If you grew up in south of India in the 80s, you obviously are aware of the rise of the new culture of having heroes who are just your next-door-guy looks – Rajnikanth was one such phenomenon and while he rose to the fame doing negative roles, the most important messaging in all his movies were EVIL PERISHES and GOOD PERSISTS. Rajnikanth was also intelligent enough to convey his own self-image among his fans as the most humble, hardworking soul – intelligent because it takes a lot of effort to project yourself as your are in the movie industry – with all the paparazzi around you trying to project you so that everything about you is sensational news for the many readers and movie goers out there!! I believe he is one
Baasha (2009) movie was one of his best Gangster movies – where again EVIL PERISHES and GOOD PERSISTS. It had the required mix for a box-office hit – action, family drama, music and dance and those punch dialogues – “Naa oru tharava sonna Nooru thara sonna madhiri” (If I tell once, it is equal to telling it 100 times).
ps- This post reminds me that I have never done a review of Rajnikanth movie though I had many posts on Rajnikanth himself – https://ireach.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/%e2%96%b6-rajnikanth-birthday-121212/
Also, it is time I put in the reviews for the book about his punch dialogues “Rajini’s Punchtantra: Business and Life Management the Rajinikanth Way”
Lot to go when it comes to Rajnikanth!! 🙂 🙂