I saw a hoarding in Tuticorin inviting all Rajni fans for a discussion on how to celebrate(?) the release of his latest movie Kuselan. It is this kind of fan base that builds the myth of Rajni and which in turn attracts more fans. A self perpetuating cylce that killed an actor and built a star.
Just watch these two scenes from Mullum Malarum.
Reminds you of Paruthiveeran sequence, doesn't it.
Added bonus in this scene is Ilayaraja's great background score.