5 Reasons Why Birthday Boy Dhanush Can Be the Future Rajinikanth

Dhanush turns 33 and here is why we love the star.

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Dhanush in <i>Maari</i>.&nbsp;

As Dhanush turns 33 today, we take a look at what makes him a good contender to fill the gigantic shoes of his father-in-law, Rajinikanth.

Do you agree?

Acting Chops

While many of us might have reservations about Rajinikanth’s acting skills, there are hardly any for Dhanush. The three National Awards and seven Filmafre Awards say it all.

Style File

A scene from <i>Maari </i>(Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3XFChOz-Z0">YouTube/Sony Music India</a>)
A scene from Maari (Source: YouTube/Sony Music India)

Dhanush may not fit the very narrow bill of what’s traditionally considered to be good looks, but he makes up for it with his style and swag - just like his father-in-law, Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth in a scene from <i>Padaiyappa</i> (Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G-Z9FzBMPQ">YouTube/Nilesh Krishnaa</a>)
Rajinikanth in a scene from Padaiyappa (Source: YouTube/Nilesh Krishnaa)

Action Perfect

A scene from <i>Maari </i>(Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE4Ab8Ml6PM">YouTube/Deepak Nanban</a>)
A scene from Maari (Source: YouTube/Deepak Nanban)

Boss, which part of the cigarette flying and the hero making an entry in slow-mo doesn’t remind you of Rajinikanth? Dhanush pulls off the swag as effortlessly.

Words And Melodies

This is something we have never seen Rajinikanth do, but Dhanush has excelled in it. He not only acts, but has also written lyrics for songs and even sang a few of them (we have all raved over Kolaveri Di).

The Popularity Meter

Dhanush with Big B in <i>Shamitabh</i>.
Dhanush with Big B in Shamitabh.

I know this should not even be a factor, but hold on he is just 25 films old and has already made a name for himself nationally. He has even been a part of the Hindi film industry and has already done a film with Amitabh Bachchan. See where this is going?

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