Posts Tagged ‘Rajinikanth’

Rajinikanth Keynote Address – Important Points

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

I am a big fan of Rajinikanth and hence have compiled the important points from his keynote address while announcing his political entry.

  1. Discipline and control are the key to win anything
  2. Focus on your efforts – do your duty – results will happen
  3. Time has come for change to happen – we have to change the system
  4. Time has come for Truthful, transparent, honest, caste-free, religion free politics (Spiritual Politics)
  5. God’s blessings along with people’s belief, love, respect and support – key to success
  6. Need soldiers who will make sure the benefits of the people reach them every time on time.
  7. Need soldiers who will not go and stand in front of MPs, MLAs, ministers for personal benefits
  8. Such soldiers should be available in every street in every village in every corner
  9. Do not talk politics, do not scold politicians, do not protest, do not make announcements – there are enough people to do that
  10. Think good, talk good, do good, good will happen.

I believe in the thought process and feel it will work – irrespective of who follows it.

The message is what matters – not who says it.

Rajini’s Punchtantra – Book Review

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

I had read about this book called Rajini’s Punchtantra which speaks about business and life management – The Rajinikanth way! I was always curious to know how Rajini’s punch dialogues were interpreted in this book. Got a chance to read this book earlier this week.

Overall, the book lists 30 top punch dialogues from Rajini movies. This book is written by two authors, P.C.Balasubramanian and Raja Krishnamoorthy. It appears both of them have built corporate organizations and hence I am guessing are quite well versed in the usual corporate jargon. Another notable fact is that both of them are Rajini fans.

I am a big Rajini fan myself and still respect him for his renowned humbleness. While I was a little boy, I was fascinated by his dialogues and actions, just like most of the kids of my age in Rajini era. Now that I am not a kid any more, though my interest in Rajini movies has not gone down, I tried to read this book from my usual approach – try to learn something from it.


Comparing Rajinikanth to Mahatma Gandhi?

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Happened to watch a snippet from a function attended by Rajini and Kamal, where Arattai Arangam fame, Manikandan, was invited to give a speech.

I respect Rajinikanth for his simplicity and agree with the fact that the speaker pointed out that he is one of the very few artists in movie industry who attend functions in limited or no make-up. I liked the way he delivered his speech, giving examples of some of the gestures he does.

At one point he started comparing Rajinikanth to Gandhiji. He mentioned that as the public support started growing, both these individuals confined themselves into the ‘Aanmeegam’ (I found this meaning closely reflecting Aanmeegam in English: a walk in the “Aanmeegam” path leads us to the self – the truth).  I felt the comparison was starting to get a little bit too much as it felt like comparing apples to oranges.

I understand and agree that Rajinikanth has proven to be a simple human being with his support for noble causes, but do we really feel he has sacrificed enough to be compared with Gandhiji? I have heard many times that Rajinikanth himself is so humble that he does not like to be praised.


How to Make Flop Movies

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Based on my experience on the three movies released during Diwali, I think I learn the art of directing flop movies.

The following are my own ideas, but please feel free to use it:

1. Story:  There are many ways of coming up with the story. We dont have to teach people to make up stories, in any case, here are some ideas:

– Watch Ironman, Tron, robot and a few other movies during a weekend and the story is ready.

– Open Wikipedia and read any one subject on which a movie has not been taken,  read it for 30 minutes and your story is ready.

– Get a video game, play it from end to end and then copy the entire video game and create a new movie. No one will know.

2. Cast: Find a good producer – someone who has a lot of money to spend, around 50 to 100 crores. Use that money to hire the top actors and actresses in the industry.

3. Songs: Copy the tunes from movies from different languages – it is also ok to copy a tune from one of your old movies – people have short term memory, they would have forgotten the tune anyway.

4. Timing: Wait for Diwali – market and advertise the movie so well (using the money given by the producer) that all other producers will get scared and move their movie to some other release date. Since it is Diwali, anyway, everyone will want to go to movies and watch one of the fewer number of movies that got released.

5. Result: The movie will surely be a flop. Mission Accomplished.

Now lets compare what happened to the three top movies that got released for Diwali and why possibly they could have flopped:

1. Ra One: I heard from some of my friends that Ra One was a big flop. I also know that Rajinikanth comes in one scene in that movie. If you give only one scene for Rajinikanth, who will like to see the full movie? 🙂 . No wonder why Ra One was a flop – no other reason!

2. 7am Arivu: Johnny Nguyen comes in the movie as Dong Lee, a Chinese guy. Johnny is a Vietnamese stunt actor and how will people accept if you take a Vietnamese guy and call him a Chinese guy? No wonder why 7am Arivu was a flop – no other reason!

