I have been craving to write this post from the time i saw Shivaji.
So before i go any further into how the movie was..
If you are not the kind of person who doesn’t mind standing for more than an hour to get tickets for a Rajni movie, or would give double the ticket price to watch it on the First day, who hasn’t seen Baasha atleast five times, who doesn’t know the rush of the song ‘Superstaru yaarunu ketaaa..’, if you think all this hue and cry for Shivaji is melodrama, dont bother reading any further!!!
Shivaji is all about Rajni. PERIOD.
People say 200bucks for a movie is a crime. I say seeing Rajni’s casual stroll in the second half, the way he tosses the one rupee coin, the tea-kadai scene, Vaaji Vaaji and his make-up, what 200? I would gladly pay double of that.
Do not crib about logic or how old Rajni is. Please. Rajni has charisma oozing into every scene he appears, his ishtyle which no living person can match, his raw-magnetism which makes you want to scream ‘Thailaivaa..’!! Shivaji gave us all these moments and the sets and comedy was the bonus. I was more than satisfied seeing the make-up which made Thalai look like Bhilla and Baasha. ‘Mottai’ was like having the second round of payasam after a hearty meal.
I thank Shankar for giving us Shivaji because just seeing a movie can bring an element of excitement in our otherwise mundane life. Waiting to get tickets for Shivaji brings a restlessness into a monotonous life. The excitement, the heated talk, the discussions on how great the movie was, makes our otherwise grumpy coffee breaks more cheerfull. For this and more energy which our Thailavar’s movie can bring into our lives, he will always be our ‘Superstar’!!
I have never seen Innovative this crowded ever before, PVR has two floors lined with people hoping to catch a glimpse of thalaivar, no matter how old he gets he will still be the crowd puller spanning all age groups. To hell with long distance calls from US, my sister and i talk about how great the movie was over the weekend, not fretting of the ticking dollar. Grannies, kids, teenagers, families all line up to watch our Superstar take center stage. His movies get released once every two years, he understands his audience and we got more than we could savour. If there are people who can’t understand what this is all about, the movie wasn’t meant for you.
Vayasanalum, unga azhagum, stylum ungalai vittu pogave pogathu!!!
Staro Staro… Nee than SUPERSTAR!!!