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Top 10 Movies Of Rajinikanth

If you look up the word "Superstar" in the dictionary, it wouldn't be too surprising to find Rajinikanth's photo below the definition. His immense success has been attributed to his uniquely styled dialogues and idiosyncrasies in films, as well as his political statements and philanthropy. Here's a list of 10 Top Movies of our beloved actor, Rajinikanth. Enjoy!


Robot or Endhiran is a 2010 Indian Tamil science fiction techno thriller, co-written and directed by Shankar. The film features Rajinikanth in dual roles, as a scientist and an andro humanoid robot, alongside Aishwarya Rai. The film's story revolves around the scientist's struggle to control his creation, the android robot whose software was upgraded to give it the ability to comprehend and generate human emotions. The plan backfires as the robot falls in love with the scientist's fiancée and is further manipulated to bring destruction to the world when it lands in the hands of a rival scientist.

The film marked the Indian cinema-debut of Legacy Effects, which was responsible for the film's animatronics. The film's background score and soundtrack, which was composed by A. R. Rahman, became the best-selling world album on the iTunes Store in three countries within a few days of its digital release. It is believed to be India's most expensive film since its release.

The film received generally positive critical acclaim upon release. It was claimed to be the highest-grossing Indian film of all time, although because official box office records are not kept in India, this cannot be independently verified and the claim was disputed by Box Office India. It also went on to receive appraisals from notable celebrities in India and across the globe. The following year, the film won a number of awards during many ceremonies, including that year's National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards South, mainly for its art direction and special effects.


Sivaji: The Boss

Sivaji is a 2007 Indian Tamil action thriller film directed by Shankar and produced by AVM Productions. Rajinikanth and Shriya Saran played the lead roles. A. R. Rahman composed the film's successful soundtrack and background music.

The film revolves around a well-established software systems architect, Sivaji, who returns home to India after finishing work in the United States. On his return, he dreams of giving back to society with free medical treatment and education. However his plans face a roadblock in the form of the influential businessman, Adiseshan. When corruption also arises, Sivaji is left with no option but to fight the system in his own way.



Chandramukhi is a 2005 Indian comedy-horror film directed by P. Vasu and produced by Ramkumar Ganesan. It's a remake of the Kannada film Apthamitra, which in itself was a remake of the Malayalam film Manichitrathazhu.

It starred Rajinikanth, making Chandramukhi his "come back" film after the box office failure of Baba. The title role was played by Jyothika while Prabhu Ganesan and Nayantara played other lead roles. The film ran for over 700 days at the box office, selling 20 million tickets worldwide. This was the first Tamil film to beat the record set by Padayappa (1999), and in turn beaten two years later by Sivaji (2007); both of them also being Rajinikanth-starrers. The film was awarded Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film for year 2005. Jyothika won positive critical acclaim and awards for her performance, including a Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actress and a nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Actress in Tamil.





Rana is a delayed historical action film co-written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar starring Rajinikanth, whose story the film will be based upon. Deepika Padukone has been signed on as the female lead. The film will be jointly produced by Ocher Picture Productions and Eros International. The film will feature cinematography by R. Rathnavelu and music composed by A. R. Rahman.

Despite the occurrence of principal photography, which took place on 29 April 2011, casting is still incomplete. During the first schedule of filming, Rajinikanth fell ill on sets and was admitted to hospital for over a month, resulting in an indefinite postponement of filming. Further attempts for the film to continue production throughout the year failed. In April 2014, production on Rana resumed.


Kochadaiiyaan: The Legend

Kochadaiiyaan is a 2014 Indian Tamil historical fiction-action film written by K. S. Ravikumar and directed by debutante Soundarya R. Ashwin. The film features characters whose designs were based on the appearance and likeness of their respective actors. Soundarya's father Rajinikanth enacted and voiced the three lead roles. Deepika Padukone performed the female lead, whilst Aadhi and Jackie Shroff performed supporting characters. The narrative follows the quest of an 8th century warrior who seeks revenge after witnessing the unlawful punishment administered to his father, a good-hearted warrior in his kingdom, by the jealous ruler.

