Pa. Ranjith, the director of superstar Rajinikanth’s latest film Kabali, has said while making the film, his though process focused on bringing back on screen the vintages Rajini of Mullum Malarum days.
Released last Friday, Kabali has been receiving mixed reviews from Rajini’s fans as well as critics. While one section of the fans is happy at Rajini’s attempt to present a ‘masala’ film in a typical sentimental manner, other section of fans appears to be unhappy at the way Rajini has been predicted/showed in the film by Ranjith, who has only directed two films prior to Kabali.
Speaking to a leading English daily, Ranjith said that he wanted to bring the vintage Rajini of Mullum Malarum fame back on-screen. “After the film was completed, Rajini Sir lauded my effort and said that this wasn’t an usual ‘Rajini film’ and asked me to present it boldly to the people and to his fans. I have tried to narrate the ills faced by Tamils who migrated to Malaysia several years back.
“I wanted to complete the film as soon as possible to show the same to the people. I’m aware of the mixed responses to the film’s release. I know fans would have come to halls with the hope of watching yet another Baashha but I had already made it clear to them that Kabali would be very different,” he said.
Despite the pirated version of the film available, he hoped that people would continue to patronize the film by watching it in theatres.