The Southern hero thrives, not as a commercialised brand or product as in Hindi films, deployed on the side of adorkable sarra manning epub economics, but as a ritualised icon, deployed on the side of politics.
Outside it doesn't matter.
But what the great man, now 62, still hasn't been able to devise is an antidote to a boring biography on himself.In that sense a 'star autobiography' call of duty mod tools is both impossible and irrelevant without sketching a deeper profile of his fan base.The book will need to explain why, after four decades of chubby, fair-skinned heroes, this lean, mean, anti-hero emerges as a version of updated masculinity, which seems, in its exaggerations, to be a concession to a sense of 'male lack'.Superstar Rajinikanth my own astrologically more advanced horoscopic chart of the author tells me he was sent down for quite another purpose.The Southern star, on the other hand, is ever a dummy, a mask.A book on this over 35 years old typhoon in the Tamil film industry, who has acted in 158 films, has over 63,000 registered fan clubs in his name and has more insertions in sections on 'popular culture' than any living performer other than perhaps.Co-actors and crew members have shared stories of how he prefers to sleep on the sets, without a pillow, covering his eyes with a wet cloth.
Tossed, spun, shaken and stirred thus, the author gets totally mixed up about whether he is writing a 'biography' or a 'filmography'.My own contention, based on a closer reading of the superstars of the South Indian film industry, has been that you can have autobiographies only of actors-not of stars.I hope you injoy this life story.After that it is a rapid ricochet of informational flotsam that does little to illumine our darkness about the Rajini phenomenon.Of the star, you can only have a caricature."They are fools said Voltaire, "who light a candle to look at the sun." Biographers of Tamil film stars resemble these unfortunates.Why unnecessarily give yourself discomfort?".