Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography

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Penguin UK, Jan 15, 2014 - Performing Arts - 312 pages
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Rajinikanth is, quite simply, the biggest superstar cinema-crazy India has ever seen. His stylized dialogues and screen mannerisms are legion, and his guy-next-door-cum-superhero image has found a hysterically appreciative following among millions of moviegoers. Naman Ramachandran’s marvellous biography recounts Rajini’s career in meticulous detail, tracing his incredible cinematic journey from Apoorva Raagangal (1975) to Kochadaiyaan (2013). Along the way, the book provides rare insights into the Thalaivar’s personal life, from his childhood days to his times of struggle—when he was still Shivaji Rao Gaekwad—and then his eventual stardom: revealing how a legend was born.
 

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Contents

Dedication About the Author
Preface
Introduction
The Beginning
Madras
Apoorva Raagangal
Playing the Villain
1977
Superstar
The 1980s
Thalapathi and Annamalai
Baashha Muthu Padayappa
Baba
Chandramukhi Sivaji and Enthiran
Thalaivar Illustrations

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