Rajinikanth’s Best Movies: Despite the fact that Rajinikanth neither frequently dominates the Forbes top 100 celebrities list in India and nor he do TV commercials and talk shows. Rajinikanth might not have been named among the world’s richest actors but he is one among the most popular Indian actors in the world. As he doesn’t do extensive promotions for his films but the kind of popularity he enjoys across the world with movie goers is unparalleled and is the proof of his extensive popularity.
He is the powerful leader down south and a significant population take every word of his as gospel. Sample this: his speech at a public function altered the outcome of the Tamil Nadu elections in 1996. Tamil cinema would not be where it is today, without the contribution of the Thalaivar.
So Today as the Thalaiva turned 66, we brought you the list of Rajinikanth’ best movies with strong performances. Following are the Top 10 movies or Rajinikanth’s Best Movies till date:
10. 16 Vayanthinile (1977)
This movie clinches the four state-level awards and is considered as one of the best performances of Rajinikanth. He played a Village rogue named Parattai and also got a super supporting cast in Kamal Hassan and Sridevi.
09. Murattu Kaalai (1980)
This movie was the blockbuster hit of the year and Rajinikanth comes out of his comfort zone for this movie and played the character of Kaalaiyan with some extraordinary potential and this character also helped him getting the status of Superstar of the south film Industry.
08. Thalapathi (1990)
This movie was directed by Ace director Mani Ratnam and was adopted from the real life character of Mahabharat and portrayed the friendship between Arjun and Karna and this also is considered as best performance by Rajinikanth.
07. Muthu (1995)
This was the remake of a Malayalam movie and was released in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and Japanese also. This helped Rajinikanth to increase his popularity in Japan and also collected a whopping $1.6 million in Japan.
06. Baasha (1995)
This movie and another release from 1995 proved out to a landmark in Rajinikanth’s career. Rajinikanth’s character revolves around the plot to avenge his friend’s death and established Rajinikanth in angry young man look and also he’s been appreciated a lot for his witty dialogues in the movie.
05. Arunachalam (1997)
A 1997 hit movie featuring Soundarya and Rambha opposite Rajinikanth was critically and commercially acclaimed and also won three Tamilnadu state awards.
04. Annamalai (1992)
This was the remake of Hindi movie Khudgarz by Rakesh Roshan. The movie starring Rajinikanth, Sarath Babu and Khushboo in lead roles, was also acclaimed widely by the audience.
03. Chandramukhi (2005)
Rajinikanth’s horror thriller and psychiatry ‘Chandramukhi’ feat. Prabhu and Jyotika opposite Rajinikanth is also considered as best movies in South Film Industry. This was a huge commercial success and also considered as one of the best horror movies of that time.
02. Enthiran (2010)
Enthiran, the 2010n Sci-Fi thriller featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan opposite Rajinikanth was a bold choice for Thalaiva. And Rajini played the double role of a scientist and Robot in the movie. This movie received huge success in regional as well as national(Hindi Audience) level.
01. Sivaji (2007)
The 2007 Superhit was all about Rajinikanth and a perfect combination of action, comedy, thrill and romance. This movie reestablished the superstar label to Rajinikanth and received huge success in the industry.