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Baasha (1995)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 January 1995 (India)
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An auto driver, Manikam, desperately tries to hide his dark underworld side to keep his promise to his father.

Director:

Suresh Krishna

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Balakumaran (dialogue), Suresh Krishna | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajinikanth ... Baasha / Manickam (as Rajnikanth)
Nagma ... Priya
Raghuvaran ... Mark Anthony
Vijayakumar ... Rangasamy
Janagaraj ... Gurumurthy
Devan ... Kesavan
Anandraj ... Indiran
Sasikumar Sasikumar ... Manickam's Brother
Sathyapriya Sathyapriya ... Vijayalakshmi
Yuvarani ... Geetha
Charan Raj Charan Raj ... Anwar
Shenbaga Shenbaga
Raja Krishnamoorthy Raja Krishnamoorthy ... DIG Dinakar
Sethu Vinayakam Sethu Vinayakam ... College Chairman
Kavithalaya Krishnan ... Manickam's Friend
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Storyline

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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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Telugu | Hindi

Release Date:

15 January 1995 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Baashha See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 250,000,000
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Trivia

A Hindi version (dubbed "Manik Baashha") was planned months after the tamil version released (the hindi audio had also released). But for reasons unknown, the plan to release the hindi version was dropped. 17 years later, Bhadrakali films released a remastered version of the Hindi dub. The remastered film featured a new opening credits in which original composer, Deva re-created the Baashha theme. See more »

Goofs

When Manikkam (Rajni) is tied to a pole and hit repeatedly, blood stains on his white vest appear, disappear and change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Badsha: Your should have fear about life, but fear alone should not be your life.
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Connections

Remade as Big Brother (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Thanga Magan
Written by: Vairamuthu
Produced by: Deva
Performed by: K.J. Yesudas and K.S. Chitra
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This movie is one the most stylish,slick and fast moving Tamil movie ever made!
16 September 2006 | by carjjunSee 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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