Let me make it clear… I’m not a die-hard Rajni fan! I do like his style and admire his extraordinary ability to generate the crowds that he alone can! He’s not my most favourite actor but I’ve always liked him. Something like you’ll always like Enid Blyton no matter how many ever J.K.Rowlings come! Rajni is definitely a Superstar, an extraordinary actor whose every word, every action has his fans thrilled! This post is just a collection of Random thoughts of mine about him and his movies…
Recently I saw Chandramukhi and found it a wonderful and thrilling entertainer! A very different movie with all Rajni’s style and best of all- a wonderful story and direction! I LOVED the movie…
Well, back to my point- I’ve generally loved Rajni movies for what they are- funny, sentimental, action-oriented, stylish and for giving us entertainment at its best!
Guru Sishyan and Thillumullu happen to be two of my most favourite movies! As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve seen Guru-sishyan a million times!
Thillumullu- as I have a video tape- I watch it over and over again. Who can forget the inimitable- Anniyampettai Arivudainambi Kaliyaperumal Chandran in that movie? My god- Thillumullu is one movie whose dialogues I simply am in love with; so much so that if ever there was an award for the all-time best comical screenply, I would give it for this movie! I love the song- “Raagangal Padhinaaru” and ‘Thengai’ Sreenivasan’s splendid acting.
Padayappa also closely follows in ‘my favourite Rajni movies’ lis, for its plot, action, story, dialogues and excellent punch-lines. Padayappa vs Neelambari- omg… who CANNOT like it?
Moondru mudichu- an old Balachander flick, starring Sri Devi, Kamal and Rajni with Rajni playing the villain, also happens to be one of my favourites.His acting prowess comes into the limelight in this movie.
Many other movies of Rajni I have totally enjoyed- Veera, Mannan, Uzhaipaali, Annamalai, etc. That’s why I always say- you can watch a Rajni movie any time, any where and with anyone! You are sure to have a great 3 hours! You will laugh, cry, applaud and appreciate everything in that short span!
To think of it, I’ve watched almost all Rajni movies, I think, and never once have I felt bored( er… exception BABA… waited for it to end! ;) ).That’s his power, I guess! He has an undying attraction that draws in crowds of different age groups and strata of the society.
Well, superstar looks so young in Chandramukhi, that he justifies the fact that it doesn’t really matter even if his heroine is as young as his daughter- with him, rules simply don’t apply! He rewrites them and makes us believe- after all, that’s what movies are for- to make believe! And how he does that!!!