announced Baba on 17th Feb,2002
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
is Rajini's 150th movie
is Suresh Krishna's 4th movie with Rajinikanth
Rajinikanth is making her debut as associate director
portion of the revenue from Baba will be donated
to Sri Raghavendra Educational Trust
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
- 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.
- 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
- Buffet lunch was provided
- 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
- 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.