He’s called as SUPER STAR by the world. Thalaivar to his fans from Tamil Nadu. The rise of the phenomenon that is Rajinikanth is one to behold.
Shivaji Rao Gaekwad was just another bus conductor going about his job with the Bangalore Transport Service. He had a flair about him, the way he spoke, his actions. He was spotted by then famous playwright Topi Muniappa and made his foray into the world of drama. He was a natural actor in mythological plays, his voice captivating. He decided he wanted to pursue a career in acting. His family warned him against it, but with support and motivation from his friends, he moved to the Madras Film Institute.
There, he would meet his Guru, K Balachander. His life changed after meeting him. Balachander made him learn Tamil and gave him a chance with a negative role in his film Apoorva Raagangal. He was recognized and started making more movies. His style and screen presence were what helped him bring in the masses, building a following for himself.
He received critical acclaim for his performance in 16 Vayathinile, where he worked alongside Kamal Hassan. From there, everything was a step towards stardom. He has a whole array of cult classics to his name, Thalapathy, Thillu Mullu, Ninaithaale Inikkum, Johnny, Padikkadhavan, Sri Raghavendra, Padaiyappa, Baasha, Arunachalam, Sivaji and Enthiran are a few.
Rajinikanth isn’t just a Kollywood actor, he’s had his forays into other film industries as well. His role alongside Amitabh Bachchan in Andha Kanoon made waves, Bollywood got a glimpse of what he could do.
Rajinikanth entered Tamil Nadu with no proficiency in the language. But turns out today, there are fans for his films who don’t even understand the language, with him beating box office records in countries like Japan and Malaysia. His recent movies Kabali and Kaala exceeded records made by indigenous movies in these countries, cementing his place in the hearts of the people there. Such is the craze for Thalaivar.
Rajinikanth always wanted his movies to carry some sort of social issue or cause, for he knew that people were watching and listening, and if he wanted to make a point, his movies would be the way to go. He has done a lot of philanthropic activities, he runs a number of trusts and schools.
When it comes to his fans, there is a craze which one cannot see elsewhere. The lengths they go to, to acquire tickets for his movies leaves others dumbstruck. Weathering the urge to sleep and even thunderstorms at times, fans flock to get tickets for his movies to see them as soon as possible.
We know the craze people carry for Thalaivar, and we’re super excited to present our range of merchandise based on our favorite Superstar. Bring Thalaivar to your homes with our range of fridge magnets, decals for your wall, laptop or car, or with posters and frames. From Thalaivar fans, for you Thalaivar fans.
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