The Boss is Back 12

In a Rajinikanth movie the star always plays two roles simultaneously, that of the particular character of the present movie and that of the transcendent Superstar. There is a layered semiotics in which, while the character is signified within the narrative realm, the Superstar is always indexed at a higher order signification. In the recently released film, Annaatthe this layering of the lead character Kaliyan and the Superstar, brought into high relief by the co-presence two of his former leading ladies, Meena (Muthu, 1995) and Khushboo (Mannan 1992), is complicated by the iconography of theGrama Deivam (village guardian) Madurai Veeran. If Kaliyan’s love interest is Pattu, played by Nayanthara, the Superstar’s true consorts in Annaatthe are Meena and Kushbu, both! This polygamous imagery derives, no doubt from deep Tamil tradition -Madurai Veeran is always depicted with his two consorts Vellaiammal and Bommi.

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See also


Rajinikanth’s Political Entry
Thani Vazhi (தனி வழி)
Who is Kaala dada?
Who is Rajinikanth Dada?
Abhimanyu Sir
Thalaivaa!!
Yar Nee Ayah?
Kaala Karikaalan
A Post-Traditional Polity?
Rajinikanth Glows Saffron
Gaikwad cries Jai Bhim

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The Boss is Back 6

Superstar Rajinikanth is reunited with stars Meena (Muthu, 1995) and Khushboo (Mannan 1992) in a rocking dance track titled Marudhaani for the upcoming film Annaatthe. Music composed D Imman and sung by Nakash Aziz. What a thrill!

See also

The Boss is Back 2
Rajinikanth’s Political Entry
Thani Vazhi (தனி வழி)
Who is Kaala dada?
Who is Rajinikanth Dada?
Abhimanyu Sir
Thalaivaa!!
Yar Nee Ayah?
Kaala Karikaalan
A Post-Traditional Polity?
Rajinikanth Glows Saffron
Gaikwad cries Jai Bhim

Muthu: Odoru Maharaja

RajinitohatoImage: http://sambharmafia.blogspot.ca/2005/08/rajini-and-meena-adorn-indian-snack.html

While our Thalaiva launches his new political image in preparation for the next Tamil Nadu state elections, it is interesting to remember his earlier appearance on a spicy garam masala snack package marketed in Japan by the Tohato company. The film Muthu (1995), or Muthu: Odoru Maharaja (Muthu: Dancing Maharajah) as it was titled for its 1998 Japanese release, starred Rajinikanth and Meena, and was a surprise box-office success. The SUPERSTAR’s following in Japan has grown to become a large and uniquely Japanese fan base. While Rajinikanth’s oeuvre is deeply rooted in an uncompromisingly rustic Tamil idiom, Muthu, somehow, became a trans-cultural phenomena, crossing from a Tamil  vernacular into the Japanese one.