'For me, he was a bridge to lifelong friendships in a land where I had none.''He helped break barriers of language and suspicion.'Maharaj Damodardas salutes the one and only Rajinikanth!Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com An Indian has the privilege of being part of a range of festivities. Diwali and Holi, for example, bring in a different atmosphere as people break away from the rigmarole of daily life and get together to celebrate. As the devout break their fast for Ramzan, folks flock to ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
S Saraswathi traces the movie Supernova's journey in show business. Rajinikanth began his acting career in 1975. As Kabali releases, a look at how an ordinary bus conductor in Bangalore grew to be one of the biggest icons of Indian cinema. IMAGE: Radhika Apte and Rajinikanth in Kabali. Born into a Marathi family on December 12, 1950, Rajinikanth was named Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. He is the youngest of four siblings and when he was five years old, he lost his mother. His father was a police ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Away from his larger-than-life screen persona, Rajinikanth is grounded in reality.T E Narasimhan and Gireesh Babu decode the superstar. The clamour is reaching a crescendo. Brands are rushing in to be seen alongside him. One of them, Malaysian airline AirAsia, has, in fact, created a history of sorts by deciding to fly his fans to the first day, first show of his forthcoming movie, Kabali, in a special aircraft that has his face painted in giant size on it. In a hill village of Kerala, the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The political satire, Nayak: The Real Hero , which starred Anil Kapoor and Amrish Puri in prominent roles, will now have a seque l. Latest buzz indicates that the rights of the 2001 film which also featured Rani Mukerji opposite Anil Kapoor, have been bought ...catchnews.com, 2 months ago
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