Superstar Rajinikanth Plans to go the Amitabh Way with His Next Movie Kabali

Superstar Rajinikanth

Before you get into knowing more about ‘Kabali’, it is important to be ready to face the inevitable change. Superstar image has consumed Rajinikanth and the actor opines that it’s time to come out of it.

It has been far too many years and even though it is unclear whether the audience likes to see Rajini in something different or not, directors and distributors are definitely not going to change things. Because of this common issue that has prevailed for over a decade, it looks he is going to break his stardom for the first time and go back to the times of ‘Aarilirindhu Aruvathu Varai’.

One of the most significant changes that fans and audience can expect to see in Kabali is Rajinikanth’s role. It is going to portray him as an old man which is true in real life, but was never showcased on screen, even in his last venture ‘Linga’. It has always been fake makeups with wigs and romancing the heroine at 60 a la Sivaji.

Rajinikanth is going to be really daring this time around to break the image circle that has enveloped him for many years. Kabali is going to be his wagon which is why he skipped every popular director like Vasu and Ravikumar to go with someone who’s too new for the industry. Ranjith can hardly be considered a real director except for his movie ‘Madras’, but the superstar believes in this youth to help him play roles like Amitabh.

Amitabh Bachchan in Bollywood has already played such old age roles and enjoyed immense success in movies like Shamitabh, Sarkar. In the role of a don, Rajini will look different and aged. Besides, he’s also going to get rid of the commercial formula with songs and fights.

Earlier, the team planned to shoot majority of the movie in Malaysia, but due to security constraints they are going to do it in Chennai as well with sets. The team is going to Malaysia for the first schedule and film important portions before taking care of the rest of the plot here. Besides, Rajinikanth also plays the father of two kids in their 20’s in Kabali.

It is another makeover for the actor after Annamalai to play such a mature and strong character, in terms of looks and age. If they have a powerful script as promised, Kabali will probably recreate to become the cult hit Baasha that both the fans and Rajini have been expecting for over 10 years now.

Update on Rajinikanth Movie Kabali – Malaysia Schedule Begins Oct 19, Ritwika Joins Cast

Every Superstar Rajinikanth fan all over the world is busy watching the team of ‘Kabali’ which is busy building the movie from scratch.

Ever since superstar Rajinikanth opted to rope in a young director to make his next movie, the hype train started. It surprised nearly everyone in Kollywood, because director Ranjith has just made a low budget film like ‘Attakathi’ and a hit film ‘Madras’. This is hardly a record to go with a Rajinikanth movie because there is so much business at stake surrounding his films and it is not easy to appease millions of viewers around the globe who love him the most.

The cast, which worked in ‘Madras’ is all playing vital roles in ‘Kabali’. There’s Kalaiarasan, Dinesh and now a new addition is going to be Ritwika. The actor played a memorable part in Bala’s ‘Paradesi’, after which she did another striking performance in ‘Madras’.

While she’s definitely not going to play Rajinikanth’s daughter as Dhansika is already in the role, rumors claim Ritwika will play a villainous role in ‘Kabali’. As we have no idea about the script at the moment, it is tough to guess what kind of role Director Ranjith will give her in this most anticipated flick.

The team is almost done with their work in Chennai and will soon be moving to Malaysia. The shooting is expected to commence there from October 19th. Earlier news claimed that a majority of ‘Kabali’ will be shot in Malaysia because the film has a storyline similar to Ajith’s Billa among other gangster movies.

Sources also claim that the shooting schedule in Malaysia will be wrapped up within a month as opposed to a three month schedule planned earlier. There are plenty of security risks and rules to comply when shooting in a foreign country which has made Director Ranjith’s team reduce their time spent in the country.

For now, all we can do is to continue speculating on the storyline of the movie and it’s a long way to go before the film gets released. It could probably be a Tamil new year day release, which makes sense as it is the closest festival occasion, ideal for a superstar film to hit the screens.

Eagerly Awaited Rajinikanth-Starrer Kabali Commences Shooting Schedule with an Auspicious Puja Ceremony

The eagerly awaited Superstar Rajnikanth starrer Kabali commenced the shooting schedule with an auspicious puja ceremony on September 17 in Chennai.

The superstar, along with the entire cast and crew of the upcoming movie graced the occasion.

Dressed in dark-blue full-sleeved shirt and light-blue jeans, Rajinikanth arrived at the puja venue much to the delight of his fans. Others who were present at the function included the director Pa Ranjith and the producer Kalaipuli S Thanu.

According to sources from the film’s unit, the regular shooting for Kabali has already started and Rajinikanth has allotted 106 days for the shooting which will continue till the end of January. While the initial shooting will be in Chennai, the crew will be moving to Malaysia for the latter part of the shooting.

Kabali is purportedly based on the story of a real-life gangster from the Mylapore area of Chennai. Two posters of the movie have been released; in one Rajinikanth is seen dressed in a dapper grey suit sitting on a high-backed chair with his legs crossed over each and the Malaysian skyline including the twin towers in the background while in another he is shown as the local gangster, Kabaleeshwaran, the character he is portraying in the film.

Other actors essaying supporting and critical roles in the film include Radhika Apte, Kalaiarasan, Dinesh, Dhansika (who is reportedly playing his daughter) among others.

Kabali is estimated to catapult Rajinikanth to fame for his acting capabilities rather than on his showmanship which his diehard fans swear by. While his younger fans may not know, the superstar is capable of being a fascinating actor. Rajinikanth, a K Balachander protégé, essayed a small yet memorable role in the movie Apoorva Ragangal, in which he played the part of an abusive husband to rave reviews.

