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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: My name is Manikkam. I do have another name...!
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Ra..Ra..Ramaiya
Written by: Vairamuthu
Produced by: Deva
Performed by: Balasubramaniam S.P., Swarnalatha and Chorus
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A movie that transformed a popular film actor into a political tsunami
20 August 2013 | by (Sri Lanka) – See all my reviews

A movie that gave a new definition for Character Underplay and subsequent Stylish (violent) transformation for the tamil movie goers. Tops the must watch list of all thalaivar fans and more than a decent entertainer for anyone who prefer an intense story said with a commercial sugar coating. This is the movie that exploited the brand RAJINI to the maximum and expanded his reach among maases to unimaginable proportions thus making RAJINI the undisputed MASS HERO! The movie is not only stylish but has substance too and a trend-setter for future gangster flicks! But unfortunately none could match the magic of the one and only BASHA, nehi nehi maanik BASHA!!!! A complete RAJINI entertainer all the way!


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