12 April 2006
really a shocking news not only for Kannada Cinema but for the
state of Karantaka state. No wonder if Super Star cancel his
Shivaji schedule and move immediately to Bangalore. None other
leaders would have such a impact of Rajkumar on Kannadigas. In the
last 50 years, he is such a legend, ruled the Kannada cinema by
giving just 206 films. When he was completing his 100 films, Tamil
cinema had seen the second generation of people like Rajni & Kamal.
As concerned in Kannada cinema, Shivaji + M.G.R = Rajkumar. Being a
successor, Super Star always proudly to mention Shivaji, M.G.R &
Rajkumar as his forerunner. He has been keeping good contact with
Rajkumar family even from 70s. He was supposed to do small villain
role in Rajkumar's film. Super Star got the first
appreciation from Rajkumar for his block buster movie in Kannada
cinema, Andam Moola Saval in earlier 80s.
Rajkumar was a big inspiration for Rajni to make his spiritual
venture, Sri Raghavendirrar. Rajni - Rajkumar friendship went a
remarkable stage only after this movie. Like Rajni, Rajkumar was
also creating waves on Kannada politics. To be frank, there is no
opponents for Rajkumar in Karnataka. Whoever the ruling party, has
to get the blessings of Rajkumar, no other way.
In 90s itself, Rajkumar took the decision not to enter into party
politics when N.T.R adviced him to start a new party. However, he
started a movement for Kannadigas and it's still question mark why
he didn't like to taste the power!
No one could forget the role of Rajni in Rajkumar kidnap case.
Rajni wanted to take some initiatives to rescue Rajkumar at any
cost failing it will reflect to the tamilians who settled in
Bangalore. Rajni himself came forward to help the emissary sent on
behalf of Tamil Nadu & Karnataka State Governement. Once he
declared that he was ready enter into forest if required. It was
because of Rajkumar, Rajni described Veerappan as monster which
created waves among the Vanniyar community and rest of the thing we
know very well.
Whenever Rajkumar comes to Chennai, never forget to call up Rajni.
When he was undergoing treatment in MIOT, Chennai, Rajni went there
to see him which was a surprise visit even the staff of MIOT were
also not expected. In the last 10 years, Rajni has become the
family member of Rajkumar's family and he never missed to attend
their family functions including Rajkumar family film functions.
Last time, when i had been to Bangalore for Super Star Birthday
celebrations, i got a chance to participate in 'Joogi" 100th day
function. Thanks to Raja & Ilavarasan for the arrangements. I've
expected that much crowd for a film function. "Jooghi" had crossed
only 100 days and they were celebrating in a play ground like
Chepauk. Rajkumar couldn't stand in the stage. Wherever we see huge
crowd, people shouting in kannada, kannadiga flag, Rajkumar stills.
No other person would be getting this much honour there.
Yes.. Kannadigas are identifying Rajkumar with the state of
Karantaka.. they proudly say Rajkumar is the eldest brother of
Kannada Ammegey! No one can replace it May his soul continue
to rest on the hearts of Kannadigas!
- Ramki from www.rajinifans.com