Filmmaker Shankar marked the 15th anniversary of Sivaji: The Boss on Wednesday by meeting the film’s star, Rajinikanth. He took to Twitter to share a glimpse of a moment of his meeting with the superstar. Elated to have met our Sivaji the Boss @rajinikanth sir himself on this most memorable day marking #15yearsofSivaji. Your energy, affection and positive aura made my day! (sic),” Shankar tweeted.
Written and directed by Shankar, Sivaji: The Boss was released on June 10, 2007. The film opened to a devastating response across the country and broke a large number of box office records at the time. Not just in India, the film also had huge international box office appeal.
Sivaji is a vigilante drama, which was staged on a grand scale. The highlight of the film was Rajinikanth’s makeup which made him ultra stylish. There was also a sequence of songs that imagined what Rajinikanth would have looked like if he had a light skin tone. The movie was brash and the producers had spent a fortune putting together great song sequences. The film had played to all the strengths of Rajinikanth 10X.
— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) June 15, 2022
Sivaji tells the story of a software engineer who returns to India to distribute the wealth he amassed in the US, with its access to healthcare and education to the poor. However, the greedy corporations scuttle all his noble efforts and steal his wealth. He then becomes a vigilante who robs the rich of his ill-gotten wealth and spends that money on the welfare of the poor.
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The film also featured Shriya Saran, Vivek, Suman, Manivannan, and Raghuvaran, among others.