These are my personal views upon superstar and his films…So superstar fans if you think this topic is offending ur beliefs..You can quit at this point.Actually in Tamil nadu this topic creates more controversy and chaos than the topic about existence of god. And my FB’s from North India and those who are not familiar with Tamil movies,very sorry for writing about such an unfamiliar topic and Tamil movies.
“Superstar yaarunu keta chinna kozhandaiyum sollum.”
Even a small child knows who the superstar of Tamil cinema is… But do everyone feels the same as they grow up and mature?
When I was young I too idolised him as a superstar. But if you ask me now,will I say the same?
My answer is a big NO….
What can you find in the superstar movies?
Rajnikanth films usually are of same category… A two and half hour pure entertainer..
Analysis About Rajnikanth movies:
Every film starts with an Introduction song.. Where the hero is perfect in everything,the hero never makes any mistakes and he pour lots of advices to the general public.
I should accept he is the Style Samrat. A man who can capture hearts with his unique style.
So as I said before every movie starts with a introduction song.He appears to be a normal ma,n but actually he is a superman who can do everything and who is talented in doing everything. Let it be love, stunts.He is the best.
He has special types of guns.His gun can fly,go and shoot the bad guy and comes back to his hands. So without any trouble and without aiming,he can shoot a person from where he is standing..Regardless of where the target is. Wow…Incredible right?? Is he a Superstar or a Superman?
In all his films..He is either a rich man or a poor man. He has never done the role of a common man. If he is rich,he becomes poor half way and then becomes rich again within a short period of time(maybe in a single song).
In other case he would have been rich in flashbacks(may be his father or ancestors)..which he realises half way and the remaining film lies with whether he is rich or poor in the end.
There are even some incredible concepts in his films.. In one film “Arunachalam” He should spend 30 crores in 30 days for claiming his remaining property from going into bad hands.
Next in line comes another great film.. Where our superstar is an Atheist.But our superstar accidently meets the god himself. God teaches him a powerful mantra,which he can use for seven times.. The rest of film lies with how and for what purposes he uses the mantra. And he apparently wastes few times in testing it..
Is he educating the society by passing some good message through the film? There is nothing wrong if he never passes a message to the society and provide a two and half hour entertainment. But he should not teach something wrong to the society. Don't you agree?I am speaking about the concept of Hawala. I think most of our people were unaware about the concept hawala until he utilized this concept in a film. Such Illegal concepts should not be preached.Especially by rajnikanth as he is considered as something great by our fellow people over here.
I accept that he provides a great form of entertainment.But where is the reality? where is the quality?
Is he acting in such kind of films from the start of his career? Was he accepted as the superstar in his very first film? The answer is NO. Then at what point of time he started acting such kind of movies? What made him to act in movies which makes no difference and which has no quality or reality?
Rajnikanth actually started acting as co-artist and as a villain.Especially along with kamal Haasan. His earlier films had some quality and he established himself as a good actor.
His good films includes “Aarilirundhu aruvadhu varai”..(From 6 to 60 years) Where he plays a role of a young man who sacrifices his whole life for the sake of his siblings. The story is about a man’s life from 6 years to 60 years. The film mostly characterises human relationship and bonding. Such an excellent movie it is to watch. And another notable film is “SRI RAGHAVENDRA”, where he portrays the character of lord Raghavendra. Is he the same superstar who acted in such good and quality movies?
The Turning Point:
I guess doing such quality movies didn't earn him the required fan base and Image. The turning point came when he acted “BADSHAAH”. The film was a huge hit and created a great image. So inorder to maintain his image and fan base,he started acting in similar kind of movies and apparently his films started lacking the quality.
Apart from all the above, all Rajnikanth movies have some good ingredients too. But what I feel is the lacking quality and reality has shadowed the good ingredients.
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