Baba (2002)

 ●  Tamil ● 3 hrs

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The film's story is about a carefree young atheist, Baba, who is a reincarnation of a saint from the Himalayas. After several twists and problems caused by corrupt local politicians, Baba is taken to Mahavatar Babaji, whom Baba was a follower of in his last life. Baba gets tested by the deity and is given seven chances of wishes; the test is that if he uses any one of the wishes for his own personal desires, he would have to take many more births for him to get rid of the Karma.
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Cast: Manisha Koirala, Rajinikanth

Crew: Suresh Krissna (Director), Chota K Naidu (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Family

Release Dates: 15 Aug 2002 (India)

Tagline: Known.... is drop...Unknown... is an ocean!

Tamil Name: பாபா

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Did you know? This movie was highly anticipated as it was Rajinikanth's first shot at writing this story and screenplay. Apparently, thousands of his fans were deeply touched and moved by a scene in which "Rajini" works as a load man and it was heavily praised. Read More
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as Chamundeeswari
as Baba
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Supporting Actor
as Tantrik
as Krishna Murthy
Supporting Actress
as Annamalai
as Baba's Uncle
as Suryaprakash
as Chamundeeswari's father
Supporting Actor
as Krishna Murthy's son
Supporting Actress
as Divyananda Bharathi
Supporting Actor
as Baba's Mother

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Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
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Camera and Electrical

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Tamil
Spoken Languages:
Telugu
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Tracklist
Music Label: Star Music
Music Director: AR Rahman
01 
02:18
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vaali
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Srinivas
02 
05:26
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Shankar Mahadevan
03 
05:50
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
04 
05:47
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vaali
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Karthik, Sujatha Mohan
05 
04:00
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vaali
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Kaur B
06 
04:00
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vaali
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Kaur B
07 
04:41
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Composer: AR Rahman
Playback Singer: Karthik
Taglines:
Known.... is drop...Unknown... is an ocean!
Trivia:
After the utter failure of the movie, actor Rajinikanth himself faced a great deal of flak including comments such as "the bloom was off the rose" and that "the gold does not glitter any more". Pattali Makkal Katchi leader S Ramadoss condemned him for smoking and posing with beedis in the film. He was criticised for spoiling Tamil youth by glorifying smoking and drinking. PMK volunteers attacked theatres which screened the movie Baba and usurped film rolls and burnt it. Amidst controversies and negative criticism, Rajinikanth kept himself away from acting. Despite this, a few novice directors approached him with scripts, all of which he rejected.

This high-budget production was sold at a record price of INR 50 crore to distributors. But it was a box office disaster and Rajinikanth later refunded the margin (price minus minimum guarantee).

Rajini's younger daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth made her debut as a title animation designer in this movie.

Reportedly, Rajnikant had to undergo lip augmentation surgery, as being a smoker, his lip color had turned dark.

This movie was highly anticipated as it was Rajinikanth's first shot at writing this story and screenplay. Apparently, thousands of his fans were deeply touched and moved by a scene in which "Rajini" works as a load man and it was heavily praised.