"What better gift can you give your Father on Fathers Day than get a message from a Man who Listens to his Father and becomes the Bachelor of Social Service for his motherland" this was our ad campaign to our Tamil Sangam Members in the last two weeks said Swami Shanker,Vice President of Greater Milwaukee Tamil Sangam and an ardent supporter of Rajini, who migrated to the US 19 years ago. This coupled with the articles on the web and the craze from three generations of Rajini fans in Milwaukee propelled people to the screening of the movie in Milwaukee on Fathers Day. No other Tamil movie screened in Milwaukee in the last 19 years witnessed interests of this proportions.
They were Doctors, Professors, Senior Citizens, Business , Software Professionals, Business Owners and students who are working their way up to become professionals. Most of the well settled drive Mercedez, BMW and Toyota. Whistles, Dances and Grafftiti, US style that is what they do when they see him on the screen....Rajini makes them do it. They may have come to the US decades ago but they have not forgotten their matinee idol. They created time on Fathers day and had a chance to listen to the Superstar and celebrate his 100th movie in the theater. The young and the not so young all came with their families and it was time to celebrate Fathers Day in style.
Off late Rajinis super hit movies has a theme in the story touching America, either it be Padayappa, Chandramukhi or Sivaji. Rajini is a magnet that brings out people even in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Rajini had two messages in this movie:
One for the NRI"s....come back to India and do good for the country that gave it to you Second message was for the business and political world, draw black money out and pay your dues the country will prosper.
Vivek did a fantastic job of providing the vitamin for laughter and the songs were filmed with very colorful taste.
For three hours we were not in Milwaukee, he brought us back home to Tamilnadu and reminded us what we should do, not just make money but to give to the needy back home. True Transformation.....Rajni Style.
Thank You BOSS we got the message.