Rajini – Shankar – AVM

The titans of Tamil film industry- superstar Rajnikanth and top director Shankar are coming together in a film to be produced by AVM, one of the oldest banners in Tamil.

This will be the biggest ever film made in South India and the deal was cemented today. Shankar has started work on the script of the film which will be released next year.

Too many things to happen on a same day is just too much to handle. Talk about handling Memento’s screenplay.

This news seems to be as interesting as Kamal’s Dasavatharam. So what’s the name. Intially this was a P.S to the previous post and when I caught this on Sify, I think the rumor is getting to be true.

I am one of those who think, Rajini missing Shankar’s Muthalvan is one of the biggest sins he commited during his acting career. Now the sin will be excused.

105 thoughts on “Rajini – Shankar – AVM

  1. Hey LZ, thanks for announcing this to the blogworld. I saw this on Sify and then its here. Quick one thalaiva.

  2. Cool news on a weekend….waiting for the name of the movie. Anyone here knows what it will be called ? Vaaliban 🙂

  3. LG

    i saw this in sify and i was going to post a comment on this….

    gr8 stuff…..i was excited by vettayadu vilayadu seeing the light through oscar ravichandran and kamal+k.s.ravikumar was next and then came AVM+Thalaivar+Shankar………..it was too filling today man…it doesn’t get better than this!!!……Finally Rajni gets a good director and definitely a good crew to work wid……i have forgotten abt Anniyan and It is thalaivar time now!!

  4. I only hope that Shankar gets back to his form as a director and not concentrate on the script alone. I do not wish to see Rajini in a good script and bad direction as was the case with Vikram in Anniyan.

  5. That was a pleasant surprise.. Hope Shankar doesn’t alter the storyline for Rajini ;).

    I expect ARR to make waves in this combo!!!

    -Subbul

  6. if ARR doesnt compose for this combo it will be a big let down. Hopefully this movie will be better in direction than anniyan.

    hey lazy you’re in redmond right?

  7. Hi LG,
    I have been reading your blog for some time now. Have been a silent visitor. Today I cudn’t hold back myself.
    Though I appreciate your blog and interest in arts, music and cinema, dont you think it will be of more importance on topic such as New IITs and not even one college/university got selected.
    Thats not going to change anything on the selection part, at least it will make the future and current tamil / tn generation to think that there is life beyond cinema rite.

    Just my thoughts
    GV

  8. Lol.. if heroine is Nayanthara again, then they’ll probably name it Enakku 60 unakku 18.

    Jokes apart.. Hopefully thalaivar will play his age in this movie and give us all an amazing movie.

  9. Hey Lazy,

    Hats off on the good work on your blog. Been meaning to post something but kept putting it off ( Procrastination is gonna be the death of me!!). Todays news is mind blowing. I totally agree with you that Rajini passing on “Muthalvan” was the biggest sin of his acting career. Lets hope he makes up for it. And Kamal’s Dasavatharam… lets hope its more to the caliber of “MMKK” and not a “Mumbai Exp”.
    Keep it coming lazy.

  10. PLEASE GOD LET IT BE A R RAHMAN’S MUSIC !!!SHANKAR ARR COMBO HAS ALWAYS WORKED !!!AND WITH THE SUPER STAR !!! EVEN BETTER !!

  11. >>PLEASE GOD LET IT BE A R RAHMAN’S MUSIC !!!SHANKAR ARR COMBO HAS ALWAYS WORKED !!!AND WITH THE SUPER STAR !!! EVEN BETTER !!<<

    AMEN!!

  12. It is thrilling to hear about rajini’s next fim with Shankar…but the best part was when Sun TV suddenly had a ‘Flash News’ scrolling across it screen announcing thalaivar’s next movie…I could’nt but afford a smile…:)

  13. Potentially, this jumbo-combo should create the ultimate movie experience. I’m only hoping (against hope) that people’s expectations should not weigh down the result (remembering Baba). Already commercially, “Sivaji” is creating records whether in terms of Rajini’s or Shankar’s remuneration or disti rights being sold at mind-boggling amounts just on the announcement of the project (mind you even the screen-play is not ready).

  14. Wow! Whatta news first thing on a Monday morning!!!! U made my day! I too believe the same abt Thalaivar missing out on Mudhalvan… Cant wait to c how this one comes about..

  15. hi ……

    d best news of d year so far…!

    shankar must do everythin 2 get rahman in d project…

    the case of chandramukhi’s music was different…it could hav been done even better..!

    but wit shankar directin superstar he badly needs 2 bag rahman’s ,(“d superstar of indian music”) dates….

    if someone else (HJ of IR) i swear , d music vil flop………..

