Rajinikanth Birthday Special: 5 Movies You Should Binge Watch Today If You Are a True Fan Of The Actor
Superstar Rajinikanth, who is loved by his fans since time for decades now, turns 67 today. The veteran has fans of all ages and in all parts of the world. No doubt, everybody unconditionally loves and respects this phenomenon. Rajinikanth is one such celebrity, who has never been named the world’s richest actor neither he does any TV commercials or talk shows. In fact, the actor does not even do extensive promotions for his films, but yet the kind of popularity he enjoys across the world is crazy.
Rajinikanth is a brand himself, anything that is associated with him automatically becomes famous. But it was not a cakewalk for the actor to be what he is today. The 67-year old, before starting his career in the film industry, had to take up all sorts of odd jobs. The actor, whose original name Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (yes, he is a Maharashtrian), was born in Karnataka, did his schooling in Bangalore and served as a bus conductor for Karnataka state transport corporation in Bangalore. It definitely was not an easy journey to have achieved so much. From nothing to something to a Superstar to the World Cinema, it definitely was a roller coaster ride.
Rajinikanth was introduced by a renowned filmmaker K Balachandar in the movie Apoorva Raagangal as a co-artist in 1975. He started off as playing the antagonist and then he was offered to play the protagonists in the films and today he is a Superstar; he deserves every bit of the success. Believe it or not, it’s been 25 years that Rajinikanth is in the industry but he has never been embroiled in any kind of controversies. Even now the actor has been dropping no hints about taking a political plunge, he is just being dragged into it.
As the actor turns 67 today, let’s take a look at Superstar’s top 7 movies. If you were not a fan, you will fall in love after watching these blockbusters of Rajinikanth. And if you’re a true fan, then here are some Rajinikanth movies to binge-watch. ALSO READ: (Mouni Roy Posts Picture With Shah Rukh Khan From Golden Rose Awards 2017 – See Pic)
If you ask any fan of Tamil cinema about their favourite Tamil crime drama, they’ll instantly say ‘Thalapathi’ starring Rajinikanth. Helmed by Mani Ratnam, the film is one of the best movies of all time. The film is about the camaraderie between Rajini and Mammooty; the two have shared screen space for the first time.
Helmed by Suresh Krishna, Annamalai is a 1992 film, which is a remake of 1987 the Hindi film Khudgarz. Besides Rajinikanth, the film features Kushboo and Sarath Babu in the lead roles with Radha Ravi, Nizhalgal Ravi and Manorama playing supporting roles. Annamalai is bankrolled by Rajam Balachander and Pushpa Kandasamy under the banner Kavithalaya Productions.
Written and helmed by Suresh Krissna, Baashha was one of the defining films of the 90s. The film, which is bankrolled by V Thamilazhagan and V Rajammal under the production banner Sathya Movies, stars Rajinikanth and Nagma, Raghuvaran, Janagaraj and Vijayakumar in pivotal roles.
Written and helmed by KS Ravikumar, Padayappa is a 1999 Tamil rom-com film. The film features Sivaji Ganesan, Rajinikanth, Ramya Krishnan and Soundarya in pivotal roles, while Abbas, Lakshmi, Radha Ravi and Nassar play supporting roles in the film. The music was scored by none other than AR Rahman.
Written and helmed by Pa Ranjith, the gangster-drama Kabali is unlike any other Rajinikanth film. The film revolves around the gang war between Kabaleeswaran (played by Rajinikanth) and Tony Lee (portrayed by Winston Chao). Besides Rajinikanth, Kabali features Radhika Apte, Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi, Kalaiyarasan, and John Vijay in pivotal roles. The film was released on 3200 screens; upon release, the film had the largest opening weekend.
On the professional front, Rajinikanth will next be seen in 2.0, which is being helmed by Shankar and bankrolled by Subaskaran Allirajah, founder of Lyca Productions. Besides Superstar, the film also features Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. The film is one of the most-anticipated films of 2018. Rajinikanth, has another movie coming right on its heels, Kaala, written and helmed by Pa. Rajinth and the movie is produced by Rajinikanth’s son-in-law Dhanush. Watch the space for more updates.