Every time this southern superstar has delivered a dialogue in his trademark style, audiences have gone berserk!
Rajinikanth is a phenomenon that we are all aware of. A popular statement doing rounds is – ‘There’s nothing Rajini ‘can’t’ do’. And that is absolutely true for this megastar and as Rajnikanth turns a year older here’s a look at the actor’s seven most memorable dialogues in the last three decades:
1. 16 Vayathinile: Rajini plays an antagonist introduced us to one of the popular catch-phrases of a long forgotten era – “Idhu eppadi irukku?” (How’s this?). This line was so admired that even after three decades since the film’s release, it still lingers in the minds of the actor’s fans.
2. Murattu Kaalai: Thalaivar as a villager in this film popularised the dialogue “Seeeviduven” (I’ll chop off your head).
3. Baasha: As long as auto rickshaws ply in Tamil Nadu, the line “Naan oru thadava sonna, nooru thadava sonna maadiri” (Anything I say once is equivalent to saying it a hundred times) will be remembered. Rajinikanth as an auto driver delivered a knocker of a performance in this commercially successful outing. Not just that even Shahrukh Khan couldn’t stop from using this popular dialogue on screen.
4. Arunachalam: His dialogue “Andavan solran. Arunachalam seiran” (God commands, Arunachalam acts) from this film is one of the short yet powerful line mouthed by the superstar in his career.
5. Padayappa: Another highly successful film that’s remembered for the actor’s line “En Vazhi, Thani Vazhi” (My way is my own) and heroine Ramya Krishnan’s brilliant portrayal of greedy Neelambari in this movie.
6. Muthu: One of Rajinikanth‘s popular films that enjoyed a successful run even in Japan, the line from the film “Naan eppo varuven, epdi varuvennu yarkum theriyathu. Aana vara vendiya nerathile vandidven” (Nobody knows when or how I will come, but I will come when the time is right) has a strong recall value even today.
7. Sivaji: This film had two popular dialogues – “Summa pere ketta athrudula” (Doesn’t the earth shatter at the calling of my name?) and “Kanna, panni than kootama varum aana Singam single than varum” (My dear, pigs always come in an army but a lion always walks alone).
Hopefully we will have some lines to rehearse after his film Kochadaiiyaan releases next year.