Rajinikanth got the superstar status for his close-to-life roles, which were blended with his styles and punch dialogues. More importantly, he stood different from other actors for his unique mannerisms, and the style of mouthing dialogues that eventually brought him the name - Style King.
Rajinikanth's entry to films
Born on December 12, 1950, Rajinikanth did quite a few small jobs in Bangalore before entering films. His style and talent of tossing the cigarette to the lips were first spotted by legendary actor K Balachander at a stage play in Chennai.
Seeing his dedication and hunger to act in films, K Balachander himself introduced him to Tamil cinema in the movie Apoorva Raagangal, which also starred Kamal Hassan. The first positive role, which gave him the desired break was SP Muthuraman's Bhuvana Oru Kelvi Kuri. However, it was Billa, which was probably his first commercial hit as a hero.
However, Rajinikanth's golden era of commercial films was between 1990-2000, where his most movies were blockbusters and brought him the 'superstar' status. In his three decades in film industry, he has acted in Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, English and Bengali films.
During this time, the sexagenarian's one-liners and mannerisms won the hearts of the audience. It is because his dialogues in the movies often represented his lifestyle. In the last two decades, most filmmaker, who have directed him, have tried to bring in a punch to the one-liners that he mouth in their movies.
Here, we are bringing in some of his popular dialogues.