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Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography (English)

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What do the different tags like "In Stock", "Available" mean?

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For items listed as "In Stock", Sellers will mention the delivery time based on your location pincode (usually 2-3 business days, 4-5 business days or 4-6 business days in areas where standard courier service is available). For other areas, orders will be sent by Registered Post through the Indian Postal Service which may take 1-2 weeks depending on the location.

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Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography (English) (Hardcover) Price: Rs. 419

Learn more about the man behind the legend, the marvel of South Indian cinema with Naman Ramachandran’s Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography.

Summary of the Book

His path is his own and his charisma knows no parallel. No one knows when or how he will come, but he does when the time is right. Rajinikanth’s mere name shatters the earth and shows the world what a rags-to-riches story is like. Shivaji Rao Gaekwad began taking part in plays while still working as a bus conductor in the Bangalore Transport Service. He joined the Madras Film Institute with support from his friend and co-worker. He was noticed by the director K. Balachander, who recommended Shivaji Rao learn Tamil, and soon, Rajinikanth was born. From his debut in the Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal to his epic roles in hits like Baashha and Padayappa, he has captured the hearts and souls of his fans around the world. In this book, the author presents the complete story of the Super Star, revealing what motivates him, and how he lives up to the name.

About Naman Ramachandran

Naman Ramachandran is a film critic and writer. He has worked with The Times of India, HBO, Cinemax, Nickelodeon, BBC, MTV, Star, Zee, Sony and Hallmark.

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Specifications of Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography (English) (Hardcover)

Book Details
Publisher Viking
ISBN-10 0670086207
Number of Pages 244 Pages
Publication Year 2012
Language English
ISBN-13 9780670086207
Binding Hardcover
Dimensions
Weight 602 g
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Author Naman Ramachandran
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Reviews of Rajinikanth: The Definitive Biography (English) (Hardcover)

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hari

Apr 2, 2014

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not nice one to read

i am a big fan of rajini sir

but author just explained each movie of rajini sir nothing more is there.

it won't call as a biography
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gopinath rajasekar

Mar 8, 2014

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superrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

this book covers most emphatic points of rajnikanth's life! a true wonder for his fans like me! go for it u wont regret

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Hemanth

Dec 12, 2013

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Awesome book

This book describes rajni characters played in his movies, audience response and some actors experience who worked with rajni. It also covers the rajnikanth child s life and his philosophy's. The very interesting part is his off screen personality and spirituality. I finished the entire book in 2 da… (View complete review)
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chevy

Nov 7, 2013

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undoubtedly the best book on rajni

a thorough well written book about rajni and his life. great writing.well researched . good content beyond the cinema part of his life.

Waaah, only regret, I purchased this book for Rs. 500 on flipkart and now Flipkart reduced the price!!!!!!!!

But full stars for the book and its …
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Aishwarya Rajagopal

Mar 24, 2013

Very well written. No-nonsense, factual narration.

Very well researched & excellently narrated in a journalistic & factual manner. The detailing of the depth of his characters in his movies makes me want to watch all of them again! What makes it more interesting and authentic is the description of the social and political environment during the maki… (View complete review)

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Edith Stevens

Jan 6, 2013

A superb evocation of a life and career

I am an actress now settled in Goa and I was dragged along to a book reading by the author by friends who are die-hard fans of Rajnikant. I knew nothing about the man or his career and was entranced by the author's reading. I bought the book immediately and was transported on an incredible journey. While it was all new territory for me, my fan friends who also bought the book and who had been following Rajinikant's career since the beginning found it full of facts and anecdotes even they didn't know. Beginning to read for the second time now.
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Vidya Hariharan

Dec 31, 2012

Helped me become a fan of the phenomenon

Till I read this book, Rajini was just a trend - one I viewed with some bemusement.

The book helped to contextualize the man, his body of work and the reasons for his mass appeal - not just in South India (or all the countries where South Indians are present) but also in markets such as Japan.

The book is extremely well researched - and does not suffer for the lack of personal reminiscences from the Superstar. It provides an interesting insight into the man as well as the cult phenomenon that he has become.

The book has helped me become a fan - I am now curious to see h
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Amala Kumar

Dec 28, 2012

A Racy Read

An incredibly well written book - comprehensive and original analysis that provides a wealth of information at a rapid pace without every getting boring. A page turner which I was unable to put down from the get go. I loved it so much that I ended up buying additional copies to gift my friends. Must have for your bookshelf.
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Dwaipayan Chatterjee

Dec 27, 2012

Possibly the best film biography ever

I finally got hold of my own copy and read it in two days flat. It's nothing short of enthralling. Bursting with little known facts about the superstar and packed with exclusive interviews from a who's who including Mani Ratnam, Revati, SP Muthuraman, Kusboo, Vairamuthu, Santoish Shivan etc. Very importantly, it also provides a fascinating history of South indian cinema and culture and shows how it shaped tis man and made him star.

Must read, highly reccommended.
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Nelson Sivalingam

Jan 7, 2013

The Rajini Effect

A detailed and thoroughly researched biography about Rajinikanth, that not only takes you on a journey through his career until present day but also uses the Superstar as a device to explore the socio-cultural and political changes in India. My favourite chapters have to be the ones about Thalapathy and Baasha where great insights are provided by the respective directors Mani Ratnam and Suresh Krishna. The book has rekindled the urge in me to go and revisit the Rajinikanth classics so I think i'll be going on my own hunt for his DVDs!
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Sunil Morparia

Jan 6, 2013

More than a biography-packed with spiritual life lessons

What a wonderful surprise this book turned out to be. It was the gold cover which prompted me to pick it up. I only know of Rajinikanth from movies such as Chaalbaaz and Andha Kanoon, but this well researched book revealed many surprising facts behind the making of the super-star. It was humbling to read about how inspite of climbing so high, Rajinikanth is still a man of the masses. In fact this book is more than a biography - it has many spiritual life-lessons which I really loved.
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Vidya Venkatraman

Dec 30, 2012

The real story behind the persona

It was very interesting to find out aspects of Superstar's personality that I did not know about on reading this book. Especially his spiritual side has been explored in some depth and I found out more about why he did not really make it in the North.
Many thanks to the author for this comprehensive read.
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R. Hariharan

Dec 18, 2012

A sincere attempt

While it does talk about all movies of Rajani (which is inevitable in a biography of a movie star) the write up makes a sincere attempt to bring out the humane personality of the super actor. worth reading.
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Karthik Manivasagam

Dec 16, 2012

Interesting Read

While the book doesn't reveal much about Rajini's personal life that isn't already public knowledge, it does walk you through various phases of Rajini's life through this movies. What makes the book interesting is the way the author describes the social, cultural and political environment around which the movies were made.
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Ashanti OMkar

Jan 30, 2013

Brilliant biography

I had always been in awe of Rajinikanth's work, simply because of my upbringing, as a Tamil. Even though I grew up in Denmark, Nigeria and then most of my life in London, England, his name was always around me. From cousins who were fans, to friends who were fans and the rituals of watching his ever release. I remember queuing up to see Padayappa at Wimbledon Odeon, on the day of release and then seeing it 3 more times, with various people, at various London cinemas and the same goes for films like Muthu. I re-watch some of his classics often, like Thalapathi, Apoorva Raagangal and Johnny. Whe
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