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“remix” – The ‘R-MAN’ for Rajanikant

You will be quite surprised to see the result for goggling a name ‘Rajanikant’. I called him the ‘R-MAN’ for this project. He is a movie star from Tamil Nadu, South-India. He is a larger than life individual in that part of the world. He is so well know that there are thousands of jokes made on him (as a Super Hero). He is celebrated more than any super heroes on the silver screen in South India. Meanwhile, enjoys a godly status in real life. This is just a small showcase of what people really think of him on the screen.


November 12, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I love this video! It’s like a trailer for a new Hollywood blockbuster. The only difference is that this time the hero of the movie is not Iron Man, Bat Man
    Super Man, or Spider Man that we are familiar with. It’s “R-Man”! I love the way you put the scenes of other heroes together in order to make the final dramatic entrance of the R-Man. The old footage of the R-Man also creates a very interesting contrast with the modern and high tech involved scenes of other heroes.

    Comment by lutingji | November 15, 2012 | Reply

  2. This was really well done! I think you’ve found a hidden talent in yourself, Sanam. I really like the way that you set up the introduction to R-man by activating our existing knowledge of the current big-name super heroes. Also, I thought that the soundtrack that you chose was perfect for each scene, a perfect blend of heroic music and actual dialogue from the movies being shown. Thanks for putting this together. I’m going to go watch a Rajanikant film…any suggestions?

    Comment by jcrinkley | November 16, 2012 | Reply

  3. Nice, Sanam! This is too funny. You know, it also makes me think of the video game franchise “DC vs. Marvel.” A few of the superheros you mention here are DC characters, and some of them belong to Marvel. What’s interesting about it is that it illustrates that media conglomerates have been “remixing” their own content for profit for years now, in the form of sequels, franchised content, remakes, and videogame spin-offs. For me this raises the question of why “remix” culture is so taboo from the perspective of media producers. Could it be that they see the potential for profit in remixed content, and thus don’t want competition from user generated remixes on social media sites?

    Comment by paxmelanoleuca | November 16, 2012 | Reply

  4. I am never a fan of superhero blockbusters, but I think I’ll definitely go to the theatre and watch the latest R-man sequel after I saw your remix. I am sure there are plenty of cultural icons around the world and most of them are not as well-known as the DC superheroes from the United States. Thanks to your remix, I get to know the superhero from South-India, the R-man. This is really a fantastic remix introducing your cultural icon, Sanam. Besides, I am amazed at your video editing skills. All the movie scenes you selected from Hollywood blockbusters were appropriate and threaded nicely through texts. Job well done!

    Comment by yanqunlou | November 16, 2012 | Reply

  5. Hey, Sanam! I think you just successfully “promote” a new hero to us. Believe or not, I saw a lot of footage of this Indian movie star Rajanikant long ago, but of course never see he appears in remix movie. In your video, all of footage of iron man, batman and spider man they all works to foreshadow the climax of your story, it definitely strengthens the differences and similarities among them and even make this remix more hilarious.

    Comment by xiluommc | November 16, 2012 | Reply

  6. this was really great. I have seen a few films from Bollywood and know how massive the industry there is, and how crazy a following it has. I must admit that I was not familiar with this actor, but now that I have been exposed to his stellar skills, I will be sure to indulge in his movies! Thank you…

    Comment by davidinmedia | November 16, 2012 | Reply

  7. I think communicating about Rajanikant’s special aura or talent MIGHT come across more clearly if we would see more of him and his movies here, maybe with the western superheroes sprinkled in between his scenes. 🙂 After the big build-up, i didn’t see enough of the star!

    Comment by Mindy McAdams | November 23, 2012 | Reply

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