Rajinikanth’s stature as a superstar in Kollywood and South Indian cinema is undeniable, having held that position for years. Despite recent setbacks, detractors claiming his market has declined are now envious of his record-breaking success with “Jailer.”
Earlier controversies questioned his superstar status, with rivals suggesting Kamal Haasan had overtaken him after the blockbuster “Vikram.” However, a closer look at “Vikram” reveals its success was due to its captivating content and the creation of a universe called LCU (Lokesh Cinematic Universe) that interlinked characters from different films.
In contrast, “Jailer,” directed by Nelson, doesn’t have the advantage of a renowned director or franchise. Yet, the film’s above-average to decent content has propelled it to unexpected and remarkable numbers. The unexpected success of “Jailer” has left naysayers surprised, as they hadn’t anticipated such a massive comeback from Rajinikanth with a film of this nature.
As it inches towards surpassing “Vikram’s” records, it’s clear that Rajinikanth’s star power and the film’s appeal have resonated strongly with audiences. This unexpected triumph has once again highlighted Rajinikanth’s enduring charisma and his ability to captivate the masses, much to the chagrin of his detractors.