Comedy films

From Mappillai to Guru Sishyan, Thalaivar’s comedies to see

Rajinikanth. Does he need to be introduced?

Superstar Rajinikanth has ruled the Indian film industry for more than four decades with his unmatched aura and acting prowess. On December 12, Rajinikanth will be one year older. Laureate Padma Bhushan is the second highest grossing actor in Tamil cinema history after MG Ramachandran.

Rajinikanth began his acting career in 1975 with K Balachander’s Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal. However, it was his Telugu film Chilakamma Cheppindi that made him famous. He then made 24 films with SP Muthuraman.

He established himself as a commercial artist in the 1990s and nearly all of his films became blockbuster hits.

The comedies of Thalaivar to see

As Rajinikanth celebrates his 71st birthday, we’ve put together a list of Thalaivar comedy movies to see.


Directed by Rajasekhar, Mappillai was released in 1989 and starred Rajinikanth, Srividya, Amala, SS Chandran, Nizhalgai Ravi, and Vinu Chakraborthy in the lead roles. Rajinikanth played the role of Arumugam in the action comedy.


Muthu became one of the highest grossing Tamil films in 1995. Directed by KS Ravikumar, the film also starred Meena in a lead role. Rajinikanth’s flawless acting won in Muthu earned him the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Actor.

Thillu Mullu

This movie was also directed by K Balachander and was considered one of the fun Tamil movies of all time. Thillu Mullu was the remake of the Hindi film Golmaal and also featured Thengai Srinivasan in the lead roles.

Sishyan Guru

This action comedy is the remake of the Hindi film Insaf Ki Pukar. Directed by SP Muthuraman, Guru Sishyan was released in 1987. Besides Rajinikanth, the film also starred Seetha, Prabhu and Gautami in key roles.