The people of Tamil Nadu are emotionally binded with their Leaders.
Some of the scenarios:
1.Pouring Milk to Rajinikanth poster when during his movie release
2.People used travel long distance to in Buffalo Cart to hear the speech of Arignar Anna
3.People come from Kanyakumari to Chennai, just to see the face of Karunanithi
4.Most of the people will cry when they watching some emotional movies
Here is the video which Proves it