Thursday, June 22, 2006

Sivaji - New Stills

Finally... these look like some official photos from Sivaji. They look more like publicity shots rather than stills from the film but right now, we'll take anything! The extra-ruffled hairstyle makes thalaivar look really young and cool, especially in the last photo below.

[Pics Courtesy Karthik]

22 Comments:

At 11:46 PM, Blogger Prasanna said...

thalaivar looks absolutely stunning. I just loved the second snap.

 
At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Ahaa.. finally, Thalaivar, the way we have always wanted to see him. Stylish, attractive and well-dressed. Rajini must be looking himself in the mirror saying "Where did this guy Shankar go, all these years of my career? This is the best I have ever seen of myself!"..

Goes to show that a little extra care and a lot of attention to detail can make a whale of a difference in anybody's appearance (be it Rajini or even any normal joe! :-)..

Kudos to Shankar and Rajini's visionary makeup artist and costumer (looked all over the web for the name and couldn't find it). I guess he or she will remain an unsung hero/heroine until the press bothers to take some notice (hopefully sometime soon!)

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger Prasanna said...

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At 1:23 AM, Blogger Prasanna said...

sandya, the makeup artist, believe me, is in her early 20s. Am not sure of her name. Shes' in teriffic demand in bollywood too as she changes the appearance of a person within minutes. And Rajini was too impressed with her style of working that hes given her full freedom. We can see from the photos that its really true.

 
At 4:55 AM, Blogger prakash said...

"... makes thalaivar look really young and cool ..."

Cool venumna, I can (half) accept.

Young? Only if you are a rabid Rajini fan. Or if you are comparing with Baba.

Easier to make people look young/handsome/pretty in stills, than for an entire movie. And in the past, Shankar has made better men and women (in the looks department i.e.) look awful in his song picturizations. So all you die-hard Rajini fans, don't get your hopes up yet.

Now before I get roasted here, vidu jootu ...

 
At 6:25 AM, Blogger skanda said...

Seriously our Superstar has aged so much evident in the second and 4th photo...his dressing does not make much of a difference to me...it so evident that he already has the 50 plus look on him....

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Munimma said...

would be much better if he removed that fungal fuzz under his lips. That is definitely Yuck! Considering the raw material, kudos to the makeup artist, and no wonder she is in demand ;-)

 
At 8:15 AM, Anonymous kavi said...

Hi Balaji,

off topic, but can't wait for your review on Parijatham. AWESOME Movie!! Prithviraj and Saranya are just great.

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

Finally figured out what Shankar is trying to do. We wanted him to reduce Thalaivar's age by 10-15 years but he is reducing it by 20-25 years!! Result - a dashing Thalaivar. The first pose with Thalaivar sitting on the chair is the ultimate. What a style. Ek hi Chandni Hai aur Ek hi Thalaivar hai :)

 
At 9:11 AM, Anonymous ram said...

Got to give it to the Shivaji make-up + costume dept: Rajni looks 'cool' in these "official" snaps...just hope to see more of these than the ones where Rajni was looking...lets just say, a little unflattering...
but in this set, i actually liked the first one the most...looks very stylish. I liked his style n panache in movies like Annamalai, Baasha and Padaiyappa and missed that Rajni "spark" in Chandramukhi...in spite of all the mind-boggling numbers, I still think Rajni just went thro' the motions in that one...but well, Sivaji-la ena panraaru nu paapom!

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger tt_giant said...

cool ones!

 
At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Shwetha said...

Awesome pictures. sandya I think the costumes are by Manish Malhotra..he's used by Kajol, Shah Rukh, Kareena and all the biggies in Bollywood and is responsible for many a good make over for poorly dressed actors and actresses. The make up is really good and looks very natural too. Chandramukhi and earlier pics of thalaivar..i thot had jarringly loud makeup and this one is def more softer and easy on the eye..but maybe it has to do with lighting.

 
At 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he looks ridiculous. he looks old not because 50 is ancient but because of a bad face lift, ridiculous hair (yes i realize puffy coiffures are a rajni statement. i didn't like it in 30 years ago when it was his own and i don't see a reason to like it now that it's some other creature's) and dressing like a backpacker. just because he's dressed in a fashion that is actually fashionable in the US and the photography is good, y'all are gurgling with delight.

 
At 5:55 PM, Anonymous ram said...

anon, just that millions of tamilians chose to disagree with you 30 years ago and guess what, millions will disagree with you today as well...

trust me am no huge rajni fan but i'll be part of the "gurgling with delight" crowd for this one!

 
At 6:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ram, i am sure i will see sivaji and like it fine, but saying rajni looks attractive or speaks thamizh beautifully or whatever just because his films are fun... no, i cannot agree.

 
At 4:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he looks soo old here, the chandramukhi stylist, clothes person and make up person were so much better !

 
At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the world there is one moon and one sun. according to that there must only one super star in the film industry means that is our ever star rajinikanth

smiling face + humour + childish +
romance + action = "RAJINIKANTH"

 
At 3:19 AM, Blogger anand said...

super star is evergreen star....
never ever beat him.........

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh shit look at him!!....not handsome, not talented. he must be removed out of the buisiness....u can feed a some entire nations for a day with the pay he gets. all u punks go watch some real art!!

 
At 4:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh! oh! some serious comments from our friend here..take it easy mate..ain't gonna make a difference whether you slug out your opinions in a dashing manner.

I have a doubt..you personally disagree with Rajini acting or you disagree his makeup..a little confusing. Either of which you disagree is not acceptable.

So stop being a punk and make such ridiculous comments..

 
At 3:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Tamils are the only illiterate lot who fall for such crap....can anyone of you tell if this man Rajanikanth know how to act. Come on people..stop hehaving like idiots. All the hype around this movie is media created. Only people in your state will fall for this kinda bullshit...ridiculous is not the word. huh !

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is yuck !!...looks like a slum dweller.

 

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