Baashha (1995)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 27 mins

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Auto-rickshaw driver Manickam (Rajinikanth) is a do-gooder, who avoids violence at all costs. Manickam romances rich young lady 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.
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Cast: Nagma Sadanah, Rajinikanth

Crew: Suresh Krissna (Director), PS Prakash (Director of Photography), Devanesan Chokkalingam (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama, Romantic Comedy

Release Dates: 15 Jan 1995 (India)

Tagline: When Badsha says once, it will echo a hundred times.

Tamil Name: பாட்ஷா

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Did you know? The film is a revised adaptation of Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Hum" and it took inspiration from Mammootty starrer "Samrajyam". Read More
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as Priya
as Baasha/Manickam
as Indiran
as Anwar
as Kesavan
as Dhamu
as Gurumurthy
as Mark Anthony
as DIG Dinakar
as Vijayalakshmi
as Rangasamy
as Geetha

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
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2.35 : 1
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Music Director: Devanesan Chokkalingam
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Music Director: Devanesan Chokkalingam
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: KS Chithra, KJ Yesudas
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Music Director: Devanesan Chokkalingam
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, KS Chithra
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Music Director: Devanesan Chokkalingam
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
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Music Director: Devanesan Chokkalingam
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
Taglines:
When Badsha says once, it will echo a hundred times.
Your should have fear about life, but fear alone should not be your life.
Trivia:
After the release of "Padayappa" (1999), Rajinikanth and Suresh Krissna discussed the possibility of making a sequel to "Baashha". Even later, they discussed the feasibility. They felt that "Baashha" was inimitable—not even a sequel could equal it. Rajinikanth does not believe that sequels work in Indian Cinema, so, the idea was dropped.

The film is to be re-released in Hindi with color restoration, DI correction, revamped new intermediate negative, new graphics for the title cards, with digitised stereo sound and the 5.1 channel. The Hindi version music is done by Deva who composed the original music score. Producer Badrakali Vara Prasad Rao said that the Hindi version will be released by end of May 2013 all over the world and it is expected that the film will be re-released in Tamil and Telugu also with the digitally converted version.

The film borrows background score used by Brad Fiedel in the 'Terminator' series.

The film is a revised adaptation of Amitabh Bachchan starrer "Hum" and it took inspiration from Mammootty starrer "Samrajyam".

The film completed 368-day run at the box office.

Originally, producer Prasad Rao had bought the remake and dubbing rights with Amitabh Bachchan, but the project never took off. Now the film is being dubbed in Hindi in addition to being digitally mastered. Music director Deva, who composed for the original score has recorded for the Hindi version.

Rajinikanth won Filmfans Association Award and Cinema Express Award for the Best Actor for his performance in the film.

This film was later remade in Kannada as "Kotigobba" starring Vishnuvardhan and Priyanka Upendra in the lead.
Baasha gets a re-release
23 Aug 2016, by Ambili S