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    How to bring in the Superstar’s birthday with a tee, pop art or a miniature doll, or get dialogue-smart at the office

    The iconic Rajinikanth turns 64 today and if you haven’t got yourself a first day-first show ticket to his newest movie, Lingaa, directed by K S Ravikumar, perhaps some retail therapy is called for. Browse through our pick of Superstar-inspired pop art, literature and more. Plus, make early plans to watch Amsterdam-based filmmaker Rinku Kalsy’s documentary, For The Love Of A Man. To be released in February, it features the star’s phenomenal fan following.
    —Mrinalini Sundar

    Cook easy
    Whether you’re thinking Cordon Bleu or Maggi noodles, it pays to do it in style. Make kitchen time fun with the Rajinikanth apron. Retailed at Ashvita, the print is courtesy azo-free dyes and is 100 per cent bio-degradable. Rs.499. Details: 42109990

    Rajini-9How eeeez it?
    This is your shot at being the king of cool. The Rajini T-shirt by Anush Rajasekaran has epic dialogues by the Superstar screen printed on them. Also available in blue, for Rs.599. Details: makemy-merch.in

    Mind the wrist
    Make an impression, Superstar style. This Rajini pop art bracelet by Gobbledegeek is colourful and a conversation-starter. Go minimalistic with accessories and pair it with a plain white tee and denims. Rs.550. Details: craftsvilla.coRAJINI

    Page turner
    Confining the Superstar’s life to just a few pages is impossible. Fans have attempted different tributes to our Thalaiva, and interpreting business tips from his dialogues is one of them. Pick up books by authors Suresh Krissna, Malathi Rangarajan, P C Balasubramanian, and Raja Krishnamoorthy and Gayathri Sreekanth—like Rajini’s Punchtantra. Rs.51 onwards. Available at all leading book stores. Details: flipkart.com

    On the wall
    As a tribute to Rajini, Chennai-based Digitally Inspired media has come up with 39 minimalist posters featuring the actor’s popular dialogues. The 39 posters were made in just five hours. Details: digitallyinspiredmedia.com

    Small is beautiful
    “As many would have mentioned, I am a huge fan of Rajinikanth’s simplicity,” says Sri Hari Charan from My Cute Mini, featured by us earlier this year for their ceramic dolls. “This is our first Rajini doll and will be out on his birthday,” he promises. Rs.2,950. Details: 9551904831, facebook.com/mycutemini

    Make the cut
    For Hari Chakyar from Paperwalla Art, Rajinikanth is very special. “My first assignment was pro-bono. My then roommate, Raman Iyer, requested me to make a papercut of his Thalaivar,” says Chakyar, who runs an advertising agency. The custom-made piece costs Rs.6,000. Details: facebook.com/paperwalla

    Face off
    Digitally designed, Vinay from Art U’s mock ups are actually photo frames. “We wanted to make it the ‘Face off with Rajinikanth’ style—where your photo is on the left, facing Rajinikanth,” says Vinay. Rs.1,950 for the face off, they are framed 13 x 18 portraits on imported art paper. Details: artu.in

    Round the clock
    Rajini clocks are common. But these from The White Box are worth a dekho. Painted by Vineetha Naval, they are fashioned from wooden planks with Rajinikanth’s face painted on them. She has four versions, and will take at least two days to complete the clocks. Available on order. Rs.1,500 onwards. Details:facebook.com/TheWhiteBox.Vinee

    Tech corner
    Last year, AVM and Sun Music came up with a Rajinikanth mash up— songs, dialogues and stills from his films—that still gets aired on TV. But the star has his own set of apps that cover everything from dialogues and jokes to songs. The Rajini SB app features powerful dialogues as well as funny English one-liners from his career. Details: itunes.apple.com

    Note to self
    As part of Play Clan’s social media campaign, they made a Rajinikanth poster. Known as Weekly Wisdom, this caricature is unique and perfect for your room. They also have T-shirts that sport the actor. Rs.1,295. Details: theplayclan.com

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