Rajinikanth is undoubtedly, one of the greatest actors who have taken birth on the Indian soil. Despite coming of age, this great actor continues to enjoy global fan following and is considered as the highest paid actor in the country. Whether it is action, romance, comedy or drama, Rajinikanth has an amazing grip over evry genre of films.
Here is a list of top 10 best Rajinikanth movies:
10. Vayathinile (1977)
The four state awards winner movie “Vayathinile” is considered as one of the best movies of Rajnikath. This 1977 release starred Rajinikanth as a village rogue, Parattai and he was supported by able actors, Kamal Hassan and Sridevi. It was one of the earlier films of his career.
9. Murattu Kaalai (1980)
“Murattu Kaalai” was the blockbuster hit of 1980, which saw the comeback of the banner AVM Productions into Tamil industry. Rajinikanth played the larger than life character of Kaalaiyan in the movie and this role was instrumental in getting him the status of a super star in the industry.
8. Thalapathi (1990)
Next on the list of best Rajinikanth movies is the 1990 film “Thalapathi”, which is adapted from the true life friendship of Mahabharata characters, Duryodhana and Karna. The film was directed by legendary director Mani Ratnam and showcased a brilliant performance by Rajinikanth.
7. Muthu (1995)
The 1995 super duper hit “Muthu” comes next on this list. A remake of a Malayalam movie, this film was made in Tamil and later dubbed in Telugu, Hindi and Japanese too. It created a huge fan following for the actor in Japan and grossed a huge collection of $ 1.6 million there.
6. Baasha (1995)
Another 1995 release “Baasha” is regarded as a landmark in the career of this great actor. The movie starred Nagma in female lead and is based on the story of a man who wants to avenge the death of his friend. Rajinikanth was appreciated a lot for his mannerisms and witty dialogues in the movie.
5. Arunachalam (1997)
The next name on the list of top 10 best Rajinikanth movies is that of “Arunachalam”, a 1997 release, which starred the legend, along with actresses Rambha and Soundarya. The film was acclaimed commercially and critically and was awarded three Tamil Nadu State Film Awards.
4. Annamalai (1992)
Another highly appreciated Rajinikanth movie is the 1992 release, “Annamalai”, which was the remake of a Hindi movie called “Khudgarz”, which was made by ace film maker Rakesh Roshan. The film had Rajinikanth, Sarath babu and Khushboo in lead roles.
3. Chandramukhi (2005)
Featuring next on the list of best movies of Rajinikanth is “Chandramukhi”, a 2005 psychiatry and horror thriller, in which Rajinikanth was supported by Prabhu and Jyotika. The movie fetched critical acclaim along with raving commercial success for the super star.
2. Enthiran (2010)
The 2010 sci fi thriller “Enthiraan”, which had Rajinikanth in the double role of a scientist and a robot, is considered as one of his greatest movies ever. Beauty Queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the female lead in the film, which received huge success in its Hindi version “Robot”
1. Sivaji (2007)
The 2007 release “Sivaji” received huge success in the industry, along with great appreciation for Rajinikanth, reinforcing his super star status in the industry. It was the perfect mix of action, romance, thrill and comedy and took the box office by storm.
Some other highly successful movies of the star are “Billa”, “Padayappa”, “Linga”, “Rare Melodies” and “Baba”.