Monday, April 11, 2005

Trivia(l) Pursuit

Ramkumar talks about Chandramukhi being the first Rajni movie with a female name after he became a Superstar(I guess the last one was Bhairavi)! Which led me to wonder... What was the last Rajni movie that did not in some way or form, refer to him. i.e. which was the last Rajni movie title that was not the name of his character(Baasha, Muthu, etc.), a description of him(Raajaadhi Raja, Adhisaya Piravi, etc.) or referred to him in some way(Naan Mahaan Alla, Anbukku Naan Adimai, etc.)? Do we have to go as far back as Avargal or Moondru Mudichu?

20 Comments:

At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ramkumar is wrong..sort of:) Valli was the name of the heroine....but Rajini only had an extended guest role in that film

 
At 8:11 PM, Anonymous Vijays said...

Maybe Kai Kodukkum Kai

 
At 8:22 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

but the 'kai' was his, wasnt it? :) so still refers to him... guess we should eliminate references to his body parts too!

 
At 9:16 PM, Anonymous Vijays said...

:-)
How about Viduthalai, Balaji?

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

i think we have a winner :) i was thinking 'Adutha Vaarisu' but 'Viduthalai' beats it handily.

Follow-up trivia question - What story was 'Adutha Vaarisu' based on?

 
At 10:37 PM, Anonymous Vijays said...

Anastasia??
I think I cracked it once again! :-)

 
At 2:39 AM, Anonymous ram said...

I believe "Kodi Parakuthu" released in 1987 may be the last one without any description as discussed by you guys. "Viduthalai" got released in 1986 "Un Kannil Neer Vazhinthal" in 1985 & "adutha vaarisu" in 1983.

 
At 4:00 AM, Blogger Zero said...

technically speaking "Naattukku oru Nallavan" means, "A good man for a country" and doesn't refer to him, though he is the "Nallavan" in the movie. Unlike "Kai Kodukkum Kai", where the title directly refers to him. :)

 
At 8:29 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

ram, good catch! 'kodi parakkuthu' definitely sounds like the answer to the trivia(l) question.

vijays, yep, 'anastasia' it is. Though i saw the animated movie quite a while back, I didnt make the connection until recently.

zero, i think we can safely say 'naattukkoru nallavan' refers to Rajni. So the winner for now is 'kodi parakkuthu' :)

 
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