When arguably the world’s biggest superstar Thalaivar and the Mozart of Madras Rahman come together, it’s an event of mammoth proportions. Because this is a marriage of not just two artists, but of two forces to reckon with. No wonder then their combination is always so solid. Here are 5 of those reasons:
The Tamil Connection
A.R. Rahman’s greatest gems are tunes that were created for Tamil films. If you think his Bollywood albums are masterpieces, wait till you hear their Southern counterparts. And when those tunes are complemented by Thalaivar’s inimitable style, actions and expressions, what one witnesses is pure magic.
Any film with Rajinikanth becomes grand in scale by default. Add to that stupendous visual effects, larger than life sets, and unmatched overall production value in films like Sivaji, Endhiran, Kochadaiiyaan and now, Lingaa – only a musical maestro can do justice to the original soundtrack and background score that these films demand – and that is only Rahman.
One is a film legend and another music legend. Both Thalaivar and Rahman have dedicated followers all over the world who support them regardless of anything. For these ardent fans, neither can ever make a mistake and when the two forces join hands, the two communities also come together to ensure resounding success for their films.
When Rajinikanth’s precision and intricate detailing towards the art of acting, and Rahman’s technical prowess in music are combined, what we get is perfection. Their film and film-making sensibilities are so aligned that everything seems to fall into place automatically.
Call it two geniuses coming together or call it a habit, when it comes to the Rajini-Rahman combo, luck seems to favour the film. All films with the Rajini-Rahman combo have been box office smash hits and appreciated for their music, most notably Sivaji and Endhiran. So one can expect nothing less than a spectacle when these two powerful forces come together again for Lingaa.
Watch the Hindi trailer of Lingaa here and get excited for the film that releases on Thaliavar’s birthday, December 12th!