Tuesday, October 7, 2008

உண்மையான உலக நாயகன் ரஜினிதான்


"The fans were so paasionate to see that actor and his posters. Many of them were taking snaps by standing beside the actor's movie posters. Crowds were thronging the theatres standing in long queues to witness the star's movie called "The Dancing Maharaja". I have enquired with my colleagues as to who is the star of that movie & why so much crowd is standing in queue and I was told about that movie & the way its star has caught people's imagination & passion. I have never seen such a passionate following for an actor even for a Hollywood movie. It was something phenomenal & truly astonishing for an American who is normally used to seeing Hollywood stars & their fan following, to have witnessed at a far east land which is technologically at the forefront to so passionately adore an actor who is NOT from their own country but from another country. I am happy that our company is setting up its state of the art integarted automobile manufacturing plant in the country from where that famous actor hails".

The Speaker - Chief of Ford Motors Corp., USA.
The Year - 1999.
The Chief Guest - M. Karunanidhi, CM of TN.
The Occassion - Inaguration of Ford India's new plant at Maraimalai Nagar near Chennai.
The Star in Question - None other than Super Star Rajinikanth
The Event in Question - Japanese fans' passionate following for Rajini's "Muthu" movie in Japan

We have been used to seeing some "actors", who are adept in wasting POP (அதாங்க, Plaster of Paris), posing as American Presidents to gain "attention" of the audience. But, how many of us are aware that our Super Star Rajinikanth, through his worldwide successful film "Muthu", was recognised as a Super Star and quoted as such by a respectable American industrialist during a function held in Chennai in 1999?

I read about this function in Economic Times in 1999. The important point to note is that it is not some Indian or Tamilian who praised about Rajini. This was told by an American, who are, generally, not enamored of non-Hollywood actors & have a condecsending attitude towards anything Indian or Eastern part of the World. Moreover, they normally encounter a Hollywood actor or star in his day-to-day life, but no way about an actor from India.

So, recognising Rajini's stardom by an American and that too not in India but in a foreign land like Japan, getting to know who that actor is & where he is from & then fondly remembering to recall his experiences in Japan when in Chennai & to gladly link his plant's location with Super Star - all these can't happen for any Tom, Dick & Harry, howsoever good he may be in acting. It can happen only to our Super Star Rajinikanth because he has been gifted by God with Powerful Eyes & Charisma. Thats why people from all walks of life or demography or race are able to get attracted to him quickly & they never regret about it. Actually, when they get to know more & more about Super Star - both on & off the screen - their regard for him goes up several notches.

That is the Power of Super Star. He has single-handedly taken Tamil Cinema to worldwide markets & it has continued till Kuselan. Yendhiran - The Robot has the potential to catapult him to the ranks of Hollywood Heroes.

So, it came as no surprise when TOI (7th oct.'08) referred to Rajini as World Super Star. Better late than never.

மத்தவங்க பேரில்தான் உலக நாயகன்; நம்ம Super Star ரஜினி உண்மையான உலக நாயகன்.
Long Live Super Star.

12 comments:

Simple_Sundar said...

Thanks Arunji for bringing this to our notice. I was not aware of such speech by Ford Chairman. Once again thanks for sharing with us.

Sakthi said...

Arputham Arun, kalakeetenga ponga. True words.

BHARATH said...

super flash back!Good work!

ஆர்.கே.சதீஷ்குமார் said...

நல்ல பதிவு...அனால் பதிவு தலைப்பு தான் குறட்டை அரங்கம் என்னவோ போல் உள்ளது.மாற்றுங்கள்
plse remove word verification

Desiderata said...

Arun,as said earlier in one of ur posts,I am a fan of ur's and sundarji's write up.Once again,that was an excellent article abt Superstar.
I personaly feel that if he enters politics, it will b a big loss to tamil cinema as there is no one close to him to carry the Kollywood baton forward and high amongst other cine worlds.
If he remains non poilitical, it is a big blow to the people's mindset who have been expecting Rajinikanth to do something for their state or not getting a gud leader like Superstar to serve their state.Either way,I feel it's a catch 22 rather than a true choice for Superstar.

gopi said...

I)

We have been used to seeing some "actors", who are adept in wasting POP (அதாங்க, Plaster of Paris), posing as American Presidents to gain "attention" of the audience.

II)

மத்தவங்க பேரில்தான் உலக நாயகன்; நம்ம Super Star ரஜினி உண்மையான உலக நாயகன்.
Long Live Super Star.

----------------------------------

Arunji, as usual a nethi adi write-up from youuuuuuuuuuuu.

Keep the good work going.........

Simple_Sundar said...

Desiderata thanks.

Yes sometimes, i too feel like that. Hope you have also read Venkat Prabhu's bites regarding Superstar's political foray in Vino's envazhi.com few days before.

He also echoes y(our) views regarding this.

pradeep said...

what to say sir.Fantastic. This posting of yours gives me immense happiness. Thanks

EE. RAA @ Rams said...

டியர் அருண்

இந்த மேட்டர் எனக்கு ரொம்ப புதுசு. முதல் முறையா கேள்வி படறேன். தங்கள் தகவலுக்கு நன்றி...

உங்களுக்கும் உங்கள் குடும்பத்தார்க்கும் இனிய விஜய தசமி வாழ்த்துக்கள்...

இந்த விஜய தசமி பல விஜயங்களுக்கு வழி வகுக்க இறைவனை வேண்டுகிறேன்

அன்புடன்

ஈ. ரா
E Rams

Vishwa said...

Dear Arunji,
super info..i vaguely remember this occassion.what a beautiful narration by you.Pls keep writing....awaiting few more "POWER POSTS" from you.

anbudan...
Vishwa

M Arunachalam said...

Thanks for all you guys for visiting my blog & commenting.

Arun

Sampathkumar said...

Idhudhaandaa Annamalai punch.. Sorry Arunchalam punch ;-) Super Arunji..