Intro to Rajinikanth: 5 Films to Watch Before Darbar

I’m not a southern film expert, like, AT ALL. But I do know enough to suggest 5 films that might help you to understand why Rajini Sir is such a big deal, and what he means to people. Because I just went through that journey myself and these are the 5 films that helped me. And apparently his next film is going to be big BIG (since just the first look poster got a cross-language release), so now is a good time to study up.

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Thalapathi, Ratnam and Rajinikanth Together

It’s a Mani Ratnam movie, so the directing is just all around excellent.  But more importantly, Rajnikanth!  It’s my first Rajnikanth movie (not counting Ra.ONE, because why would you?) and I have to say, he does impress!

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Thalapathi: Yay! My Favorite Mahabharata Character Gets a Happy Ending! Also,My First Rajnikanth Film!

Well, happy-ish.  He still doesn’t get Draupadi.  But at least he reunites with Kunti and Arjun!  Also, it’s a Mani Ratnam movie, so the directing is just all around excellent.  But more importantly, Rajnikanth!  It’s my first Rajnikanth movie (not counting Ra.ONE, because why would you?) and I have to say, he does impress!

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