Rajinikanth has played a cop in quite a number of films. He is playing a cop even in Darbar. It is every hero’s wish to Don the Kakhi uniform and our superstar was no different. There are a quite a few films in which Rajini plays the police. Let’s take a look at them.
Moondru Mugam : This is the most iconic of Rajinikanth’s cop roles. Even today Alex Pandian of Moondru Mugam is a nostalgic memory. The character appears only in the flashback but the impact is huge. The punchlines by Alex Pandian is famous even today. He had a unique look for the film which resembled his real life dad. Unfortunately he died before the film’s release.
Pandiyan : This was the original Pokiri with Rajinikanth playing the undercover cop. He plays an influential man’s aide who uncovers the truth regarding his friend’s murder. Since this film failed at the box office Rajini stopped from doing Police Roles until Darbar.
Kodi Parakuthu : This film had Rajini switching between the role of the cop and Don. He takes on an influential man Manivannan who comes up trumps in the end. This had some lovely songs. Amala played the heroine.
Anbukku Naan Adimai : In this film he plays a thief who becomes a cop due to mistaken identity. Initially he resents the uniform but eventually learns to respect it and starts doing good to the people. Rathi played Rajinikanth’s pair in the film. Other than Alex Pandian this is another superstar police film which tasted success in the box office.
Geraftaar ( Hindi ) : This was a Hindi blockbuster and featured all the big names of Indian Cinema. The film had Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan and Amitabh Bachchan. Kamal and Amitabh played brother. Rajinikanth played inspector Hussain. A scene from the film was featured in Adhisaya piravi.