Thursday, March 23, 2006

Sivaji - New Stills

[Pics Courtesy Maverick. Click pics to enlarge]

Looks like thalaivar's got the retro hairstyle for atleast a few scenes in the film. Not too thrilled about his costume but he does look really youthful, especially in the first pic :-)



21 Comments:

At 9:26 PM, Blogger Prasanna said...

thalaivar luks cool.Seems the whole unit have put in lots of effort. Hope the movie turns out to be a blockbuster. Not that easy to make a 56 yr old guy luk like a 30 yr old. He luks like the Rajini we ve seen in Nallavanuku Nallavan.

 
At 10:12 PM, Blogger மு.கார்த்திகேயன் said...

Thalaivar looks awesome with his hair style in Rajathi Raja. My pick of the photo is second one, where he standing nearby car.

What is the chance of release of these photos? Are they releasing this for promo and keep the buzz always?

 
At 10:29 PM, Anonymous ram said...

kezhavan-a kumaran-aa maathra oppanai kalaignarey, unnai thalaivanangugiren ;)

yeah, i like his hair style with a parting on the left, much better than his ara-vazhukkai look of the early 90s (e.g. thalapathi).

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger nattamai, India said...

enya rajinikku/shankarukku intha vendaatha velai? ulla padding veraya?

 
At 10:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

His makeup artist should be given an Oscar for transforming this ugly looking guy to a somewhat presentable state...

Get over calling him or anyone Thalaivar. That's what uneducated people call politicans...

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Sandya said...

Yenna Anon, got up on the wrong side of the bed-aa?.. Thalaivar-nu koopitta ivaLavu kOvam varudhu?.. Calling someone thalaivar is such a generic thing.. I don't think educated folks like us are running off to plaster big posters all over town for 'thalaivar' or do paalabhishekam or stand in long queues to watch first-day, first-shows... (at least, I don't know anyone who does stuff like this every day of his/her life in the U.S, (except the first-day, first-show thing that many of us do during a 'thalaivar' film release!).. there very well may be folks back home in Tamilnadu doing this stuff every day!)..

The max we do is sit here, viewing, reviewing pics from Sivaji and claiming our 'thalaivar' will never age..

Anyways, that's the best I have seen "thalaivar" since.. well, for the longest time.. Not a surprise considering this is a Shankar film.. Only wished Shankar had paid as much attention to the "younger" Kamal in Indhiyan. Now, there was a guy who really needed help in that particular film in the "looks" and "weight" department.

 
At 12:42 AM, Blogger Suresh Kumar said...

inaddition to Rajini's fresh looks, i like the color tone in the picture, it evokes an easy cool mood for which is guessed to be a comic scene, K.V.Anand seems to have done his job well. though the Music Instrument shop set is artifical, it looks beautiful. Btw, anyone know who is the art director?

 
At 12:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Art is by Padmashri Thottatharani.

 
At 6:26 AM, Anonymous doofus said...

he looks fricking ridiculous.. thats all I have to say..

long time reader.. first time poster..

 
At 6:48 AM, Blogger bhuvan said...

I hope these are not actual stills from the film, cause they look simply awful! Rajni may look youthful, but his clothes look ridiculous on him. The same goes for Vivek. I guess I was too optimistic something mind-blowing from a Shankar-Rajni-pairing. This looks way too run-off-the-mill.

Ah, well... and as for calling Rajni thalaivar. I just do that to piss off people who can't stop pointing to his lesser acting abilities and lack of good looks when compared to someone like Kamal. Sure, he ain't pretty, he ain't a great actor, but no other actor can match him in terms of presence, charisma and empathy.

Thalaiva! Vaalka! If only he could turn out a good film once in a while. It's been more than ten years since he excelled in MUTHU and ANNAMALAI - his most accomplished films, in my humble opinion.

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Filbert said...

The pictures are _________ (you can fill the blank with any of the umpteen adjectives in the English language, which has even a remote meaning of 'amazing'). I was actually thrilled more on seeing the costumes and I am sure Thalaivar will look great on-screen in these costumes.

