Monday, December 12, 2005

Happy Birthday Rajni!

[Pics Courtesy, Chandramukhi website]

Birthday wishes to Rajnikanth, the Superstar of style, the king of Kodambakkam, the Baa(d)sha of the box office. But most importantly, the trendsetter who has been imitated but has never been(and will never be) matched.

Happy Birthday to the one and only thalaivar...

Yep... today, December 12, is Rajnikanth's birthday. Though he has already celebrated [thanks Kaps] it, its my turn today :-) So to celebrate the occasion, I will be counting down my top five favorite Rajni film scenes today. These are scenes that show us why he is the star that he is; scenes that showcase the larger-than-life (super)star in him; scenes that, for me, were well worth the price of admission.


At 1:55 AM, Blogger NS said...

thats an awesome still, from apoorva ragangal... super snap:)

ofcourse, he was, is, will be and can be the only superstar in tamil cinema... none of the wannabes can ever come to even 0.01% of thalaivar... happy bday thalaivar..:)

At 3:08 AM, Blogger Bart said...

There was a poster here in blore on the occasion with the Superstar (super-imposed) in the middle and young ladies surrounding him (take-off from 'Manmadhan'). It said, 56-vadhu vayadhil mirattum Manmadha Sivaji :) Long live thalaiva...
Some superstar scenes that hit me are:
a) Padayappa oonjal scene
b) Baatsha interval knot
c) Annamalai, the scene where he moves up the escaltor while Sarathbabu comes down
d) Chandramukhi - the raja act in "raa raa" song
e) 'Mullum Malarum' Climax scene where he sends Shoba back
and many more....

At 7:05 AM, Blogger Prasanna said...

happy b'day to the one and only super star....balaji, as u rightly said, though lots of actors try imitating him, he can never and will never ever be matched.If i m not wrong , Sivaji shooting starts today right.
Some of the scenes which i never ever get tired of watching again and again

1)the clash between Senthamarai and Alex Pandiyan in Moondru Mugam
2)the hotel election scene in Anna Malai
3)the medical college scene in Baasha
4)The scene where he slaps Vijayashanthi in Mannan
5)Parattai in 16 Vayadhinile
6)Interviewing Saritha in Netrikann

At 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5 of my favorite rajni scenes:

1. "mullum malarum" scene where he apologizes to shoba for being livid with her earlier and says, "enna nalla adichudu maa."

2. "16 Vayadhinile" - the thiruvizha scene where he says, "ivanga aathalukku dhaavani poatta kooda nallaa irukkum...idhu epdi irukku!"

3. "Johnny" - the "barber" scene where Deepa hurts him and his subsequent understated reactions.

4. "Dhalapathi"- the famous sequence outside the police station.

5. "Annamalai"- the auction scene and the following scene in the parking lot.

At 12:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My most endearing Rajnikanth scene happens toward the end of Annamalai when he decides to return the house "mortgage papers" to Sarathbabu thereby signifying that he wanted everything that had transpired up to that point to come to a close. One of the very rare times I gulped watching a Tamil movie.

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Me too said...

mmm.... nadathunga!! It's your turn now!!

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...


Super Star ROCKS!

Vaazhga Valarga...

At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kamal indeed wished Rajnikanth on his 30th birthday yesterday on Vijay TV!! The best thing I liked about his B;day wish is his anbu kattalai (or was it a veNdugoL) asking Rajnikanth not to go to Imaya malai!!!

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

nithya, has a lot of snaps from his older movies. rare and pretty cool pics...

bart, thats cool. rajni fans r a creative bunch too :) didnt have a digital camera to snap a pic? would've been interesting to c :)

prasanna, 'sivaji' was supposed to start shooting any day after his bday. paarpom :)

ram, all great scenes. but in my list i just wanted to highlight the superstar rather than the actor in him :)

gopi, one of the reasons why 'annamalai' is my fav rajni movie :)

me too, yep :)

merino, sure he does :)

vee-jay, 30th??!! paakka younga irukarunu age marandhutingala?! LOL wish i'd seen the program :)

At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, 30th!!! He justified that Rajnikanth is just 30 years old whereas the real Shivaji Rao was older and he'd wish the real Shivaji Rao on his --th birthday in person :)
As expected, Kamal wishing Rajni was the last in the program follwed by Rajnikanth cutting the cake, but it was worth the wait!!!

At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and btw, Shooting for 'Sivaji' starts on Dec 14th in Film City Hyderabad.

At 11:24 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

vee-jay, that was a pretty cool comment by kamal! now u've really made me yearn to c the program :(

At 11:44 PM, Blogger J. Ramki said...

Dear Balaji, Thanks for ur post!

At 3:34 AM, Blogger Priya said...

Just now got to read this post and all your favorite rajni scenes posts. Was surprised I didn't see 'Mannan' on your list. It was one of my favorite Rajni movies of all times.


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