Kollywood filmmakers know Rajni fans have a long wait before they see their superstar’s next film.
By the time Endhiran (also spelt as Enthiran) releases in 2010, they would have waited for two desolate years; Kuselan, the last Rajni film released in August 2008. So RK Films and i Kapital plan to give an interim Rajni movie. They have dubbed Khoon Ka Karz – a Bollywood blockbuster and multistarrer – into Tamil as Engal Arasan. Not only have they dubbed it, they have also enhanced it digitally; the background score and the songs have been recreated and re-mixed in 5.1 DTS!
On February 15th, the movie’s promos featuring Rajni, Obama and the caption “Black Man, Big History” were pasted on compound walls, triggering a wave of curiosity in the city. Some speculated a new Rajni movie is on the anvil; others opined that this is one more Kuselan in the making! Now, you all know what the publicity was about. Engal Arasan also stars Bollywood stars Vinod Khanna, Sanjay Dutt, Kimi Katkar and Sangeeta Bijlani, but Rajinikanth’s role is pivotal. You will be delighted to know that Rajnikanth will feature for more than 70 minutes in this film which lasts 190 minutes. The superstar has three beautiful songs and three daredevil stunt sequences in it.
Recently, a special preview was arranged at Bharani Theatre for a small audience, comprising distributors and general public. The response was overwhelming not only inside the theatre but even outside! The organizers of the preview were shocked to see the crowds gathered outside, eagerly waiting to learn about the movie from those who had watched it! That is the magic of Rajni!
March is going to be exciting for Rajni fans! And for all those who lamented the long wait for Endhiran, there is a reason to cheer.