  16. They must have ARR to give a super hit
    The Anniyam music by Harris is okay but not have the feeling as we had in previous shankar’s film. just the english chorus is mostly found in HJ music

  17. Music: AR Rahman || Heroine:Aishwarya is waiting to give dates it seems || Cameraman:Varman of Anniyan maybe || script may be of dual role type.

    AR Rahman has to rediscover himself to prove he is a legend. This is a True production which will be internationallyu heard… ARR should have no excuses with the director or script or the production this time.

    Rajini’s costumes, make up and dialgoues will be well crafted by the captain of the crew.

    Script will have no excuses as in boys or as in aniiyan waving between message and newness of the script. Coz shankar is all about rightfully surprising… SHANKAR please maintain you COOl and CREW. You are the GEAR, ACCELERATION n BRAKES for the movie which is a sure history till this second.

  18. hi guys

    great news avm saravanan has confermed(mostly) ar rahman will score music for rajnikanth’s sivaji….
    lets all pray it is gone be true

    ar rahman is always best

  19. its a gift frm god that begins a name with rajani+shankar+rehmam “its rellay a great”

    for us the tittle song will be like

    “kal thondinnan kadal thondinnan
    tamil mozhi pol—enntru— enn tamil makkalin passam kanddaan.
    poulvaanilum mannalkaayillum teeyii polavaa enkkum —-enn tamil makkalin neesam kanddaan”

    may sur4e wew the young guyes will waiting for this marvellous in take

    for us it’s is r^2s=good with godwill

  20. as LG said, its a gud decision 4 star to combine with Shankar els it’d become a bad mistake like not taking “mudhalvan”!!! cheers to them..

  21. WE SHOULD FORGET THAT EVEN VIDYASAGAR CAN GIVEN VERY GOOD MUSIC .BUT IF THEIR IS 6 SONGS 3 TO VIDYA SAGAR 3 TO A.R.RAHAMAN AND BACK GROUND MUSIC THEY BOTH HAVE COMBINE EACH OTHER BECAUSE THE MOVIES BELONG MY GOD MR RAJNIKANT WE LOVE HIM MOST WE RESPECT HIM MOST DUE TO HIS STYLE AND SIMPLICITY SHANKAR YOU SHOULD REMEMBER THAT RAJNI HAS GIVEN YOU A BREAK YOU SHOULD SEE THAT THIS MOVIES SHOULD CREATE AN HISTORY FOR LONG TIME EACH AND ONE PERSON IN TAMILNADU AND MAHARASHTRA SHOULD RELATE TO THAT CHARACTER OKAY

    ALLTHE VERY TO BEST PLEASE START THE MOVIES SHOOTING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

    U AND CAN ALSO THINK FOR MR VIJU SHA SON OF KALYANJI THE GREAT MUSIC COMPOSER HE CAN ALSO DO GREAT GUNS IN MUSIC AND ALSO BACK GROUND SCORE

    FIGHT SCEEN YOU BE VERY PERFECT THEIR SHOULD NOT BE TO MUCH OFF GRAPHIC

    IT SHOULD BE ONE OF THE BEST

  22. Rajini as “Sivaji”……..wow……… test of time……… let see what he got…….im giving him one more chance….. will wait in da line up for da tickets

  23. hey
    thalaivar’s dialoges n costumess should b d best. this movie should b d india’s cosliest movie everpls shanker concentrate on dis.

  24. hello shankar ,pls start d movie fast,music should be ARR at ne cost,dont cast aishwariya rai ,she acts of to much , andha sirikki vendaam,she is a callgirl ,our doesnt require her…… [aish = blonde]

  25. shankarji, pls don’t make shriya to act in the film, her smile is not cute,and she look like a daughter to rajni,remember that your past heroines were very beautiful…

  26. hi sir i am completed DF Tech. last may 2005. i am interested to work as assistant to directors. so please help me. if u giving the chance i will proove my talent.

  27. hmm looking forward to kamal’s VV and dasaavatharam. sivaji, i’m looking forward to shankars magic. hope it has the standard of indian. the last few films don;t really seem that good.

  28. Shankar’s movie pattern

    Gentleman – social – great
    Kathalan – fun – okay
    Indian – social – great
    Jeans – fun – okay
    Mudhalvan – social – great
    Boys – fun – okay
    Annyan – social – good
    Sivaji – fun – gonna be just ok

    fun = entertainer

  29. i hope rajini shanker AVM team very hyped movie
    stunt-peterhein
    art-thottatharani
    choriography-brunda,lawrance or rajusundera

  30. sivaji is tamil industry popular in the world record.The tamil cinima king of chakaravarthi. The indian political samrat in theworld. WISH YOU A HAPPY BIRTHDAY -BY SITHIRAI TAMIZAN.

