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Friday, December 9, 2022

Rajnikant's Baba to be re-released

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was  the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released in May 1967. .  it was an  early concept album that advanced the roles of sound composition, extended form, psychedelic imagery, record sleeves, and the producer in popular music.

The film opens with the birth of child, considered to be unique,  grows up as a atheist and hot-blooded man, but becomes a good Samaritan with his thoughts and actions. His lifestyle includes consuming alcohol, smoking beedi, and chewing tobacco. However, his life is set for a total change !!..

மிக முக்கிய முன்குறிப்புகள் :

1. எனது சினிமா பற்றிய அறிவு  தபால்தலையின் பின்னால் எழுதிவிடலாம்; நான் மொத்தமாக பார்த்துள்ள படங்களும் மிக மிக குறைவே !!  - எனவே இந்த பதிவு, என் எண்ண   ஓட்டங்கள், மற்றும் இன்டர்நெட்டில் இறைந்துள்ள சில புள்ளிவிவரங்கள் மட்டுமே

2.  திரு ரஜினிகாந்த் அவர்கள் அரசியலுக்கு வந்திருக்க வேண்டுமா ? - அவரது சமீப கால படங்கள் வெளிவருமுன்பு சில பரபரப்பு வேண்டுமென்றே படம் ஓடுவதற்காக உருவாக்கப்பட்டனவா ? அவர் படங்கள் ஓடியதற்கு முக்கிய காரணம் அவரது வேகம், ஸ்டைல்தான், அவரது நடிப்பு திறமை அல்ல ? - போன்ற கேள்விக்கு விவாதத்திற்கான மேடை இதுவல்ல.

3. திரைப்படத்துறையில் சாதனை பெற ஓடி வருபர்களுக்குக் அவரது வாழ்க்கை சிறந்த முன் உதாரணமாக இருந்துள்ளது.  ஒரு பஸ் கண்டக்டராக வாழ்வை தொடங்கி, இன்று அவர் அடைந்துள்ள நிலைக்கு - திறமை, உழைப்பு, வாய்ப்புகள், அதிர்ஷ்டம் போன்ற பல இருந்திருக்க வேண்டும் - எனினும் அவர் தம் உயர்வையைவும் வெற்றிகளையும் நன்றாகவே கையாண்டுள்ளார்.

The trend of re-releases has now caught on - after Mahesh Babu’s Pokiri and Okkadu, Pawan Kalyan’s Jalsa, Chiranjeevi’s Gharana Mogudu and Balakrishna’s Chenna Kesava Reddy, it’s now time for Rajinikanth to re-appear on the silver screen with his yesteryears’ hit.  Pawan Kalyan’s Jalsa is the current record holder amongst re-releases for opening day collections. The opening day is gross close to 3Cr we have to see whether Rajini’s Baba will break this record or not. The most unique part about the re-release will be the film’s advanced digital enhancement.  


For the past few weeks news is circulating on social media platforms that Kollywood Superstar Rajinikanth’s 2002 film, Baba will have a re-release in this month.  The  latest news is that Baba re-release date is locked as December 10th. As per the reports, the film will have premieres in foreign countries like Malaysia, North America, UK among others on December 9th.  Released in 2002, Baba was a commercial failure at the box-office.   Rajinikanth himself wrote the story and screenplay of the film and  produced it while Suresh Krissna directed the film. 

The film tells the story of Baba, a young and carefree atheist who goes through a life-changing experience where he is gifted magical powers that help him battle a bunch of crooked politicians. The film featured, Sujatha, MN Nambiar, Manisha Koirala, Amrish Puri, Goundamani and Delhi Ganesh.  

Shivaji Bhonsle, famously  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,  Veer Shivaji - carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanateof Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire.  Chennai aka Madras has a rich, glorious, very ancient history.  Much before the arrival of British and buying of land by East India Company, the  Madras coast was  under the effective control of the Rayas of Chandragiri 1646.   

On Thambu Chetty Street  is the famous Sri  Kalikambal Temple dedicated to Kamakshi (in the form of Durga) – history  has it that this temple was originally located closer to sea but got translocated  to its current place in 1640. Kalikambal is bestower of many boons and devotees come in large numbers to this temple. Mahakavi Subramania Barathiyar when working Sudesamithran stayed in Broadway and used to worship Kali regularly.  ‘‘யாதுமாகி நின்றாய் காளி’’ என்ற அவரது பாடலில் வருவது காளிகாம்பாள்தான்.  The  great emperor  Veer   Shivaji had visited this temple [perhaps incognito] and worshipped at the Kalikambal Temple at Thambu Chetty Street on 3rd Oct 1667 and a plague commemorating this is placed prominently in the temple. 

In the movie – ‘Baba’ – his change in life  would occur with the temple elephant blessing him and the song  ‘sakthi kodu’ was shot in and around the famous Kalikambal temple.


Mahavatar Babaji  is the name given to his guru by yogi Yogiraj Lahiri Mahasaya (1828-1895), and several of his disciples, who reportedly appeared to them between 1861 and 1935, as described in various publications and biographies.  According to his followers, Baba lived for few hundred years in    the remote Himalayan regions of India, seen in person by only a small number of disciples.    Mahavatar Babaji was on the cover of The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He can also be seen on the cover of George Harrison's 1974 album Dark Horse.


Towards the climax of Rajnikant movie, Baba is about to kill Ramaswamy and Purushottaman, Divyananda Bharathi stops him. Baba's dying mother advises Baba to leave the place, ascend to the Himalayas.  Baba decides to live under Babaji's tutelage  as he now disdains living in the materialistic world without his mother. But when Baba is just about to ascend to the Himalayas, the villains kill the loyal CM. Baba turns back to fight them as his allies, cheer and the saints bless him. The film ended with the tag "To be continued....".  .. ..leaving the door open for its 2nd version !! 

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

1 comment:

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