Today we all tend to make fun of T. Rajendar but there was once a time when T. Rajendar was an unstoppable force at the box office. No one could bring ladies into the theatre like T. Rajendar did. Have you ever heard of ladies turning up for movies on the first day. It happened for T. Rajendar and he also knew all the crafts of Tamil Cinema. Let’s look at his 5 best films.
Uyirullavarai Usha : This was a blockbuster hit both in Tamil and Telugu. This was about how two lovers who are united by T. R Rajendar despite opposition. T. Rajendar lays down his life for the lovers. He named the heroine’s role Usha as a tribute to his wife Usha Rajendar. Nalini and Ganga played the lovers.
En Thangai Kalyani : This was another blockbuster about the relationship between a brother and a sister. This was all about how they hold onto each other despite the problems in their life. T. Rajendar played the hero and Sudha played the sister. Both the brother and sister die in a tragedy climax.
Mythili Ennai Kadhali : There is no separating T. Rajendar and tragedies. This time Amala is the lover. This was about how love transcends all earthly opposition as the two of them unite in death.
Enga Veetu Velan : Another T. R gem This movie is about how a child unites the father and mother after the Dad cheats on the mother and leaves her stranded. The special feature of this film is the fact the film has Simbhu in a prominent role as a child artist.
Monisha En Monalisa : This movie was about how a guy relentlessly pursues a girl. The film gave us actress Mumtaz who made her debut in the film. She realizes her love for the hero only after he dies. Yet another tragedy in TR’s filmography.