Playing the bad guy
He continued in negative roles in films such as ‘Moondru Mudichu’, ‘Avargal’ and Bharathiraja’s ‘16 Vayathinile’. It was the prolific SP Muthuraman who gave Rajni his first positive role in ‘Bhuvana Oru Kelvikkuri’. The two would go on to do some 25 films together. ‘Bhairavi’ was his first film as hero.