If you are a fan of Rajnikanth, we have many of his movies at the library. Of course we don’t have Enthiran as yet. It is still running to packed houses in India and so the DVD version will take some time to make its way into our collection. But we have other titles that you might find interesting.
Sivaji (2007): Sivaji (Rajnikanth in the lead role), a U.S. returned software engineer wants to use his fortune to create social reform. But his efforts are thwarted by corrupt officials and undermined by a political strongman. Sivaji uses political blackmail to achieve his goals, but his rivals threaten his fiancée with his death if she doesn't turn over computer evidence which results in his imprisonment. My favorite line in the movie is “Panni than daa koottama varum; Singam single aa than varum” (Only the swine comes in herds; The Lion will always come alone).
Chandramukhi (2005): In this musical comedy, a newlywed couple, Senthil and Ganga, move into an old mansion and creepy things start happening. Who is behind all this: Is it the ghost of the former occupant, Chandramukhi, an ancient courtesan? Or is it the family of Shweta, the woman intended to be Senthil's bride? This movie is also available in Hindi as Bhool Bhulaiyaa with Akshay Kumar in Rajni’s role as a psychiatrist.
Padayappa (1999): There is nothing new in the storyline but its Rajnikanth flair for drama and the intense chemistry between the lead actors that makes this movie watchable. Ramya Krishna is a hot-tempered girl who admires Rajni, but Rajni likes Soundarya. Years later, and Rajni's daughter Preetha falls in love with Abbas, Ramya's nephew. Ramya uses their love affair to settle old scores with Rajni. My favorite line from this movie “En Vazhi Thani Vazhi...” (My way is a different way…)
Annamalai (1992): In this movie, Rajni plays Annamalai, who starts out as a cowherd, and becomes a millionaire by selling milk. It is the story of two childhood friends who fall out then become enemies in the hotel business. About his style of functioning, he has this to say: Naan solrathaiyum seiven, sollathathiyum seiven.” (I will do what I say, I will also do what I don’t say.)