By: Settu Shankar
Friday, June 22, 2007
Our superstar Rajini has used his oft-repeated quote in reel as well as in real life. 'Santhoshathileya periya santhosham Aduthavangala santhoshappaduthi parkirathuthan...!' (The greatest pleasure of mankind is to give as much pleasure as possible to others). The superstar always sets an example of himself as man who follows his own quotations.
The entire world is charmed with Rajini's Shivaji magic. But our superstar spent his valuable time watching the gully cricket in Chennai 600028!
He came alongwith his wife Latha Rajnikanth and daughter Soundarya Rajnikanth, and watched a special screening of Chennai 600028 at the Four Frames preview theatre in Chennai yesterday. Venkat and his brother Premji (also in the cast of the movie) received the actor there with a tinge of nervousness.
For the past two months, Rajini was nursing the desire to watch the movie directed by Venkat Prabhu, son of Rajini's friend Ghangai Amaran. At the time of the Chennai 600028 release, Venkat had invited the superstar for a special screening of the film. But due to his hectic schedule with Shivaji and the Himalayan holy trips, Rajini couldn't find time to watch the movie. But he had told Venkat then that he would come to the show after the release of Shivaji. He fulfilled his promise yesterday. The young director and his team has been pleased immeasureably, and they consider the superstar's presence as a great honour bestowed upon themselves and the film.
So what was the reaction of the superstar about the film?
Venkat told us: 'Rajini sir is a living legend of our times. I feel it is a great honour to me and my debut film. The Thalaivar has appreciated me and my crew with his typical smile. He blessed me and exhorted me to come up with more hits like Chennai 600028. He had a special word of praise for the actor Premji for his unflappable comedy...'