Exactly 38 years earlier on this very date (18th August), K. Balachander introduced film industry to the mega-sensation Rajinikanth in the movie Apoorva Ragangal. The superstardom slope has seen just a positive growth ever since.
He may have started off s a baddie, but with his transformation as a character actor, it did not take him long to stand tall as a mass hero. A few of his landmark films as a superstar include memorable classics like Annamalai, Baasha, Padayappa, Sivaji- The Boss, Muthu, Chandramukhi and his latest being Enthiran (Robot). Sivaji-The Boss was recently re-released in 3D, and that too went on to receive a great audience. Films like Aarilirunthu Arupathuvarai, Netri Kann, Moondru Mugam and Thalapathy simply stamp their attestation over this actor’s acting skills. His upcoming flick Kochadaiyaan is expected to be another Rajini dish served in style, and going by the eagerness with which fans are waiting for its arrival, one can rest assured about its commercial success.
In case you’re an aredent Rajinikanth Fan, you may want to check Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography that was released on his birthday last year. You may buy this book from Flipkart here-