Rajinikanth's popularity and fan following extend beyond the borders of India, and Japan is one of the countries where he has a significant fan base. The fact that a song from his film 'Uzhaippali' was played during protests in Toronto, Japan, highlights the impact of his work and the resonance it has with people across different cultures and contexts. The video of the song being played on the streets and subsequently going viral on social media further emphasizes the global reach of Rajinikanth's fandom.

Having said that, his films have found success at the Japanese box office, with 'Muthu' being the highest-grossing Indian film in the country for a considerable period of time until it was surpassed by 'RRR' in 2022. The Japanese version of 'Muthu', titled 'Muthu Odoru Maharaja', performed exceptionally well and grossed over Rs 26 crores, making it the second-highest-grossing Indian film and the highest-grossing Tamil film in Japan. This achievement showcases the immense popularity of Rajinikanth and his movies in the Japanese market.

The enduring appeal of Rajinikanth can be attributed to various factors, including his charismatic on-screen presence, unique style, larger-than-life persona, and ability to connect with audiences through his performances. His films often feature elements of action, drama, and comedy, which resonate with viewers and transcend cultural boundaries. This has contributed to the widespread admiration and support he receives from fans around the world, including in Japan.

Source: Times of India