 
At 9:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greattttttttttttttttt pictures...THALAIVAR looks ammmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaazing...but I do have to agree with Bhuvan as far as the clothes go...I am not very sure if those capris(??!!!??) suit our thalaivar...Waiting for the big release...

 
At 9:52 AM, Blogger Sirnapper said...

WOW he does look young, thanks Balaji i borrowed some pics hehe

 
At 10:28 AM, Anonymous Shwetha said...

Wow...Me thinks thalaivar looks reeeeeally cool! Only Qn that I have is..... Why is he wearing capris???? Plus it looks dangerously similar to the one that that I bought from Gap recently. Makes me wonder if I mixed up the aisles while shopping!..

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

Great stills...thalaivar summa nachunu irukaru; i guess it will be good to see Vivek and Rajini trying to get their comedy act together. The makeup person is indeed doing a commendable job in Thlaivar's new trasnformation, but the capris and the green t-shirt kinda make it a weird combo, hope the new look doesn't make thalaivar look gay.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Venkat said...

Vivek looks truly hilarious.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Ms Ch said...

No comment about Rajni, but I had to post to let Bhuvan know that I was amused by why he calls Rajni 'Thalaivar'. LOL I am not particularly a fan of his, but I have nothing against him either. However, calling him thalaivar to just piss people off is pretty cool! LOL 15 years ago, I may have been one of those to have been pissed off by that, but such things don't matter anymore. I guess that's why I am as amused as I am.

Wonder why Bhuvan doesn't blog or does he? It would have been entertaining/good.

BB. sorry for blabbering in your comments section. BTW, don't you have a profile page?

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger Balaji said...

guys, rajni's always had a great eye for costumes. he proved that once again in 'chandramukhi'. i wasn't too happy with the capris here. but considering that vivek is with him, this might turn out to be a comedy scene. and we know thalaivar goes all out in his dresses when he's going for laughs :)

 
At 2:44 AM, Blogger bhuvan said...

Balaji, I guess u maybe right about this being a comedy scene and Rajni dressing like this because of that. But why release these stills first? Why not release some of his in action mode or singing a song or whatever...

Yo Missy, thanx for the flowers. Don't have a blog, cause I ain't got time on my hands.

And as for Rajni: he is truly a phenomenon - I loved all his antics as a kid and then distanced myself from him once I came to realise what a shoddy, inept actor he actually is - he has none of the depth or versatility Kamal brings to his roles.

But revisiting most of his films over the past couple of year, I understood the particular attraction he still holds over me and countless other Tamil film fans who are far less critical about him and thus deify him as "thalaivar": his best films are about him starting out as a common good man one can identify with, who is horribly wronged, then takes his revenge and then delivers a happy-end for everyone.

Also, the fact that he started out as a villain with all of his trademark stylistic devices (the cigarette, the hair, the laugh, the line delivery, the cocky attitude) gives him that extra edge whenever his good character loses it and turns menacing - remember that awesome sequence before the intermission of BATCHA, where the peaceful Manikkam turns into an avenging angel of death? Simply awesome!

And the way his best directors - S.P. Muthuraman, Suresh Krishna, K.S. Ravikumar - created and built upon his singular screen persona: 'Podhuvaga en manasu thangam, oru pottiyinu vanthuvitta singam', indeed.

The man, the myth, the screen legend - Rajini is a unique phenomenon. (Or maybe he's just an old ugly fuck who happened to be at the right place at the right time - but I didn't say that!). ;-)

 
At 9:33 AM, Anonymous ram said...

kaadhalikarthukku munnale peththavangala marandhurreenge...
kaadhalikkum podhu ungalaye marandhurreenge...
kalyanathukku apram kaadhala marandhudhadeenge...
--Padaiyappa
Samayal Pannum podhu uppa marandhureenge...
Beeda podum podhu thuppa marandhureenge...
samayal-ku apram beeda poatta 'Mukka' marandhudatheenge...
--Sadaiyappa

 
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