It is "India's first photorealistic performance capture film", the film was a tribute to the centennial of Indian cinema. Overall, the film received a mixed critical response worldwide, wherein critics drew comparisons to other films that have used motion capture technology, notably Avatar (2009), and noted general discrepancies in the animation. Other aspects of the film, including performances, background score, and screenplay, received acclaim. The film had a large opening in Tamil Nadu and across the world, while a less enthusiastic reception was seen in other parts of India.


Mullum Malarum

Mullum Malarum is a 1978 Indian Tamil drama film directed by J. Mahendran and produced by Venu Chettiar. The film, which features Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu, Fatafat Jayalaxmi and Shoba, marked Mahendran's directorial debut and was adapted from writer Umachandran's award-winning novel of the same name, albeit with several changes. It tells the story of Kali, a winch operator who conflicts with his superior Kumaran at a power plant, which eventually leads to the loss of his left arm and job.

Mullum Malarum was released on 15 August 1978 (India's Independence Day) to a tepid commercial response, but positive critical reviews and favourable word of mouth helped it to become a success. The film was a major breakthrough for Rajinikanth, whose performance as Kali received unanimous praise and is widely considered to be the best performance of his career. Mullum Malarum was a landmark Tamil film in that it focused primarily on the visual medium and realism, without melodrama, fights, duets or excessive dialogue. The film won the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Film and the Filmfare Award for Best Tamil Film, and Rajinikanth won the Arima Sangam Award for Best Actor, as well as a special prize for Best Actor at the Tamil Nadu State Film Awards. The success of Mullum Malarum spawned a Telugu-dubbed version Mullu Puvvu and a Malayalam remake titled Venalil Oru Mazha in 1979, as well as a Hindi remake titled Pyari Behna in 1985.


Moondru Mugam

Moondru Mugam is Tamil feature film starring Rajinikanth doing a triple role as Alex pandian, Arun and John. It was a Mega Hit blockbuster and completed a 250-days run at the box office. This film received the Best actor (for Rajinikanth) in 1982 from the Tamil Nadu Government.

This film received the Best actor (for Rajinikanth) in 1982 from the Tamil Nadu Government.


Nallavanuku Nallavan

Nallavanuku Nallavan is a Tamil film, directed by SP. Muthuraman. The film was a remake of Telugu film Dharmatmudu starring Krishnam Raju. The film was later remade in Kannada as Jeevana Chakra (1985) starring Vishnuvardhan and Raadhika Sarathkumar in main roles. It was a blockbuster and completed a 152-day run at the box office.

This film bagged the Filmfare Award for Best Actor for Rajnikanth.





Muthu is a 1995 Indian Tamil film directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film stars Rajinikanth, Meena, and Sarath Babu. It was the debut film for K. S. Ravikumar with Rajinikanth. The film's score and soundtrack is composed by A. R. Rahman. It is the partial remake of the Malayalam film Thenmavin Kombath (1994). Muthu became a major success among 1995 Deepavali releases along with Makkal Aatchi and Kuruthipunal.

The film was a blockbuster and completed a 175-day run at the box office. It was dubbed into Telugu under the same title. It was also dubbed in Hindi as Muthu Maharaja and was distributed by Eros Labs. In 1998, the film was dubbed in Japanese, by the distributor Xanadoux, as Muthu Odoru Maharaja which means Muthu - The Dancing Maharaja and completed a 182-day run grossing ¥200 million at the box office.

Rajinikanth won Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor in 1996 for this movie.



Padayappa is a 1999 Tamil drama film written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar. The film features Rajinikanth, Soundarya and Ramya Krishnan playing lead roles, whilst Sivaji Ganesan, Abbas, Lakshmi and Nassar play pivotal supporting roles. With soundtrack composed by A. R. Rahman, it was highly successful at box office.

Rajinikanth won Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor in 1999 for this movie.