All about Baba



  • Rajini announced Baba on 17th Feb,2002
  • The Puja was held in the small Ganesh temple in AVM stydio at 10.30 AM on 24th March 2002.Shooting was also started on the same day
  • Baba is Rajini's 150th movie
  • Baba is Suresh Krishna's 4th movie with Rajinikanth
  • Aishwarya Rajinikanth is making her debut as associate director
  • Major portion of the revenue from Baba will be donated to Sri Raghavendra Educational Trust
  • Shooting was completed on 27th June,2002.Had been scheduled for 10th July,2002.

  • It is speculated that Baba is sold for 40crores.Some sources quote 90 crores
  • Baba will be released in India and abroad at the same time.For the first time in Tamil,it is expected that 421 prints will be made
  • Baba is scheduled to be released on August 15th


    Rajini plays a role of a simple truck driver fighting against an evil politician.The politician sends his henchmen after him and they throw him off a mountain cliff. A sage saves him and gives him a magic ring. With the help of the magic ring , he can become invisible and with this power Baba fights the corrupt politician and removes him out of power.

Info on Audio
  • Audio was released on 31st July 2002(originally scheduled for 15th July)
  • casette label : Star
  • The songs include:
    1. Baba Theme song -Ekam Eva (Srinivas)
    2. Tippu Tippu (Shankar Mahadevan) -lyrics: Vairamuthu
    3. Baba Kichu Kichu Moota Vaa (Reena Bharadwaj/ S.P.B) - lyrics: Vairamuthu
    4. Maya Maya (Karthik, Sujatha)- lyrics: Vali
    5. Rajyama (Jayachandran)- lyrics: Vali
    6. Shakthi Kodu (Karthik) - lyrics: Vairamuthu


  • Chennai Campa Cola compound was the main shotting spot for the movie
  • Pepsi was sponsoring cool drinks
  • Buffet lunch was provided for all
  • Strict security measures were followed to avoid piracy
  • A car loast control and injured 3 women while shooting at campa cola grounds.
  • The artistes have been told not to discuss the story with anyone
  • Prakash Raj was said to have walked out of the movie.
  • After the first schedule at Campa Cola, the second schedule was in Mysore.
  • Some songs were created in London by A.R.R and Vairamuthu
  • Rajini visited Kalikambal temple and Sivashankar Baba in connection with the movie
  • Aishwarya Rajinikanth is creating 'Making of Baba' compiling all the important events behind the screen.
  • Goundamani fell ill and underwent a surgery during the schedule.
  • In the original cast list Ramya Krishnan's name was not present. Her charecter was included later.
  • It was advertised on behalf of Rajini that the title Baba is copyrighted and using it for commercial purposes is illegal.But fans were given permission to use the title in the vehicles and banners of the fans clubs.
  • Baba has also been dubbed in Telugu in the same name.
  • The song Maya Maya was shot at Ramoji Rao studio.
  • After the audio release, there was a controvercy in the lyrics written by Vali that refers to Periyar and Rajaji.Rajini made sure to change the lyrics in the movie.

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