Rajini had a legendary
rain song in Johnny “Kaatril enthan
geetham” when he runs in the rain with
Sridevi singing longingly.
Few people in the history of cinema can rock
a fight sequence the way Rajini can. And he
does not even need fancy CGI like the Hollywood
hotshots, just his legendary emoting skills.
And when rain also plays a part, it doubles
the effect. This is evident in a lot of movies
but Baasha and Thalapathy stand out.
Who can forget the intense scene in Thalapathy,
where Mammootty and Rajini meet for the first
time with lashing rain as the backdrop?
In Annamalai and Baasha terrible things happen
to Rajini and the audience wept for him. And
it was as if the skies had also decided to
join the lament. In Annamalai, the house his
father would have lovingly constructed is
torn down and Rajini is knocked unconscious
and hung up from the bulldozer and is eventually
dumped on the ruins in the rain. Such a remarkable
scene it was and it stays in mind even now.
In Baasha, the villain gives him a severe
beating and he bears it smilingly but the
heavens weep for him.