Rajnikanth’s Top 10 Movies of His Long Film Career

By Prakash Babu, Showbiz Bites Staff Writer

rajni in robot-showbizbitesRajnikanth’s best movies of his film career is undoubtedly on every cinegoer’s mind all the time since this superstar of south and Indian cinema is potentially a great star of India. He is a big superstar, legendary actor and the evergreen star of India whose fan following is not limited to India but to the entire globe. Rajni, though is an aged man, but he still enjoys the same stardom that he used to do in his heydays.

This article will pour light on Rajnikanth’s Top 10 movies of his long film career. He is really unmatched and his acting skills cannot be cloned as he is unique in his own trade. The mega star is among few Indian actors who charge the biggest fees for a single project they associate with. Let’s check out his top 10 best movies so far.

1. Endhiran

The film was released in 2010 and is called and labeled the top notch movie of Rajnikanth’s career so far. The movie is also labeled as the most expensive Tamil movie so far. It was also released in Hindi with the title of Robot. Rajnikanth plays double characters – one is of evil and the other is of good. Aishwarya Rai plays the female lead opposite Rajnikanth.

rajni with ash-robot-showbizbites2. Chandramukhi

This film of the superstar Rajnikanth was released in 2005 and lands on the second place on the top 10 list. The inspiration of the film was taken from a Malayalam movie called Manichitrathazhu. With slight changes on the narrative, the movie was remade. It is also rated as the best thriller film of the superstar’s career.

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3. Sivaji

The film has the finest Tamil song ‘Sahana’ to allure the audiences and music lovers. The film is the second most expensive movie of Rajnikanth’s career. In this flick, Shriya Saran enacts the leading role opposite Rajni.

4. Padayappa

It is the blockbuster film of 1999 and is also the 150th movie of this legendary star’s long career. The film got another distinction of being the hot selling music album of the decade. Rajni’s acting was loved by his fans across India and abroad.

5. Thalapathy

1991’s classic film ‘Thalapathy’ has many great south stars onboard. From Rajnikanth to the famed music director Ilayaraja to Shobana and Mammooty. The film saw the brilliant acting prowess of the great star of south cinema.

6. Johnny

A  J. Mahendran’s directed venture of year 1979 featured Rajnikanth opposite Sri Devi. Rajnikanth’s portrayal and his marvelous acting made the people watch the film time and again. The film got applauded hugely and is still watched with gusto.

7. Billa

Billa is called the first commercial success of Rajnikanth’s film career. It is the remake of the successful Hindi film Don starring Amitabh Bachchan in the leading role of ‘Don’. Billa was later remade having Ajith Kumar aboard in 207. Billa 2 was also made in 2012.

8. Geraftaar

Directed by Prayag Raj, the film was made in Bollywood in 1985 with top notch stars of Indian cinema like Amitabh Bachchan, Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan in leading roles. The film turned out to be the mega hit at the box office. The songs of the film too turned out to be successful and are still hummable. Bappi Lahiri had given the music to this album.

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rajni-robot-showbizbites9. Aval Appadithan

C. Rudraiyaa’s directed flick of 1978, Aval Appadithan featured both the legends of south and Tamil cinema industry – Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan in main roles. Ilyaraja’s music added further sparkles to film’s success. The movie played big among the masses.

10. Moondru Mudichu

The film was directed by K Balachander and it was released way back in 1976. If you are a true Rajnikanth’s fan, do watch the movie since it displays his best acting skills. Sri Devi played his female lead in this flick. It is a good to watch.

Rajnikanth’s upcoming movie is Kochadaiyaan that is being directed by his daughter. The film is the comeback vehicle of the superstar as he was stopped to act in movies by the doctors after his bad health conditions. The film is lavish and being made on whopping budget. It is a 3D film.

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About Prakash Babu

A boisterous buff of Indian south film industry, Prakash Babu loves scribbling down the write ups on the movies produced in Indian regional entertainment industry. Besides he likes showing his skills on the celebrities of south film fraternity. What's happening inside and outside the south film industries is his interest as well. Mr. Babu is reachable at prakash.babu@showbizbites.com