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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.

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Suresh Krishna

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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

Auto-rickshaw driver Manickam (Rajnikant) is a do-gooder who avoids violence at all costs. Manickam romances rich kid Nagma, whose father is a criminal, and knows a dirty secret about his would-be son-in-law. Manickam's brother, a righteous police officer gets into trouble with the local goons, triggering a set of events that revive Manickam's old self. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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Action | Crime | Drama

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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:

INR 250,000,000
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Trivia

A Hindi version (dubbed "Manik Baashha") was planned months after the tamil version released (the hindi audio had also released). But for reasons unknown, the plan to release the hindi version was dropped. 17 years later, Bhadrakali films released a remastered version of the Hindi dub. The remastered film featured a new opening credits in which original composer, Deva re-created the Baashha theme. See more »

Goofs

When Manikkam (Rajni) is tied to a pole and hit repeatedly, blood stains on his white vest appear, disappear and change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Badsha: God puts good people into trouble, but will never let them down. Whereas he grants more for bad people, but will let them down.
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Referenced in Komban (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Naan Autokaaran
Written by: Vairamuthu
Produced by: Deva
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and Chorus
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A Don(Rajinikanth) who ruled the tamil industry after this classic.

First of all i would like to say this is the best film of Rajinikanth as it turns out to be the perfect plot,stylish acting etc. The film gives you glimpses how stylish was rajini back then. The film is still regarded as one of the best films ever made in tamil cinema. you should have been there in the theaters in jan 1995 then you would have known the response of the film. The style icon rajini followed up with serious block busters which made him an iconic person as he is now.The film had everything love,action,comedy and above all true friendship. The films best part is those conversations between the protagonist and the antagonist played by raguvaran who has done exceptionally well. You wouldn't want to miss this classic do watch this to know about it.This is one of the best made don films in the history.


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