The digitally remastered version of the classic Rajinikanth film Baasha released in Tamil Nadu yesterday. Directed by Suresh Krishna, Baasha is one of Rajinikanth's most iconic films and an all-time Tamil blockbuster.
Thalaivar Rajinikanth along with wife Latha and daughter Aishwaryaa watched the film at a special red carpet premiere show. Among others who attended the premiere were actor Manjima Mohan, actor Hrishikesh and composer-singer Anirudh Ravichander.
Rajini's daughter, Aishwaryaa Dhanush took to Twitter to give a glimpse into the kind of fanfare Tamil Nadu was witnessing thanks to Baasha's re-release.
— Aishwaryaa.R.Dhanush (@ash_r_dhanush) March 3, 2017
'22 years later. 'Baasha' returns with tenfold the mass and magic. Surreal experience amidst fans today," she wrote.
Latha Rajinikanth also could not contain her emotions. In a statement, she said, "I was carried away by seeing the love of fans and audience which is intact even after several years."
Latha added that she was really impressed by the brand new, digitised version of Baasha.
— Rajinikanth Fans (@Rajni_FC) December 16, 2016
"The response was bigger than the special show. Even Jackie Chan's release is not as phenomenal as this re-release of Baasha," she said.
Rajinikanth plays an auto-rickshaw driver and a don in Baasha. Scenes and moments from Baasha have become Kollywood mythology and have often been parodied in pop culture. In fact, Rajini's last release Kabali was seen by many as a spiritual sequel to Baasha.