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Baasha / Manickam (as Rajnikanth)
Nagma ...
Priya
Raghuvaran ...
Mark Anthony
Vijayakumar ...
Rangasamy
Janagaraj ...
Gurumurthy
Devan ...
Kesavan
Anandraj ...
Indiran
Sasikumar ...
Manickam's Brother
Sathyapriya ...
Vijayalakshmi
Yuvarani ...
Geetha
Charan Raj ...
Anwar
Shenbaga
Raja Krishnamoorthy ...
DIG Dinakar
Sethu Vinayakam ...
College Chairman
Kavithalaya Krishnan
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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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Badsha: Your life is in your hands.
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Written by: Vairamuthu
Produced by: Deva
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and K.S. Chitra
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Where are all the fans?
5 October 2004 | by (Chennai, India) – See all my reviews

I am amazed that not one of Superstar Rajinikanth's millions of fans in the whole wide world has bothered to write a review of what is arguably his greatest hit and possibly his best entertainer. Like legions of his fans, I cannot find a single flaw in this superb flick. It's like a Bond movie; everything's possible because 007 is in charge. Rajini as Manickam and Badsha is simply scintillating; he gives his most impressive Bond-like performance to date. Actually I think Superstar should have quit films and entered politics after Badsha - he would have left in a blaze of glory and cemented his place in film and political history. There are many unforgettable scenes - when he speaks to the college principal for his sister's admission, the fight with Anandaraj ("ULLE PO"), all his scenes with Raghuvaran. I can go on and on. Instead I'll go and watch Badsha again. Maybe you should, if you haven't already.


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