Some Unknown Facts & Unbelievable Records Of Rajinikanth’s Evergreen Movie ‘Baasha’

Baasha movie release ayyi 27 years aindi and still Indian mass masala films lo Baasha movie screenplay template ne vaadutunnaru. Idi kadha trendsetting ante, Baasha movie is a brand. Enni mass movies vachina enthamandi mass heroes vachina vaalandari paina oka star untadu, the one and only Superstar Rajini. The greatest mass film Baasha gurinchi konni vishayalu telsukundam randi…

1. During the making of the Hindi film Hum (1991), its director Mukul S. Anand had considered and discussed with Rajinikanth a potential scene, where Shekhar (Amitabh Bachchan) would help his younger brother Vijay (Govinda) get a seat in the Police Academy. Anand discarded the scene because he did not find it suitable, but Rajinikanth felt it had the potential to develop into a script for a possible feature film.

2. On the sets of Annaamalai (1992), Rajinikanth and its director Suresh Krissna discussed the unfilmed scene from the movie Hum which Krissna also found to be interesting. This discarded scene became the foundation for Baashha where Rajinikanth’s character in the film, Manikkam, helps his sister Geetha (Yuvarani) get admission to the medical college she had applied for. Krissna planned to weave the rest of the film’s story around the scene.

3. The character Manikkam was initially considered to be written as a bus conductor, then later changed to auto driver.

4. The title Baashha was suggested by Rajinikanth to Krissna, who then developed a Muslim connection to the script.

5. Development regarding the film’s script commenced in the Taj Banjara hotel in Hyderabad. Eighty percent of the script, including the flashback portions of Rajinikanth as Baashha, were ready in ten days.

6. Director considered some Bollywood names for the role of the antagonist Mark Antony, but nothing worked out. Finally they thought Raghuvaran will be the best choice to play Antony and selected him.

7. The muhurtan shot took place at AVM Studios at the venue which later came to be known as the Rajni Pillaiyar Temple. Fans of Rajinikanth were invited for the shot.

8. Rajinikanth told the dialogue writer Balakumaran that the dialogue had to be simple yet effective, as it would be used in a sequence where another side of the protagonist was revealed.

9. Rajinikanth is the one that came up with the famous dialogue ‘Naan oru thadava sonna, nooru thadava sonna madhiri’. This famous dialogue credits belong to the one and only Rajinikanth

10. ‘Naan oru thadava sonna, nooru thadava sonna madhiri’. This dialogue had such an impact on everyone present at the set that, in the break that followed, everyone started using it one way or another.

11. The producer wanted the scenes of Rajinikanth getting beaten up by goons to be deleted as he felt fans will not accept Rajini getting beaten up.

12. This scene was re-shot, and they tweaked the scene in such a way that it would be as if Mother Nature is angry at the treatment being meted out to a peace-loving person like Manikkam; it was also planned that backlighting and a poignant background music would be used as well. Rajinikanth beared the costs for re-shooting the scene.

13. Baashha, which was released on 12 January 1995, two days before Pongal, took nearly 15 months to complete its entire theatrical run. (368-day run)

14. At the time of its release, it became the highest grossing Tamil film, beating the collections of all previous blockbusters. The previous record at the BO had been created by Apoorva Sagotharargal.

15. Rajinis First Industry Hit. Rajini had come close many times but it was Baasha which became a huge industry hit. The first Tamil Film to Gross Rs. 15 Crore and finished with a Gross of Rs. 18.45 Crore.

15. The Movie was also the first movie to gross Rs. 10 Crore outside Tamil Nadu.

16. Baasha was dubbed into Telugu with the same title and released in July 1995.

17. The First Tamil movie dubbed in Telugu to gross Rs. 5 Crore in Andhra Pradesh.

18. Baasha was remade in Kannada as Kotigobba , in Bengali as Guru and in Bangladeshi as Sultan.

19. The Hindi-dubbed version of Baashha was released on 25 May 2012, after being digitally restored. A digitally restored version of the Tamil original was released on 3 March 2017.

20. After the release of Padayappa (1999), Rajini and Krissna discussed the possibility of a sequel to Baashha. Ultimately, they felt that Baashha was inimitable and no sequel could do justice to it.

 

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