Many who watched “Anjaan” can’t help than drawing comparisons with Rajni”sikander” and ‘badshah’ but Surya is unable to carry the larger-than-life role of a don, ala Rajnikanth in his 90’s blockbuster, convincingly.
Director Linguswamy should also take some blame for penning many predictable scenes and even the second half lacks the punch, so it falls short of Rajnikanth‘s classic in comparison.
Of course, Surya being a talented actor, tries to breathe some life into his grey role but its just not enough, to keep audience glued to the seats.
No doubt, Samantha glam look is revelation and Surya performance and few good visuals could help the film to sail through, Despite commendable talent, and even after proving himself in strong roles in films like “Ghajini” and “Singam“, but to ape Rajni, looks to be a gamble of sorts.
Rajnism is 39 years young now!
How did Sivaji Rao Gaekwad become Superstar Rajnikanth is a well known history lesson to all ! Just like one of his movies, the transition from a bus conductor to the most sought-after commercial hero, with huge box office collections and one of the largest fan bases ever seen, was something surreal.
Rajnikanth is not just a front-line hero. He is a trademark, signature and a brand who grew into us every time we unbuttoned our shirt completely, lighted a cigarette and parted our hair. He was the allegory for honesty, hard-work and trust. All his movies internally colonized us to what he did on screen.
No wonder, the very minute Rajini comes on screen, it was and still is magic all the way. The walk, the talk, the dialogue delivery, style quotient, timeless gimmicks and what not ? The Aboorva Ragam from Karnataka was ideally launched through his guru’s social drama.
From the time Rajini opened the gate, which was his very first scene, the matinee idol has conquered the fort beyond the gate. He will forever be the undisputed king of Tamil cinema with uncompromising fan following and love.
Rajinism is entering into its 39th year. This very same day, 39 years before, a deceiving rage entered world cinema.