Happy 65th birthday Rajinikanth: Top 10 roles

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Happy 65th birthday Rajinikanth

Happy 65th birthday Rajinikanth: Top 10 roles

Happy 65th birthday Rajinikanth: Top 10 roles

 

On the occasion of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's 64th birthday, we take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about his best-played characters that hold a special place in our hearts.

On the occasion of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s 64th birthday, we take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about his best-played characters that hold a special place in our hearts.

 

Billa (1980): A remake of the 1978 Amitabh Bachchan starrer, 'Don', 'Billa' had Rajinikanth playing a powerful mafia don. The film featured Rajinikanth in a double role and went on to become the actor’s first-ever commercial success.

Billa (1980): A remake of the 1978 Amitabh Bachchan starrer, ‘Don’, ‘Billa’ had Rajinikanth playing a powerful mafia don. The film featured Rajinikanth in a double role and went on to become the actor’s first-ever commercial success.

Geraftaar (1985): Though Rajinikanth made a guest appearance in ‘Geraftaar’ as Inspector Hussein, the film went on to become a major box office hit. While Rajini played the extended cameo, Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan played the leads.

Geraftaar (1985): Though Rajinikanth made a guest appearance in ‘Geraftaar’ as Inspector Hussein, the film went on to become a major box office hit. While Rajini played the extended cameo, Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan played the leads.

Johnny, 1980: Directed by Mahendran, ‘Johnny’ featured Rajinikanth in a double role - a con artist and another a barber. The film also had actress Sridevi who played Rajinikanth’s love interest in the film.

Johnny, 1980: Directed by Mahendran, ‘Johnny’ featured Rajinikanth in a double role – a con artist and another a barber. The film also had actress Sridevi who played Rajinikanth’s love interest in the film.

Thalapathi, 1991: Rajinikanth joined hands with Mani Ratnam for ‘Thalapathi’, in which he played the role of an abandoned teenager who grows up to be a slum lord. The film, which was heavily inspired from the Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata, also starred Malayalam superstar Mammooty.

Thalapathi, 1991: Rajinikanth joined hands with Mani Ratnam for ‘Thalapathi’, in which he played the role of an abandoned teenager who grows up to be a slum lord. The film, which was heavily inspired from the Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata, also starred Malayalam superstar Mammooty. – See more at:

Muthu (1995): The following year, Rajinikanth once again appeared in a double role for K.S. Ravikumar's 'Muthu'. It was the first Tamil film to be dubbed into Japanese, as 'Mutu: Odoru Maharaja'. The film grossed a record $ 1.6 million in Japan in 1998 and was hugely responsible for creating a large Japanese fan-base for Rajinikanth. <br />'Muthu' was also the first Rajinikanth film to have music by composer AR Rahman.

Muthu (1995): The following year, Rajinikanth once again appeared in a double role for K.S. Ravikumar’s ‘Muthu’. It was the first Tamil film to be dubbed into Japanese, as ‘Mutu: Odoru Maharaja’. The film grossed a record $ 1.6 million in Japan in 1998 and was hugely responsible for creating a large Japanese fan-base for Rajinikanth.
‘Muthu’ was also the first Rajinikanth film to have music by composer AR Rahman.

Baasha (1995): Rajinikanth's character of a humble auto driver is one of his most remembered roles especially for its dialogues and mannerisms. 'Baasha', which is an adaptation of Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Hum' is the film that raised Rajinikanth from being just another popular actor, earning him the status of a demigod.

Baasha (1995): Rajinikanth’s character of a humble auto driver is one of his most remembered roles especially for its dialogues and mannerisms. ‘Baasha’, which is an adaptation of Amitabh Bachchan starrer ‘Hum’ is the film that raised Rajinikanth from being just another popular actor, earning him the status of a demigod.

Padayappa (1999): The drama film features Rajinikanth playing the role of Aarupadayappan, an engineer who returns to his hometown to attend his sister’s wedding. Rajinikanth earned immense praise for his high-energy performance in the film, which ran for nearly 275 days, earning the actor the title of Box office King.

