November 3rd, 2011
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Rajnikanth is back to his old self

rajnikanthChennai: Rajnikanth is in full form after recovering from his ailments, he is keeping himself busy. From Saturday last, he has been attending functions non-stop, including a felicitation event for veteran director S P Muthuraman and a couple of wedding receptions. On Tuesday, the numero uno actor of Tamil cinema watched  ‘Bheeshma, The Grandsire, The Pitamaha,’ a drama,  presented by actress Manu of Kadhal Mannan- fame. As many as 200 special children watched the drama, along with the actor.

Manu said, ‘I was so happy that Rajni  came and watched my drama. The play portrays the character of Bhishma as he is lying on a bed of arrows and questioning his decisions in retrospect. It showcases his integrity and commitment to his king even though he is aware of the final outcome.’

The drama is presented in English and Tamil. Performed by one artiste presenting both languages for about 40 minutes each with different episodes and styles for both presentations, this play is sure to make one reflect upon the truth in their lives. In a nutshell, the play explores the inner secrets, trials and tribulation of this central and prominent character Bhishma Pitamaha of Mahabharata, she added.

Rajni compared the lead actor Puravalan, a wellknown artiste from Singapore, to Sivaji Ganesan and said he has the capacity to hold  fort for 45 minutes without pausing for a breath like the Nadigar Thilagam. Director K Balachandar said he was proud to see a non-Tamilian like him come out with a play in Tamil. He expressed his desire to go back to theatre after seeing the work.

It was a special show for almost 200 differently-abled children. ‘We took special care in bringing them to the venue and making sure they were seated comfortably. We had organised lunch for them,’ she added. Director Charan was also present on the occasion.


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