Swag. It is probably the first word that will come to your mind as you talk about Rajinikanth movies and his songs. His swagger is often well-defined through his introductory songs. As his movie '2.0' is gearing up for release next week, one cannot miss to watch how AR Rahman's music going to gel with Rajinikanth's actions.
Although action sequences are something looked forward to by fans, many are also eagerly awaiting to see the musical magic of Rajini-Rahman combo as only two lyrical tracks are out yet.
As you look forward for '2.0' songs, today let's take a look at 5 best intro songs of Rajinikanth:
The English version of the introductory song goes like this: “I am an auto man who knows all routes, have fair rate, friend of good men, good singer, belonging to the country of Gandhi,... a good-hearted gentleman and a friend of poor always...”. The lyrics sums up the character of Rajini in the movie as he appeared with an yellow scarf over his driver's khaki uniform. The amazing steps by the superstar were undoubtedly the favourite among the Tamil film songs of the 90s. The 1995 movie 'Baasha' is often identified with this song composed by Deva and sung by SP Balasubramaniam.
Oruvan Oruvan Mudhalali
The initial orchestration as Rajinikanth jumps into a horse chariot is the highlight of the song from the 1995 movie 'Muthu'. Although the song is more visualised on Rajini siting on a chariot, one cannot help but enjoy the energy and power that the beats of the song offer.
En Peru Padayappa
“Who are you, man?” asks Remya Krishnan in the song and comes in seconds, “En Peru Padayappa...” and that's the punch the song offers in almost 5 minutes. In the 1999 movie 'Padayappa', this song probably gave Rajnikanth a stylised look. Dressed in black, topped with white overcoat shirt along with black shades, Rajini grabbed all attention with his steps behind a colourful set.
If it was chariot in 'Muthu', it was a bullock cart in 'Chandramukhi' (2005). Glorifying the workers, 'Devuda Devuda' is a typical superstar opening song with dance and dancers. All in all, it's worth to see Rajini dance so energetically to the song composed by Vidyasagar.
Although the intro song in 2016 movie 'Kabali' was 'Ulagam Oruvanukka', as a last track to our list, we would like to pick 'Neruppu Da' for it hits you with its electrifying ambience. Rajini's dialogues in between the whistling part makes this track especially likeable for the 'new-gen'!