From Billa to Kaala, all the times Rajinikanth played a gangster

Amid the whistling, it got us thinking about the different ‘Rowdy Rajinis’ we have seen on screen. 2018-03-02T15:18:36+00:00″>
Published: March 2, 2018 3:18 pm

Rajini plays a gangster in his upcoming film Kaala. Nallavanuku Nallavan:
Another film where Rajini pairs with Radhika, Nallavanuku Nallavan is about an ex-thug who quits hooliganism. It is the Rajini film that still gets repeat views from people who aren’t crazy about the Superstar. The euphoria is viral and it is contagious. The politics of Rajinikanth-Pa.Ranjith filmIt has been a few hours since the teaser of Rajinikanth’s Kaala was launched online. Billa resurrected Rajini’s career and set the template for the Amitabh Bachchan inspired ‘angry young man’ roles he did later. Billa:
A remake of Amitabh Bachchan’s Don, Billa saw Rajini play a different kind of a ‘rowdy’. Stylish suits, fiery dialogues, memorable action — Baasha has it all. Similar to Kaala, Baasha is a gangster who acts as the saviour of the people. Kabali quietly walks out of his cell but not before he does a pull-up on the jail bars. Ranga:
Rajini was just Ranga, he was ‘Avasara adi Ranga’. As he paces his steps with style, images of the younger Rajini is juxtaposed for the mass quotient. Like Rajini’s several catchphrases, ‘Avasara adi Ranga’ still remains fresh. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd “Naa oru dhadava sonna, nooru thadava sonna madhri,” says Rajini in this film. Despite the mixed responses the film received, lines such as “Naa vandhuten nu sollu, thirumbi vandhuten nu sollu” made the fans go ‘magizhchi’. In a tale of separated siblings, Rajini plays a full-time thug who later turns over a new leaf on finding his long-lost sister. Unlike his later films where the mass appeal is more snazzy, Billa’s style was relatively subtle. He was a gangster and a suave one that too. And what a moment it still is! With Ranjith also helming Kaala, we can surely expect such memorable moments from Karikaalan as well. And we can’t get enough of it even if we see the film a hundred times. but ivana yaralum pidikavum mudiyathu” — how is that for swag? And here are the top picks. After he earns the favour of his boss, he inherits his property as well. For example, an older, richer Rajini gets into a fight for his daughter. Paapinga”. In his trademark, inimitable style, Rajini says “Indha Karikaalan oda muzhu rowdy thana pathathu ilaye? “Olagathula irukara ella naatu police um Billa kaga wait panranga.. Related News
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While the film might not have set the cash registers ringing, it still had several memorable moments that were truly Rajini. But the effect has been spilling onto social media — display pictures have been changed, statuses have been set, tweets sent. With a tinge of comedy, romance and of course, action, Rajini was the quintessential ‘thug hero’ in the film which was one of his huge hits as a star. However, the film gives us some complete whistle-worthy moments. Baasha:
Any article about Rajini cannot be complete without a mention about this film.