Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: Decoding what makes this beloved superstar a Thalaiva
Rajinikanth’s huge range of skills and his dedication towards the art has put him in a class of his own. Here’s taking a look at why he’s a true boss of the entertainment industry.
It is impossible to imagine Indian cinema without Rajnikanth. With a career spanning over 45 years, the beloved superstar celebrates his 70th birthday today and seems even more unbreakable than ever. The actor is celebrated as the ‘Hero’ of all generations and never fails to impress his fans whenever he comes on screen. His unique style in all his performances, the ability to do comic and emotionally-driven roles with equal ease makes him a favorite star of the nation.
The actor has scored great in almost all the possible mediums of cinema right from the silent era to animated storytelling. Rajini’s huge range of skills and his dedication towards the art has put him in a class of his own. His contribution to Indian Art and Cinema has earned him the title ‘Thalaiva’ and he completely deserves it. On the eve of the superstar’s birthday, we tried to decode what makes Rajinikanth’s performance so unique and why he’s a true boss of the Indian Film industry.
Indian cinema’s obsession with fair skin is not a hidden one and back in the 70s when there was absolutely no chance of this stereotype being broken, it was Rajini’s innovative style that made him an audience favorite. In his earlier works, the actor was mostly cast for anti-hero roles but it was his out-of-the-box dedication to his art that gave him rise to cult status. Flipping wrists, sunglasses, smoking in style, etc were what became Rajinikanth’s trademark.
And all thanks to the interesting characters he essayed, he ultimately created a niche for him as an artist. Overall, it was his self-perspective that made him everyone’s favourite, his ability to innovate in his act, etc gave him a kickstart in his long-ranging career.
Throughout his cinematic journey, Rajinikanth has been consistent in delivering impeccable performances. Although there were tough times for him too, he managed to tackle them all and never let the art get derailed from his life. He maintained the likability of his on-screen and off-screen presence which helped him a lot in maintaining a balance between his profession and his personal life. Innovation and Consistency went hand in hand and that’s a reason why the actor scored big by delivering quality content.
Rajinikanth has been a genuine fan of art and cinema. Throughout his career, he has always been open to various challenges when it comes to prepping for his roles. He has played diverse characters in various subject-oriented films. The formula of every Rajini film was laden with entertainment, awareness, and action which turned out to be a successful one for the filmmakers as well as the fans.
Through his characters, Rajini tried to reach out to his fans and that’s why the superstar is loved all around the world. And hence, he happens to earn the title of Thalaiva.
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