Padayappa (1999): The drama film features Rajinikanth playing the role of Aarupadayappan, an engineer who returns to his hometown to attend his sister’s wedding. Rajinikanth earned immense praise for his high-energy performance in the film, which ran for nearly 275 days, earning the actor the title of Box office King.

Chandramukhi (2005): The comedy-horror flick has Rajinikanth playing the role of Saravanan, an Indian-American psychiatrist who is on a vacation in India. The film, which is a remake of the Malayalam hit classic ‘Manichitrathazhu’, became the longest running Tamil film as of 2007. It also went on to be dubbed in Turkish and German.

Chandramukhi (2005): The comedy-horror flick has Rajinikanth playing the role of Saravanan, an Indian-American psychiatrist who is on a vacation in India. The film, which is a remake of the Malayalam hit classic ‘Manichitrathazhu’, became the longest running Tamil film as of 2007. It also went on to be dubbed in Turkish and German

 

Sivaji (2007): Rajinikanth played the role of Sivaji Arumugam, a smart NRI who wins hearts with his unique style and endearing personality. It became the first Tamil film to be charted as one of the top-10 best films of United Kingdom and South Africa box offices upon release and earned Ranjinikanth a salary of INR20 crore (US$3.1 million), for his role in the film, which made him become the second highest paid actor in all of Asia, at the time.

Sivaji (2007): Rajinikanth played the role of Sivaji Arumugam, a smart NRI who wins hearts with his unique style and endearing personality. It became the first Tamil film to be charted as one of the top-10 best films of United Kingdom and South Africa box offices upon release and earned Ranjinikanth a salary of INR20 crore (US$3.1 million), for his role in the film, which made him become the second highest paid actor in all of Asia, at the time.

 

Enthiran (2010): Rajinikanth teamed up with Shankar for the sci-fi film 'Enthiran', which at the time was the most expensive Indian film ever made. <br />The technical marvel that also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had the actor playing the role of Dr. Vaseegaran, a science genius who creates a sophisticated android robot in his own likeness. The film became the highest-grossing tamil film in India of its time.

Enthiran (2010): Rajinikanth teamed up with Shankar for the sci-fi film ‘Enthiran’, which at the time was the most expensive Indian film ever made.
The technical marvel that also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had the actor playing the role of Dr. Vaseegaran, a science genius who creates a sophisticated android robot in his own likeness. The film became the highest-grossing tamil film in India of its time.

credit: indianexpress

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Rajinikanth dedicates Lingaa to fans on his 64th birthday

Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth today turned 64 and made the occasion a memorable one by gifting his latest flick Lingaa to frenzied fans who turned up to witness their matinee idol deliver famous punchlines after about four years.

The actor was out of town, his publicist said without divulging details. However, it was‘Lingaa’ all the way as the hit combination of Rajinikanth-K S Ravikumar joined once again in what is expected to be a treat for the star’s avid fans.

The actor, who earlier this year featured in “Kochadaiyaan“, is back singing duets with damsels, this time Anouskha Shetty and Sonakshi Sinha in tow. The ‘Lingaa‘ fever had already gripped Rajinikanth’s fans and eager ones, both domestic and international, who hit Chennai theatres to have a glimpse of their ‘thalaivar’ (Leader) after some time.

Rajinikanth enjoys a good fan base in Japan–his films are dubbed in Japanese and released there–with some of them turning up here, singing numbers from his earlier movies, especially ‘Muthu’ that introduced the actor in the Asian country.

Local die-hard fans of the superstar were not to be left behind as they arrived for the release with their signature style celebrations–of pouring milk to cutouts of the star and dancing to the beats of percussion instruments.

Earlier, the film had faced some legal wrangles over a writer claiming rights to the story, but the court had allowed the screening with conditions.

Happy 65th birthday Rajinikanth: Top 10 roles

 

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