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'Sivaji - The Boss' - Blabber

When expectations are humongous, George Lucas once said, there is bound to be disappointment. The commercial titans of Tamil cinema - Rajini, Shankar & Rahman are coming together in 'Sivaji', produced by the yesteryear titan AVM. 'Thillu Mullu' is the best Rajini movie I've seen, closely followed by 'Thalapathi'. Whenever I see him delivering punch dialogues, there is a nostalgic flash-back of 'Avargal' in my mind reminding me of how great a villain we've lost. Shankar's success string should continue here: he very clearly said that this movie has struck a balance between Rajini's stardom & his message masala. Rahman's songs clearly belong to Rajini. Well, even the audio CD cover doesn't have his picture - a clear message for Rahman's fans that he's operating in a different mode.
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At last there is a title song tailor made for the irreplaceable pop icon - Athiradikkaran... I can't remember the last time Rajini was given a song that was this fun, energetic, crazy, funky & zesty - 'Rakkamma' from Thalapathi comes to my mind, but it was too serious a composition to be branded as one belonging to a carefree style that I have (along with millions) have yearned for Rajini. The geeky techno start, guitar interludes before both the charanams, meaningless but extremely entertaining lyrics which refer to earlier Rajini movies, pitch-perfect Rahman's voice all add up to my expectations of how this will be picturized. If this is going to be the title song (where else can it fit - with Billa, Ranga, Basha? yes, as the closure song) I hope Shankar does a little more than presenting a collage of Rajini's earlier action scenes with graphical gimmicks.

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4 Responses to “'Sivaji - The Boss' - Blabber”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    The things that people of Tamilnadu have to do in the name of watching movies...

    Cheers
    Varahasimhan.  

  2. # Anonymous shreeja

    Can Rajini please do roles that suit his age? Dancing arnd with a heroine who is younger than his own daughters - that's sssick. He might as well consider doing a Lolita in tamil.

    Another rather superficial point. If Rajini goes great lengths to look youthful in movies, can't he put atleast one sixth of those efforts into grooming himself when going for a show that primarily celebrates his success (think: some chandramukhi jubilee function).

    Crap. It's time he retired, with some others in the tamil industry, for good.  

  3. # Blogger Prasad Venkataramana

    Shreeja,
    If there's an audience for a star, I don't see any reason why he should stop donning the formula hero roles. The Kannada matinee idol Rajkumar was a hero in his mid-sixties and the fans didn't complain. Yes, it looks better if an actor plays a part that matches his age. Any case, Indian movies are far detached from such expectations.  

  4. # Anonymous Anonymous

    what was all that about billa ranga - were they not two bloody rapists and muderers?  

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