  31. Hi Guys,
    Was just going through the net and found this Blog.
    I’m not a Tamil. And obviously not a fan of Rajni too. But I can understand it completely.
    Am very curious to know why you guys love him so much.
    I do see tamil movies dubbed in other languages. My roommate happens to be a tamilian and I saw few movies of Rajni. And I couldnt control my laugh by seeing action scenes whereas my tamil friends watches them very seriously and admire those scenes too.. My God !!!!!
    As an outsider, I cant imagine a person like Rajni gets such admiration.
    Is it because of the reasons mentioned below?
    1. His acting is good. May be. But I havent seen him acting so good in his recent movies. Except the abnormal action scenes, I dont find anything interesting in his movies.
    2. Because of his good deeds in the past. Dont know much about it. My friends told me that he donates lot of money to poor and looks after their welfare.
    3. Lack of good actors in Tamil (Baring Kamal) in Rajnis generation. I know there are quite a few good actors now.

    Guys, I really admire tamil movies. I can even die to see a movie of Bharatiraja, Balachandar, Balu Mahendra or Maniratnam.
    And I’m a die hard fan of illayaraja…

    But, the thing that I dont understand is WHY…. WHY do you like RajniKanth.. Please give me the right answer… I can understand if you are a kamal fan.. because he is simply an amazing actor.

    I know that the biggest mistake one can do in his life it to ask a tamilian why he likes Rajni…

    -Anil.

  32. I just give U one suggstion to know,

    U are telling that, now some good actors are there in tamil industry. But, those all are willing to act in shankar’s movie (including Vijay).

    Then Y Shankar selected Rajini, Y shankar is that much curious to make a movie with Rajini. Shankar tried already a lot to do one of the best movie Muthalvan (Nayak in Hindi).

    Don’t U think,There is something with Rajini, which is admiring shankar too.

    So, the solution is, U ask Shankar itself to get the best answer, becaz, Before He select one guy to act in his movies, He must take more care whether that actor is good or not and all. Am I right?

    — Arasu(Tamilian) from Pune

  33. Some of you guys are such idiots …

    ‘He is “a” baba … He is “a” manithan …”

    what the … ?

    Please don’t prove Einstein right … (Referring to the quote about human stupidity being infinite)

    The guy Anil asked a simple question, which a lot of people ask , why do Tamilians adore and respect someone like Rajnikanth whose acting skills are only limited.

    Well , the answer is simple …

    An actor becomes complete when the people who are watching him are able to connect with his emotions , his looks , the way he talks walks and does the rest …

    Rajnikanth has a persona , a screen presecence which most actors don’t possess , he fills out the screen and makes eveyrone else feel small , now this creates a sense of awe in the viewer.

    When you feel you want to imitate an actor , then it clearly shows that you are now connected with him. The whole idea of the human ego comes in play ,

    people like malayalees don’t respect Rajni because he is dark and that for them that’s a major minus point ,that only goes to show their ignorance and nothing else PERIOD !!

    P.S. – somebody made a remark abt Rajni being great since he was selected by Shankar , that is such an absurd thing too say …

    where do you people get all these weird biased thoughts?

  34. Great News Folks

    Along with Rajanikanth there is Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan playing major roles in the movies…Also hear that amitabh and shah rukh are hero and rajani is the villain

  35. Ho!
    After Baba , i expected to see Super Star in a Shankar Movie, that didn’t happened.
    After Chandramuki! i wished to See Super Star in a Shankar movie or in a Dharani’s movie.
    And my GOD !!! it’s going to happen . Super Star in Shankar’s FIlm.
    I think :

    It wil be better is there is no Vadivelu or Vivek., They will really spoil the mood of the film.
    Like what they done in movies like RUN and Chandramuki. So better keep him away.
    And Plz! Thanks Shankar ,Music Director is A.R.R. ! it’s the best choice .
    I am a fan of Illayaraja , Still i want to see A.r.r. in Superstar Film ,

    I wish Sivaji should be an action film, with less Action Scenes . In catagory: Like –>
    Ramana , Indian , MUdhalvan , Gilli , Dhool etc…
    … and Why Shreya ! ! ! ?

    If she is going to pair with Superstar , it’s the worst selection one can do to a Film with such an expectation.
    Hope she is not her pair!.
    There is no need for love intrest for him or even no need of a heroin.

    Thalaiva .we all hope , you will give a mega hit , which can be enjoyable to
    Malayalees , North Indians , Peoples in Karanataka and the Japanees

    Shankar Sir, Plz give Super Star some scene , to “ACT” , he didnt “act”d in lst some films..
    So kindly give some Scene., to prove why he is SUPERSTAR.

    Wish u a great success.

