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Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 January 1995 (India)
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An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director:

Suresh Krishna

Writers:

Balakumaran (dialogue), Suresh Krishna | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajinikanth ... Baasha / Manickam (as Rajnikanth)
Nagma ... Priya
Raghuvaran ... Mark Anthony
Vijayakumar ... Rangasamy
Janagaraj ... Gurumurthy
Devan ... Kesavan
Anandraj ... Indiran
Sasikumar Sasikumar ... Manickam's Brother
Sathyapriya Sathyapriya ... Vijayalakshmi
Yuvarani ... Geetha
Charan Raj Charan Raj ... Anwar
Shenbaga Shenbaga
Raja Krishnamoorthy Raja Krishnamoorthy ... DIG Dinakar
Sethu Vinayakam Sethu Vinayakam ... College Chairman
Kavithalaya Krishnan ... Manickam's Friend
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Storyline

An auto rickshaw driver whose sole aim in life is to fulfill the promise of his late father, runs into trouble when an old rival returns from prison and threatens to destroy his family, forcing him to reveal his dark past and reignite the same war which he had kept aside for years. Written by Santhosh

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

15 January 1995 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Baashha See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR250,000,000
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Trivia

Originally, producer Prasad Rao had bought the remake and dubbing rights with Amitabh Bachchan, but the project never took off. See more »

Goofs

One of the promises that Manikam makes to his dying father is to get a Medical College seat for his younger sister without letting anyone know about Manikam's secret identity. However Manikkam does reveal his secret identity to the college principal to scare him so that he gives a seat to Manikkam's sister. Hence when Manikkam says "Dad, I have fulfilled your dying wishes", it is not true. See more »

Quotes

Badsha: When Badsha says once, it will echo a hundred times
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Ek Hi Chand Hai
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A movie that transformed a popular film actor into a political tsunami
20 August 2013 | by faizermohomed5See all my reviews

A movie that gave a new definition for Character Underplay and subsequent Stylish (violent) transformation for the tamil movie goers. Tops the must watch list of all thalaivar fans and more than a decent entertainer for anyone who prefer an intense story said with a commercial sugar coating. This is the movie that exploited the brand RAJINI to the maximum and expanded his reach among maases to unimaginable proportions thus making RAJINI the undisputed MASS HERO! The movie is not only stylish but has substance too and a trend-setter for future gangster flicks! But unfortunately none could match the magic of the one and only BASHA, nehi nehi maanik BASHA!!!! A complete RAJINI entertainer all the way!


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