"Na oru thadava sonna nooru thadava donna madiri (When I say it once it is like saying it a hundred times)," this line from Baasha is one of the few dialogues immortalised by superstar Rajinikanth. Basha, the 1995 blockbuster, is to hit the silver screen again today.
The movie, which is much appreciated even today, will be seen in a digitalised format and the movie's entire crew has been working hard for the new format. