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Baasha / Manickam (as Rajnikanth)
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Priya
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Mark Anthony
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Rangasamy
Janagaraj ...
Gurumurthy
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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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Goofs

When Rajni is fighting a goon who is carrying a sword and sparks appear when the sword strikes against a metal grill frame, the electric wire used to generate the sparks is clearly visible at the base of the sword in multiple shots. See more »

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Badsha: My name is Manikkam. I do have another name...!
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Baatcha Paaru
Written by: Vairamuthu
Produced by: Deva
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P. and Chorus
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This movie is one the most stylish,slick and fast moving Tamil movie ever made!
16 September 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

One of the best gangster movies i have ever seen! Didn't think an Indian regional tamil movie would be so good...rate the movie UP THERE! Rajni's style and acting in this movie is one of the reason why this was a success! The acting of the villain Raghuvaran was fantastic! Directed very well...music is also superb...even though the background music sometimes is a rip off from "The Terminator" its done very well by the music director Deva. The whole Autorickshaw driver who was a big Don in Bombay is a fantastic story so the heart of the movie is the story.The slick way this movie has been taken is excellent.Rajni always does something special for each movie he does like say something or a movement like a sign or symbol and in this one he does one of his most famous styles..

Watch it for Rajni's greatest movie!


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