram Gopal Varma.

Any actors you want to add with the director in the same island?
Hrithik Roshan

Message to fellow movie buffs?
Keep watching, keep enjoying.