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Straight Talk! Rajini and Kamal step down from their thrones for youngsters
Friday, April 21, 2017 • Tamil Comments

MGR and Sivaji Ganesan ruled Tamil cinema during its nascent stage and were revered as demigods whose legacies live even today. Now close to three decades, it is Superstar Rajinikanth and Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan who are the undisputed twin overlords of the industry. Even until five years ago the duo rarely made public appearances and were inaccessible to most but a select few even in the industry.

The social media revolution has brought these giants to a much closer vicinity than ever before and it is highly sportive of both Rajini and Kamal to have fully embraced it. Today we often get to see even small time filmmakers getting their audio launches or first looks unveiled by the stalwarts. Unknown directors who have made an impressive film get calls of appreciation from the Thalaivar and the Andavar and what more can they ask for. The Nadigar Sangam and the Producer Council, which is in the hands of relative youngsters have the blessings of the two legends.

Today’s generation is lucky that Rajini and Kamal often step down from their thrones and mingle with the crowds as mere mortals. Their rivalry has all but disappeared, giving way to a bromance that is delightfully heartwarming. Tamil cinema is blessed to have these two luminaries shining as bright as ever shedding the light on the youngsters who have much to take home from their experiences.