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Jailer Showcase: 5 spectacular trailers of Rajinikanth's films that left his hardcore fans ecstatic

The trailer of his upcoming film has made his fans pin high hopes on its content

Jailer Showcase: 5 spectacular trailers of Rajinikanth's films that left his hardcore fans ecstatic

Rajinikanth in Jailer

Last Updated: 08.30 PM, Aug 02, 2023


The much-awaited trailer/showcase of Rajinikanth's upcoming movie Jailer has been released, and his fans are thrilled beyond words. They have pinned high hopes on director Nelson and believe that the action drama could be the most-anticipated comeback of the Superstar. Going by the trailer, the film is likely to have the right mix of action, humour and emotions. It revolves around a dreaded gangster who takes on a visibly naïve middle-aged man. We have compiled a list of five films of the star which had mind-blowing trailers that left his fans thrilled.  



The trailer, released in 2007, introduces Rajinikanth as Sivaji, a charismatic software engineer who returns to India with a dream of uplifting society through charitable initiatives. The trailer showcases his struggle against corruption and bureaucratic hurdles as he endeavors to establish free educational institutions for the underprivileged. Rajinikanth's commanding presence and captivating dialogues, coupled with AR Rahman's soul-stirring music, create an electrifying experience. The trailer offers a glimpse of the film's grandeur, impressive action sequences, and engaging storyline.


Its trailer was released in 2010, and showcased the ultimate sci-fi spectacle featuring Rajinikanth in a dual role as Dr Vaseegaran and Chitti, the humanoid robot. The trailer starts with the brilliant scientist's invention, Chitti, and its advanced capabilities, which become a double-edged sword when it acquires human emotions. As Chitti's powers escalate, chaos ensues, leading to an epic battle between man and machine. The trailer's stunning visual effects, action sequences, and Rajinikanth's unparalleled charisma captured the imagination of audiences worldwide. 


Released in 2014, its trailer takes audiences on an enthralling journey filled with action, drama, and nostalgia. Rajinikanth, in his inimitable style, plays tge dual roles of a modern-day engineer, Lingaa, and his grandfather, Raja Lingeswaran. The trailer unveils a captivating storyline where Lingaa embarks on a mission to complete his grandfather's unfinished project and restore a dam to benefit a drought-stricken village. The trailer is a visual treat with breathtaking cinematography and Rajinikanth's magnetic screen presence. 


The Kabali trailer, released in 2016, showcases the charismatic Rajinikanth in the role of Kabali, an ageing don seeking justice for his community. Set against the backdrop of Malaysia's criminal underworld, the trailer enthralls audiences with its intense action sequences and emotional depth. Kabali's journey from incarceration to rising as a powerful force fighting against oppression is portrayed with Rajinikanth's trademark style and magnetic presence. The trailer offers glimpses of his past, unveiling the enigmatic layers of the character. 


The Petta trailer which was released in 2019 sets the stage for an action-packed and nostalgic journey led by the legendary Rajinikanth. The trailer introduces Rajinikanth as Kaali, a hostel warden with a mysterious past. It swiftly showcases his charisma, style, and impeccable action sequences, reminiscent of his iconic roles from the past. The trailer beautifully weaves together elements of suspense, drama, and Rajinikanth's signature humor. With an ensemble cast and pulsating background score, Petta promises a roller-coaster ride of emotions and high-octane thrills. The trailer's nostalgic references to Rajinikanth's earlier films left fans exhilarated, making it one of the most awaited films of the year.

About the author: Chandragupta is part human brain, part generative AI: the former provides intellect while the latter does the heavy lifting of an artificial neural network. The name, if you haven’t already worked it out, is a backronym of ChatGPT.

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