Monday, December 18, 2006

The Bald and the Stylish


The latest tidbit about thalaivar's Sivaji is that Rajni has shaved his head for the climax. Ever since I read the news, I was wondering how he'd look and whether I'd have to wait until April 14th to find out. Thanks to fellow Rajni rasigan Filbert who sent me the above pic, I got an early look! The bald head, the beard, the coolers and the suit... must say he looks really stylish. Only thalaivar can make even bald look cool :-)

21 Comments:

At 12:12 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

BB,

Is this cool?..ithu ellam 4 much!!

He was better off in Chandramuki
:-)

 
At 12:24 AM, Anonymous ram said...

This pic is "cool?"
BB, thalaiva, maaple, pangaali, anney...partiality-ku oru alavu suththam-a kidaiyaadha?!!?!

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger srivatsan said...

Reminds me of thala Kaipullai's dialogue..

*Evalavu adichalum thangaran da, evan romba nallavan...*

 
At 9:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he looks like yesteryears adiyaal bob cristo :)

 
At 9:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, Balaji. I really feel that this is THE coolest picture of Thalaivar released so far. Looks like he resembles Laurence Fishburne or Samuel Jackson.

It takes guts to show off Thalaivar like this and Shankar looks like one magician to me :) But I really wish that this still had not come out now and had come as a surprise in the movie (just like Vettaiyaraja in CM)

 
At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Saw this pic first at Behindwoods.com this morning. Sorry, Balaji, for being a nay sayer, but I personally think this picture is cooked up and not the real thing.

First and foremost, Shankar may have been very careless about letting out stills from songs and other things, but I don't think he's going to be so careless as to let out appearances/scenes from the climax.

Regardless of whether this is cooked up or not, Rajini really looks cool. By the way, folks, a good cross section of us are going to end up bald some day, so let's not go around passing judgements about 'how bald is not beautiful.'

Thalaivar.. we like you all the same.. Bald or not! :-) ;-)

 
At 12:32 PM, Anonymous ram said...

sandya, so many of our heroes - rajni, sathyaraj, karthik, prabhu - wear wigs so baldness is not the issue for me...I just didnt think this pic was easy on the eye!

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Sirnapper said...

He looks pretty cool, lookin forward to sivaji

 
At 3:08 PM, Anonymous vidhya said...

I think this is cooked up foto yaar. His mannerisms look ttly different and not so rajinish.

BTW...Bald or not..hes the best

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

filbert, glad to c ur comment! with ram, srivatsan and anon, the anti-thalaivar goshti seemed to be in the majority :)

sandya, cooked up how? r u saying its not rajni at all or that someone made him bald using photoshop? if at all, they did an amazing job :) i've seen a few fakes but this one, with all those people behind, looks real. we'll know come april 14th :)

sirnapper, join the club :)

vidhya, not so sure about that but gonna be difficult to prove either way until apr 14th :)

and i remember u saying u r from the bay area in another post's comment. i think there's 'nuf bay area thalaivar fans to have a party for sivaji release :)

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

Balaji, I think it is cooked up in the way of making him bald using photoshop. Absolutely anything can be done in photoshop and I can show you a photo that Krishna did that looks so real that you couldn't guess even if I told you that one of the members in that photograph wasn't part of the original shot, but was incorporated/blended in, to give the impression that she was part of the pic to begin with...

Creating a bald head for Rajini and incorporating a crowd in the background is not difficult, Balaji..

 
At 4:27 PM, Anonymous ram said...

reminds me of the madhu joke from "meesai aanalum manaivi" - "edhuku unge anna thirupathi-ku poayi mottai adikanum...konja naall vitta thaanaa elaa mudiyum kottidum!"

sotta payaluku mottai...adhukku ivlo gudhikreenge elaarum! rajni koduthu vechavar thaan! sigh!

 
At 8:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just read that simbu will be doing netrikan. Why am I not surprised he picked that movie?!

 
At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is called cool ? Plzzz...Rajini Sir u better stick on to ur style rather than trying to be like Black celebrities

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger srivatsan said...

BB,

I stand behind Ram, unga rajini pattruku oru alave ille!!, Naanga kamal fans than irundhalum if Rajini comes up with something good we appreciate.. :-)

 
At 6:42 AM, Anonymous Saravanan said...

Another photo
http://www.dinakaran.co.in/epapertamilmurasu/showxml.aspx?id=44682&code=17629

 
At 12:19 PM, Anonymous RaviK said...

Whenever an actor shaves his head or grows his hair really long the film media makes a big deal out of it. As if it is some big achievement.

 
At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balaji,

Bald or Not, Thalaivar is always cool...Makeup, wigs never matter, His Style speaks for everything...

Sundar :)

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

mottayum thalaivar sattayum anda mirugaana nadaiyum thalaivarin thaaraga mandiram :)

seekiram vaa ji vaa ji sivaaji

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

Rajni is runing out of options when it comes to choice of movies. I recently watched "arilurunthu arubathuvarai" and liked it. Looks like he is trying to get into that type of "acting" but is finding breaking away from his "image" very dificult. So is resorting to gimmicks like shaving his head. That shot makes him look ridiculus. He's always been a trendsetter and that is also an "out of context" shot so it may be too early to judge. Still it does not look cool. It looks like he is trying to mimic some hollywood actor like Arjun, Kamal, Sarath have done many times.

 
At 10:36 PM, Anonymous vivek said...

hey this is really cool man. I hate rajinikanth but now i think he is really turning stylish and the motta thalai he has got really suits him than his fake wigs.

 

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