  36. SIVAJI- The Boss: is going to set of the crackers next deepavali. Superstar Rajinikanth, Shankar, Vivek, Shreya and A.R. Rahman
    Just the cast for this movie will make it a super hit. Chandramukhi is going to make it’s 300 days soon too. Rajini already looks super duper in the sivaji posters. Can’t wait ti see him on screen and script writer sujatha has confirmed that this movie is going to be a treat for rajini fans and the family audience. So let’s wait for the milesstone movie.

  37. Respected Sankar sir,
    Iam narendra and iam very much interesting to act in a movie.Iam 23 yr old ,if there is any character in your movie please give me a oppurtunity sir.please sir,iam begging you sir.you are giving good oppurtunites to guys in boys.I went “TenthClass” telugu movie hero selections the banner is S.P.entertainments, but they were not giving a chance because Iam unlucky fellow .Iam also expecting a chance from you sir.I know a dance and music.please send me a mail to my email address.my contact no is 09247199863.
    Thanking you sir.

  38. i would like to work with directors like Mani Ratnam & Shankar or anyone who would be willing to take fresh faces.

    i am not a handsome hunk, or son of a big gun.

    i am just a street kid who wants to come up anyhow but thru the right way at least.

    Many of my friends have discouraged me from joining movies coz they say “if it has to happen you would have already been on every bill board and every young girls hearts, but if that isn’t your ride to destiny’s dead end then don’t dream about it, or else you would lose what you could get right now.”

    Sirs, The thing is i don’t have anything right now, other than this calling from somewhere that’s constantly haunting me and pressurising me to hit at crust & bang on target.

    Please at least send me a mail.

    Or a contact address whom i could meet someone or somebody.

  39. lolz…many people seem to be posting messages asking for chances in movies…i was wondering…do directors and people frm the movie industries actually check this site out?

  40. hai.
    iam a fan of “sivaji” rajini kanth.”sivaji” team is a strong team. shankar is a good directer. it should brake all records of flim industry not only in tamil but also in hollywood & bolly wood. AVM has given many hits for rajini. same like that “sivaji” will give a maha….. hit. A.R.Rahman will be good with his songs & back ground music. anniyan has reached the city ,town people & only childern’s but “sivaji” should reach every one.
    THERE MAY BE LITTLE STAR, ULTIMATE STAR,………. BUT RAJINI IS THE ONLY STAR “SUPER STAR”

  41. hai.
    iam a fan of “sivaji” rajini kanth.”sivaji” team is a strong team. shankar is a good directer. it should brake all records of flim industry not only in tamil but also in hollywood & bolly wood. AVM has given many hits for rajini. same like that “sivaji” will give a maha….. hit. A.R.Rahman will be good with his songs & back ground music. anniyan has reached the city ,town people & only childern’s but “sivaji” should reach every one.
    THERE MAY BE LITTLE STAR, ULTIMATE STAR,………. BUT RAJINI IS THE ONLY STAR “SUPER STAR”

  42. hi sir i wanna work in drams and films i read simple so ur time is so important plz send me mail and gave me a surprise
    bye best wishes

  43. sivaji is going to be the ultimate hit in tamil industry. u just wait.whether it is arr rahman or an ordinary music director.it doesnt matter. our thalaivar will make up for it.dont comment like ennaku 60 unakku 18. cam anyone maintain body at 55 like rajini. without thoppai?

  44. I love shankar,and sufficiently ISAI PUYAL THALAI A.R.RAHMAN
    I think shivaji wil be nominated in OSCAR AWARDS.
    B cos SHANKAR.A.R.RAHMAN joint venture is too good……MOOSA KHAN

  45. AVM-Thalaivar-Shankar……….
    it is confirm hit because of talaivar.
    and one advice for shankar don’t spoil the movie like anniyan. the better way to give a Megahit movie plz give it to a.r.murugadaas

  46. AVM-Thalaivar-Shankar……….
    it is confirm hit because of talaivar.
    and one advice for shankar don’t spoil the movie like anniyan. the better way to give a Megahit movie plz give it to a.r.murugadaas

  47. If sivaji meets expected hype then it will beat even chandramukhi in collections… but if it falls short, it will crumble to just Super Hit.
    let’s see!
    waiting for the audio release!

  48. REPLY TO ANIL,

    Its not just you many non-tamilans wonder why Rajni is the superstar and not Kamal…
    I’ll give you an example, Zidane has the best talent in the world but still David Beckham is the superstar… Its the same here, Kamal has the talent and Rajni is the superstar… Its need more than talent to be loved and worshipped by all… People in IIM – B celebrated the superstar’s birthday… The country’s best brain adore the charisma of the phoenix of Indian film industry… BYE BYE

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