Saturday, 29 December 2012

Style Samrat


Rajni Kanth – the Super Starwho is known for ‘style’ and ‘high budget movies’. And more than this he is known for his hard-working nature and the undying dedication that he shows towards his work. This actor started off his life as a bus conductor and has sweated his brow off to reach to the position he is in today. I do not know if it is because of the stardom or because of the kind of person Rajni Kanth is that he has got die-hard fans not only in India but also in the whole world. He is also known as the second ‘Super Star’ in whole of Asia where the first one being Jackie Chan. Rajni’s movies always makes me think on an elated level as if I were to seek the answers for the mysterious things.

The one question still strikes our minds – “What is there in this personality that has made him a Super Star and has got him millions of fans?”

The answer lies in the determination Rajni shows in his work, the sincerity that he has towards his professional and personal life and the simple, giving and humble nature of him – all makes him a truly loving and admirable personality. I think I was 9 or 10 years old when I started liking this star. The movie that made me his fan was “Paddaiyappa”; and there is one piece of conversation between Rajni Kanth [as Paddaiyappa] and Ramya Krishnan [as Neelambari] which goes like this;
Neelambari: Minsara Kanna, vyasanalum un style-u, un alag-um innu unnai vittu pogale…
Paddaiyappa: Thank you… thank you… thank you… Koodave porandade, yennikume vittu pogade…
The statement holds so true to Rajni’s real life. He still remains a hero because he does not let the matured youth inside him to die.

I have been a die-hard fan of Rajni, and have followed his career through in and throughout – the times when he reached the peak of success and the times when he had to stumble upon failure to regain the strength to set his fans’ heart beats again on a fast pace. Personally, I see Rajni as a very simple person in nature, I see him as just another being who constantly seeks to connect to the cosmic energy.

I love this man for what he is and I hope he gives us (the fans) more of the super hit movies. And a mere write-up can certainly not help me say what feelings I have for my favourite hero. Lastly, I only wish Rajni that he is blessed with good health, good luck and effective success all throughout his life.

8 comments:

Arun said...

Good one, I enjoyed reading. I watch all his movies

Suhasini Srihari said...

Thank you Sir! :D

Vivek M.V said...

Hey Suhasini

Can't agree with you more. It is really important to keep yourself grounded when tasted with immense success. Rajini did exactly that. Never did he once got carried away by his stardom and his choice of films and his work shows his responsibility towards his audience. I am also a great fan of his and i am eagerly waiting for his next flick. One thing is certain, his films are never the ordinary experience. In film studies, we have learnt a phenomenon called 'Participative Film Experience'. This means, that when a film is screened, the audience react to it by participating alongside the film. So they sing, dance and even repeat the film's dialogues. Needless to say, this happens only in a Rajinikanth's film, first day-first show, not to forget, in a single screen theatre! Truly the superstar!

Arun said...

When I was reading Rajinikanth: The Definite Biography by Naman Ramachandran, I read it as a biography, later when I was thinking various views I read I recollected your write up, I felt I should add comments to your blog. Your write up is really good and portrays the Star in proper perspective.

Suhasini Srihari said...

Thank you for reverting back with additional comment Sir. The book that you have mentioned is the one there on my reading list but the reviews I have read so far has not been very good; so, I was wondering if you would review the book once.

Suhasini Srihari said...

Agreed much... Yet another quality of our "Thalaivan" is his 'down-to-earth' nature; where he takes success and failure in same integrity. Also, thank you for mentioning about 'Participative Film Experience' - that was something I missed out to write in detail. And like you my friend, I too am eagerly waiting for his next movie release! :D

Arun said...

Thank you for the reply, I wrote my review in bookreads. I felt the book is good with research, may be to some it looks only a narration of films and events. But as he quotes few personalities, its really difficult to analyze Rajini as a Star or phenomenon

Suhasini Srihari said...

I did read your review Sir. Shall read the book asap. :)

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