Rajinikanth in politics: Superman or Aam Aadmi. What will Neta Rajini be like?

Rajinikanth in politics: Superman or Aam Aadmi. What will Neta Rajini be like?

Rajinikanth said at his fan meet today that he will make an announcement about his entry in politics on December 31. We analyse his films to find out what he might be like as a politician.

In Tamil Nadu, politics and cinema have always walked hand in hand. In the past, the state has seen film personalities governing Tamil Nadu with much vigour and command. Right from MGR to M Karunanidhi to J Jayalalitha, Tamil Nadu has been in the grasp of these cine stars, who have always stood the test of time and have become unparalleled forces in the history of politics.

POLITICAL VACUUM AFTER AMMA J.JAYALALITHA

Post J Jayalalitha’s death and M Karunanidhi’s ailing health, there is a political vacuum in the state, which has forced film stars like Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth to take their plunge in the world of politics. While Ulaganayagan has come out and stated that he would soon float a political party, Rajinikanth’s decision has remained doubtful for several years together now.

In May 2017, Rajinikanth met his fans at Sri Raghavendra Kalayana Mandapam for a photo-op. While addressing the gathering, Thalaivar mentioned that he will call his fans when there is war.

POLITICAL DECISION BEFORE 2018 BEGINNING

Last week, when Rajinikanth announced that he would once again meet his fans, it fuelled a lot of discussions about his political entry. Without disappointing his fans, Rajinikanth said at the event, “I will announce my political decision on December 31.”

Any ardent fan of Rajinikanth would be ready to give everything they have, if Thalaivar asks.

There is no doubt that if Superstar Rajinikanth steps into politics, he can easily command a huge following. If we take a look at Thalaivar’s films, he has always hinted about his political entry through his dialogues or songs.

RAJINIKANTH’S POLITICS IN FILMS

Take a look at some of the dialogues and lyrics through which Rajinikanth has reached out to the masses about his political plunge.

— In Muthu’s famous Kuluvalile song, he mouths the words, “Katchi ellam ippo namakku edhuku, kaalathin kayil adhu iruku (What is the need for a party now? It lies in the hands of fate).” Also, who can forget the scene where he explains to Meena that money, power, position and degree would come when it has to?

— Baba is another film that has several dialogues inclined towards his political entry. In the song Sakthi Kodu, the lyrics “Katchigalai Padhavigalai naan virumba maaten, kaalathin kattalaiyai naan marakamaaten” which means, “I’m not someone who loves political parties and power, I won’t ever forget my destiny.” He further explains the political system in detail in another important scene.

— In Padayappa, when a political tycoon asks him to step into politics, Rajini says, “Naan nalla irukardhu pidikaliya? (Don’t you like my well-being?).” His friend (played by Nizhalgal Ravi) says, “Neenga mattum nalla irundha podhuma? Makkal nalla iruka vendama? (Are you satisfied with your well-being? What about the people?)”

— Mannan is another film that spoke at length about Rajinikanth leading a group of people by being one among them. In the film, when he is questioned about contesting the union election, he says that he is scared of elections and politics. He also accepts the fact that his fellow workers forced him to contest the union election so that they could get a people’s leader.

— In Arunachalam, he floats a political party by appointing Janagaraj as the candidate. He also states that he started a party only to win the election. When questioned what he would do for the people, he states, “I won’t explain it; instead, my actions will prove it.”

— Any Shankar film focuses on corruption and the existing education system. In Rajinikanth-starrer Sivaji, he took on corrupt politicians and Indian economy. The entire film is full of anecdotes about how the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

— Soundarya Rajinikanth’s directorial debut Kochadaiiyaan is yet another flick that spoke about Rajini’s leadership qualities. The song Maatram, which features Rajini’s voice, goes, “Nee pogalam enbavan ejamaan, vaa pogalam enbavan thalaivan (roughly translated to ‘A master would instruct you to go, whereas a leader will take the rough path along with you.’)”

— In the recently-released Kabali, Rajinikanth was seen as a crusader of the masses. His upcoming film Kaala is no different. The film talks about an aged gangster who fights for justice for the people dwelling in Dharavi, Mumbai.

— In his 100+ films, Rajinikanth has uttered several dialogues which can also be implemented in every constitution.

RAJINIKANTH’S REGRET

Rajinikanth was involved in politics and campaigned for DMK in the year 1996. He even spoke against J Jayalalitha back then. In May 2017, he stated that he regretted the decision of campaigning and revealed that his name was used for political gains.

People are all set to welcome a change in the sea of politics in Tamil Nadu. With Kamal Haasan on one side and hopefully Rajinikanth on the other, Tamil Nadu politics sure does look promising. But, it also brings the question: how well can Rajinikanth function as a political leader?

NETA RAJINIKANTH

His health condition needs to be taken into consideration. If he decides to float a political party, what agenda would he have for the people? And more importantly, will he be able to fulfil it? Another advantage for the actor is that his countless fan groups can easily be converted into cadres. But, the transition must be smooth and they should consider the welfare of the people. Further, if Rajinikanth can act according to people’s complaints, then he would surely succeed as a people’s leader.

A leader is also someone who is willing to change his approach when advised. Rajinikanth has done that in the past, and has omitted smoking scenes from his films.

We can derive countless conclusions about how resourceful Rajinikanth can be, as a leader, but we need to wait and see how Rajinikanth adapts to the political pressure.

source : Intoday.in/ Author /Janani K

10 Times Rajinikanth Gave Us a Hint Of His Political Philosophy Through His Film Dialogues

In a strong hint on his political entry, the superstar said, “God willing, I will enter politics”. So, assuming the superstar does enter politics, what will be his political philosophy? Here, we try deciphering it through his movie dialogues.

Rajinikanth has still not cleared the air. While the suspense over the superstar’s possible foray into politics continues, the star has promised that he will announce his decision on December 31.

In a strong hint on his political entry, the superstar said, “God willing, I will enter politics”. So, assuming the superstar does enter politics, what will be his political philosophy? Here, we try deciphering it through his movie dialogues.

* “Nan eppo varuven, epdi varuven ni theriyadhu, pana nan vara vendiya nerathila kandipa varuven”
No one can say when or how I’ll come, but I will come at the right time

* “Nan vanthuten ni sollu, thirimbi vanthiten ni sollu”
Tell them I’ve arrived, tell them I’ve returned

* “Nan vara vendiya neram vanthudichiu..nee poga vendiya neram nerungidichu”
Time has come for me to lead, time has come for you to leave

* “En vazhi, thani vazhi, marakathinga”
My way is my own, never forget that

* “Pera ketale, chumma adhiruthula”
Don’t you tremble when you hear my name?

* “Nan Solrathayum seiven, sollathathayum seiven ”
-I’ll do what I say and I’ll do what I don’t say as well

* “Andavan solran, Arunachalam seiyaran”
God says, I follow

* “Panni than kootama varum, singam single a varum”
Only pigs come in groups, tiger comes alone

* “Nan oru thadava sonna, nooru thadava sonna madiri”
If I say something once, it means I’ve said that a 100 times

* “Idhu Epdi Iruku”
How is it?

The actor has been giving out hints about his political entry for several months now, saying that he is hesitant about taking the plunge because he has already had some experience with politics in the past. We don’t know what a politician Rajinikanth will be like, but these are exciting times.

Source : Poornima Murali | CNN-News18

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