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Rajni's Tamil Top 10

Aval Appadithaan

Long after he had become a star of mass appeal, this film showed everyone what Rajni was capable of in terms of acting. It also offered the directors a glimpse of the kind of cinema that he aspired to do. It was what we would call parallel cinema these days.

Playing an industrialist with a take-life-as-it-comes attitude, Rajni all the cool dialogues loaded with popular references to bowl over the younger generation. Co-staring Kamal and Sripriya, the movie also made a round of the festival circuit and won critical acclaim.

This was the movie where Rajni, who was long ignored by the intelligentsia as a 'commercial star,' proved that he could act.

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