About the Book:
When I will come, or how, nobody knows, but I will arrive when I ought to Muthu (1995)Rajinikanth is, quite simply, the biggest superstar cinema-crazy India has ever seen. His stylized dialogues and screen mannerisms are legion, and his guy-next-door cum superhero image has found a hysterically appreciative following among millions of moviegoers.Naman Ramachandrans marvellous biography recounts Rajinis career in meticulous detail, from his first film, Aboorva Raagangal, to the mega successes of Bashaa, Chandramukhi, Sivaji and Enthiran, along with rare insights into the Thalaivars personal life. Rajinikanth has not written his memoirs; this book is the closest to the definitive Rajini book that were ever likely to get.
18 December 2012 Penguin Books India is delighted to announce that yesterday, the Superstar himself received a copy of his definitive biography at his Chennai office from Naman Ramachandran, the author.
Rajinikanth was greatly enthused by the book and gave his blessings to the author. ‘What a book you have written! I am astonished at the depth and level of research in the book,’ he said to Naman.
The Thalaivar is currently reading the book and expects to finish it soon. He was extremely appreciative of the publication.
‘It was overwhelming to receive Thalaivar’s appreciative comments on the book. Two years of hard work now feel all the more worthwhile,’ said Naman Ramachandran, the author of the book, who is in awe of Rajinikanth’s simplicity, courtesy and humility.
‘I am thrilled that the book has found its way into the Superstar’s hands, and I hope he will enjoy it, as I know all his fans will,’ Udayan Mitra, Publisher – Allen Lane and Portfolio at Penguin Books, who is the book’s editor, added. ‘This is not an authorized biography of course but it really tells you everything you always wanted to know about the great man.’
About the Author:
Naman Ramachandran is a noted film critic and writer on cinema based in London.