The 'anxious-if-not-agonizing' wait is over.
And it doesn't come as a surprise to see such bacchanalian celebrations marking the release of another Rajinikanth movie; make that "Superstar" Rajinikanth! Bacchanalian may not sound appropriate, but I don't see any other word that would match such revelry. Such orgies were witnessed in ancient Greece in honour of Bacchus (The God of Wine, also known as Dionysus) and Demeter.
Such is the status of Rajinikanth. A demi-God... Because of his ability to pull the masses with his mere look. I was watching a documentary on CNN-IBN and was surprised at the numbers game where he cleanly sidelined the Baadshah of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan- be it monetary, or number of fan-clubs, anything!
I don't suppose I will watch Sivaji for the time being- I'm not into movies in general, anyway. But the reviews are disappointing to read. That was expected- because 9 times out of 10, any movie that has been hyped beyond imagination does not match expectations. And what really surprised me was Allah Rakha Rahmans weird music number in "Oru koodai sunlight..."
Coming back to the God-like status. Atleast, Rajinikanth does not fail his fan-following, which is one credit that he deserves without any doubt. Critics will be critics. But when it comes to Team India? Ah, the Gods that fail us, in our expectations, as we fail in our expecting in them.