Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Rajnikanth!



Happy Birthday to Rajnikanth, Tamil cinema's one and only Superstar...

The mood of Rajni fans on this birthday can't be as good as their mood last year. Last December, we were still basking in the glory of Sivaji's success and celebrating thalaivar's State award for Best Actor for Chandramukhi. But 2008 has been a rather disappointing year with Rajni's lone release Kuselan turning out to be a flop and Rajni himself getting enmeshed in a couple of controversies. But with the first-of-a-kind animation film Sultan just around the corner and Shankar's big-budget, sci-fi extravaganza Endhiran waiting in the wings, good things are not too far ahead for us fans.

There's not enough time to do this blog's tradition of a list to celebrate thalaivar's bday. But I do plan to review one of his films to mark the day. The film, apart from being a quintessential Rajni film and one of my favorites, also has a name that accurately reflects Rajni's position in Tamil cinema.

18 Comments:

At 12:19 AM, Blogger Bart said...

Rajathi Raja?

 
At 1:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, thought of Rajathi Raja first, but guess it could be Mannan too.

Neither particularly one of Rajini's best, so still thinking what else it could be ...

 
At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if it is Mannan, yes, definitely quintessential Rajini. How can one forget the amazing 'Onnu perisa, rendu perisa' bit?!

Sarcasm mode off :-)

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

True Balaji, not a great year for Thalaivar (and thus for his fans too). But this was also the year when Thalaivar met his fans after so many years. So, there definitely was something to cheer about.

And yeah, my guess is Mannan too :)

I read somewhere that Dec 12th should be called the World Style Day!! Not a bad idea, I say :))

 
At 3:32 AM, Blogger Vee Cee said...

my turn:
baasha

 
At 3:36 AM, Blogger Blogeswari said...

I go with Vee cee

Baasha it is - or is it THE BOSS (Sivaji) ?

 
At 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is Thalapathi
-Jey

 
At 8:56 AM, Anonymous Ram said...

my guess is mannan because bb has already reviewed baasha, thalapathi and sivaji for bbreviews...
i liked mannan a lot...i thought the movie had some terrific moments between rajni and vijayshanti, a sweet romance between rajni and kushbu, some terrific comedy (counder's antics at the chinnathambi function take the cake, the icing and the candles!) and some genuine sentiments (rajni's facial expressions while first presenting the wheel chair to pandari bai were memorable)...not to mention some great music...
to me the five minutes that dragged the movie down half a star was the "adikudhu kuliru" song...it was soooooooo inappropriate for the vijayshanti character...

 
At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it should be mullum malarum, bc that really accurately describes rajni's position in tamil cinema.

:-) :-) but true.

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...

Baasha :-)

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Srivatsan Sridharan said...

BB,

Andavar b'day post illa :-)

 
At 3:17 PM, Blogger MLC said...

baasha dhaaney?

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous vidhya said...

I think it will be rajathi raja...Mannan isnt a bad choice either, but I prefer RR over mannan.

 
At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy can't act for God's sake..

he is just doing silly commercial films..

do commericial films but not as silly as Sivaji.. running behing young hotties and dancing with them..

please retire and give us a break.. or do some meaningful movies..

better late than never

 
At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"also has a name that accurately reflects Rajni's position in Tamil cinema"

any Tamil movie titled "crappy" ?

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger Kay said...

Aarilirunthu Arubathu Varai is my take. The title can aptly chronicle Rajini's role in tamil cinema for a good number of years.. He will be 60 next year right?

Kay

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

bart, bingo :)

anon, I said "my favorite" and not "best" :)

anon, that bit would probably not find a favorable mention in my review either :)

filbert, 'world style day'? interesting :)

veecee/blogeswari/jey, as ram said, those 3 movies have already been reviewed :)

ram, yep 'mannan' had all the ingredients that went into a good rajni movie :)

anon, interesting thot :)

srivatsan, week b4 india trip was incredibly busy. hence no post on andavar's bday. will correct that next yr :)

MLC, 'baasha' has been reviewed b4 too :)

vidhya, i think i prefer RR too :)

anon, u wont find me joining that particular call :)

anon, LOL :)

kay, interesting. not a title i would've guessed but u're right, it does fit what I said :)

 
At 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon,

what u said about rajini and sivaji is true..tragedy is every tamil hero wants to be like him

Sri

 

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