It is not always that one comes across an actor and a star with such a crazy and devoted fan following as Rajinikanth. The man who started out playing an antagonist in many of earlier films, particularly the ones helmed by director K Balachander, has today metamorphosed into an entertainer beyond compare, at least for his devout fans. That flipping of the cigarette, that signature style of wearing his glasses… forget the fan boys, even the seemingly discerning cinema-goer can’t hide a smile.
On his 64th birthday, we take you through some of his iconic dialogues.
1 Kanna Panningadhaan Kootamaa Varum, Singham Single Aaa Dhaan Varum (Pigs come in groups, lion attacks alone!) - Sivaji the Boss (2007)
Surrounded by the henchmen of a powerful villain in a scene in Sivaji The Boss, outnumbered by a vast margin, Rajini anna delivered a classic punch line. As a result, 30-odd men go flying in the air, a fist fight ensues where Rajinikanth’s character jumps, kicks, summersault, makes a flying assault… and is thoroughly entertaining.
3 Poda Andavane Namapakam Irukan (God is on my side) - Padayappa (1999)
4 Naan Solradaiyum Seiven, Soladadeiyum Seiven (I'll do what I say, I'll also do what I don't say) - Annamalai (1992)
5 Andavan Solrar Arunachalam Seiran (God commands it, Arunachalam obeys) - Arunachalam (1997)