The Hindu, at the time wrote: Newcomer Rajinikanth is diginified and impressive. He has also given multiple memorable performances showcasing his immense acting skills in movies such as Moondru Moodichu, 16 Vayadhinile and Mullum Malarum before being accepted as a cigarette-flicking superstar and showman. Pa Ranjith promises to bring back that actor Rajinikanth in Kabali.

Moreover, the huge success of Papanasam, the latest Kamal Hassan movie in which he plays the role of a cable television operator, seems to have made both Pa Ranjith and Rajinikanth realize the importance of acting skills to woo audiences today.

Kamal Hassan’s excellent performance in Papanasam is the primary reason for its success, especially after the lukewarm response from his fans and audience to Viswaroopam and Uttama Villain, according to Hindustan Times, and Pa Ranjith, endorsed by Rajinikanth, is seemingly keen on repeating that effort.

Superstar Rajinikanth Movie Kabali to Roll on Lord Ganesha’s Birthday: Shooting Schedule Revamped

Superstar Rajnikanth’s new movie Kabali is set to roll on Lord Ganesha’s birthday, an auspicious Indian festival, on September 17.

The film unit has commenced erecting sets to meet the requirements of a revamped shooting schedule. Earlier, the team had scheduled the shooting to be predominantly in Malaysia while that in India was only for a short stint.

However, now a unit source confirmed to IANS that two grand and massive sets are being constructed in Adityaram studios as well as EVP Park studios and the shooting schedule in Malaysia will be significantly shortened with most of the shooting being done in the Chennai studios. In addition to the South Indian superstar, Kalairasan, Radhika Apte, Prakash Raj, Attakathi Dinesh, Nassar, John Vijay and Dhansika are expected to essay important roles in Kabali. Pa Ranjith will be donning the director’s role.

Produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu, Kabali will feature Rajinikanth in the role of an underworld don, a character purportedly inspired from a real don from the Mylapore area in Chennai. However, according to indiaglitz, with just a week before the commencement of shooting, sources have seen images of Rajinikanth in the get-up of a Malaysian policeman which has triggered speculations on his role in the movie again.

 According to iluvcinema, the photo shoot for the film is going on at a brisk pace and this cop-image of Rajinikanth does little to soothe the highly-excited fans of the superstar who are eagerly waiting to see how their idol is going to charm them with his unfailing unique style. Sources have revealed that it is not clear if the Malaysian cop’s role is full-fledged one or will be used only for some critical scenes in the don-inspired ‘talk-of-the-town’ movie.

iluvcinema also reports that the venue of Kabali shooting will be the same as that of Vijay-starrer film, Jilla. The movie makers are expected to commence the shooting at the Ponniyamman Temple followed by the pooja in the Pillayar Temple present in the AVM studio premises.

Shooting For the Latest Superstar Rajinikanth Movie ‘Kabali’ To Commence at Chennai Airport Later This Month

The shooting schedule for superstar Rajnikanth’s upcoming movie ‘Kabali’ is expected to commence later this month at the Chennai airport.

The shooting in Chennai is expected to be a brief schedule and will last for only a week after which the crew is moving to Malaysia where most of the film would be shot, reported a source from the film’s unit to IANS. The film shoot is set to start rolling tentatively from September 17.

‘Kabali’, produced by Kalaipuli S Dhanu, narrates the story of a real-life Chennai-based underworld don, to be played by the Superstar. Other stars essaying supporting roles in the film include Dhansikaa, Radhika Apte, Prakash Raj, Dinesh and Kalaiarasan. Pa. Ranjith will be wielding the director’s baton; Santhosh Narayanan will be the music director; Murali will handle the cinematography and Praveen K L the editing.

The title of the film is short for ‘Kabaleeshwaran’, the main protagonist in the movie who came from the Mylapore area in Chennai. On August 16, Pa Ranjith had resorted to Twitter to release the title of the upcoming superstar starrer, just a day before the completion of Rajnikanth’s 40 years in the film industry. Concurrently, a section of Rajnikanth’s fans created a new hashtag- #40YearsOfSuperstarRajinikanth – enabling all fans to share their memories of watching and enjoying the movies of the star.

Pa Ranjith revealed to IANS that Rajnikanth, in his 159th film, will be essaying the role of a large-hearted ageing gangster. The superstar would get an image makeover to suit the content-oriented role. It is not the first time that Rajnikanth will play the role of a don. He has done it multiple times before and, perhaps, his most famous one was in the blockbuster hit, ‘Baasha’.

Although the shooting was supposed to have commenced on August 2, owing to some delay, the film will begin to roll with the formal muhurat shot on September 17 and regular shooting will begin shortly after. While the initial few minutes will be in Chennai, the rest of the story will be set in Malaysia. The film is not going to be the typical masala movie known to Rajnikanth’s fans. Pa. Ranjith is expected to bring his own presentation style into the film.

Radhika Apte, the Ahalya sensation, will be paired opposite Rajnikanth. While some women characters have had powerful roles in his earlier films including Ramya Krishnan in Padayappa, Aishwarya Rai in Endhiran and Jyothika in Chandramukhi, others have donned just song-and-dance roles merely for added glamour. Radhika Apte has claimed that she will be playing a strong and challenging character in ‘Kabali’ which will not be restricted to being just another ‘glam’doll’. Rajnikanth’s daughter role will be essayed by Dhansika.