All is well in the Rajini world5 min read 21 Jul 2016, 11:35 AM IST
You don't go to a Rajinikanth movie for the plot. You go for the comfort it gives
To understand the hold that actor Rajinikanth has on his fans, you have to meet my former driver, Robert. An archetypal Rajini fan, Robert dresses, walks and talks like the actor. Conversations with him are a triumphant reminder that while English is the language of logic and analysis for us Indians, our mother tongue is the language of the heart. It is Tamil that I turn to when I want to plead or persuade. And like many of our great vernacular tongues, Tamil lends itself to exquisite hyperbole. What passes off as conversation in Tamil would sound like a film dialogue if restated in English.