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Film and Politics in Tamil Nadu – Rajinikanth (Part 2)

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This episode, Part Eight of the From Film Theatre to St George Fort series, interrogates the following characteristic features of actor Rajinikanths screen roles that popularised smoking and drinking, promoted Hindutva, accentuated Sanskrit supremacy, advocated superstition, endorsed misogyny. The script written by Dr Dhamu Pongiyannan from the University of Adelaide based on his recent book Film and Politics in India Cinematic Charisma as a Gateway to Political Power. Serial Part - Eight. Voicing: Dr Mahendrarajah Praveenan & Kanthimathi Thinakaran; Produced by Raysel, SBS Tamil.