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Movie title : Baba
Release Date : August 15, 2002
Cast: Rajinikanth (as Baba), Manisha Koirala (as Chamundeeswari), Sanghavi, Sujatha (as Baba's mother), Amrish Puri (as Guruji), Ashish Vidyarthi (as Ippo Ramaswamy), Goundamani (as Annamalai), M N Nambiar (as Baba's maternal uncle), Vijayakumar (as Chamundeeswari's father), Riyaz Khan (as son of Ippo Ramaswamy), Karunas (as Africa), Sayaji Shinde (as Divyananda Bharathi), Ramya Krishnan (as Neelambari, in Guest appearance, Nassar (as Suryaprakash, in Guest appearance), Radha Ravi (as MLA, Guest appearance), Sarath Babu (in a special appearance), Prabhu Deva (in a cameo appearance), Lawrence Raghavendra (in a cameo appearance)
Music : AR Rehman
Dialouges : Sri Rama Krishna

Screenplay :Rajani Kanth
Lyrics: Siva Ganesh
Art : GK
Photography : Chota K Naidu
Direction : Suresh Krishna
Producer : Chota K Naidu
Banner : Lotus International

Plot / Movie Story / Movie Review

The socio-fantasy-action film made with a huge budget is all about Baba (Rajinikanth). Baba was born as a 'baba amsa sambhootudu' but grows up as an atheist, hot-blooded guy and a Good Samaritan. His life style includes consuming alcohol, smoking beedi, chewing paan parag. He lives with his mother (Sujatha) and his maternal uncle (M. N. Nambiar) who are ardent devotees of Mahavatar Babaji (the Baba who is supposed to be of 2000 years old living in Himalayas). Chamundeswari (Manisha Koirala) just gets relocated to the neighborhood of Baba and they fall in love.

Baba gets involves in a feud with the son of a state minister Ippo Ramaswamy (Ashish Vidyarthi). Ramaswamy demolishes the colony of Baba. When Baba is about to go to fight with Ramaswamy, Baba's mother urges him to maintain calm and rebuild lost colony it by working hard. Baba joins as a labor in a shop and earns money. Chamundeswari tells Baba that she is not willing to marry a daily labor. Then Baba realizes that so far he has been only answerable for his mother. And if he gets married then he has to live for wife and kids. And he would become answerable to them. He would not be able to help for the society as he might become selfish after marriage. He feels that prema (love) is maya (illusion).

Just as these thoughts come up in the mind of Baba, a weird looking sadhu comes to him and tell him time has come for getting some enlightened. Baba is taken to Himalayas where he meets the real Baba. He gets frightened by the atmosphere and wishes to return back to Chennai. Then real Baba grants 7 wishes to Baba which can be used anytime he wishes to utilize.

Baba is sent back to Chennai but he still could not believe that he went to Himalayas and has met real Baba. He uses that mantra to test the power by wishing a flying kite to come and fall in his hand. He waits for a few seconds and decide that it was all his illusion. Later the kite follows him to his house and falls on his hand. He feels that its coincidental and tries the mantra again to a different kite and wishes it to fall on his lap. He goes into his house and closes all the possible entries in the house. But the kite makes its way and falls on his lap. That is where he realizes that Baba is real and God exists in the world. Similarly, he uses another wish to get a beautiful lady come up to him. He still has five more wishes left. Minister Ramaswamy comes to know about the wishes of Baba and call for a tantrik (Amrish Puri) to foil Baba's magic powers.

Baba spends 3 more wishes for trivial things. The sixth wish is used to revive a patient fighting for his life. Ramaswamy's boss Purushottaman wants to become the permanent chief minister of the state using Baba's boons. He also tries to kill Baba but this attempt fails due to the blessings of Babaji. The final wish is then used to install an unselfish chief minister for the state. Once his wishes are used up, Baba has the choice of living with Babaji at the Himalayas or returning to his life in the material world. But when Baba is just about to ascend to the Himalayas, the villains kill the loyal chief minister. Baba turns back and the film ends with the tag "To be continued...." .

Baba Songs

  • O! I am about to explode ?
  • Tippu.. Tippu..
  • Baba .. Neeku Mokkuta
  • Maya Maya..


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