3. Velayudham: Who said it was a flop?? 🙂

Rajinikanth Jokes

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

There have been jokes about Rajinikanth in the past, which I have seen in many emails.

The one I got last night while watching the India – Sri Lanka World Cup finals about Rajinikanth was the best of it all.

Why was Rajinikanth so chill during the Cricket World Cup finals??? He has already watched this match in his dreams last night, today he was just watching the highlights.

I could not help laughing and I thought it might be a good idea to compile all the jokes I have received in the past by emails and post it here.


Endhiran Movie Review

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Finally went for Endhiran movie last night and it was an interesting experience.

All these days I have only heard good reviews about Endhiran. As I have mentioned earlier I waited to watch this movie until the ticket rates become normal and now that it is normal, I decided to watch this movie last night at Big Cinemas on Oak Tree Road, New Jersey.

The movie goes on nice until the interval. All the scenes are perfectly rendered the way we would expect a Rajinikanth movie to be – with nice bit of comedy, good songs, etc.

Rajini is awesome in the entire movie. If not for him, I doubt how many days this movie would have run.

  • His Dr.Vaseegaran version made me think for the first time we are actually seeing the real Rajinikanth, as I have heard he is a very straight forward and noble man in real life.
  • His good Chitti version reminded me of his role in his movies in his younger days (Guru Sishyan, etc), where he was getting to be accepted by many ladies as a handsome man 🙂
  • His bad Chitti version reminded me of his movies in the past where he has performed excellently in darker roles such as Moondru Mugam, Polladhavan, Johnny, etc.

Aishwarya Rai looks very beautiful throughout the movie.


Endhiran – Robo – Good reviews so far

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Super star Rajinikanth’s Endhiran movie was released this week in various languages and I am hearing good reviews about it so far.

Some of my friends watched it in Chennai and came back and said that Sankar has spent over 150 crores very well in the graphics effects.

The initial reviews from Dubai came out very well with one die-hard fan saying this is the best movie ever (that review coming from a Rajini fan should not be taken at face value 🙂 ).

A few online sites like Great Andhra has given a rating of 3.7 which is considered very high given the fact that their average reviews are around 2 or 2.5.

Some people said the last 30 minutes is something no one has ever tried in any movie before – in a positive sense.

Another friend of mine who watched it in Dallas mentioned that the graphics effect in the second half was too much and he could not take it.

Overall, it appears to be a good opening for the movie, we will have to wait and see how it goes.

Since I am a hard core Rajini fan, many people asked me if I am planning to watch the movie – I do want to watch it, but not paying ridiculous amount of money, just because it has superstar in it. It is just a movie – so I will watch it when it comes out with the price I am ok with paying to watch any other movie.

In any case, will update this post as and when I get the reviews from other friends of mine. Have you seen Endhiran or Robo? If you have, do reply and let us know how you liked it.

Kalanidhi Maran – 17th richest man in India

Friday, October 1st, 2010

A few days I had written about why I felt Kalanidhi Maran will soon become the richest man in the world. I could not help smiling when Forbes magazine announced their 2010 top 50 Indians based on their net worth. Kalanidhi Maran has jumped up to 17th position with a net worth of 4 billion dollars.

Kalanidhi Maran shot to limelight outside the realms of South India, with his acquisition of Spice Jet Airlines earlier this year.


Endhiran Audio Launch

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Got a chance to watch the Endhiran music launch on SunTV. This launch happened at Malaysia and as it happened to be backed by Sun Networks, there was a full blown marketing effort from Sun Networks to show this launch more than once on the channels in their network.

The rumour is that this is a 10 year dream project, which Shankar, the director, had in his mind, but did not execute it earlier as the technology and the team was not ready. On hearing this, it immediately reminded me of similar comments made by James Cameron about Avatar. It will be interesting to see how Endhiran comes out to be!

Another rumour that is floating around is that about 200 crores of Rupees was spent on the movie. About 10 years ago, I have heard Shankar state that we can take movies just like or better than the Hollywood movies if the funding for the movie was adequate. I guess now he has got a chance to spend the amount he wanted and it is time to see how the returns are.

It was a star studded launch and I noticed Kalanidhi Maran also present during the launch, which was the first time that I have noticed him in the fore front, though all of us know he is the brain behind many big businesses that he owns.

Aishwarya Rai forgot to speak about Rajinikanth initially and as always tried to give her own reasons for the same.

I did see the trailer shown during this launch and my first reaction was that I was not very impressed with what I saw. Being a die hard Rajinikanth fan, I might see the movie once, but Aishwarya Rai’s presence in the movie might distract me from watching it again, unless our Super Star weaves his magic once again 🙂

Time to wait and see.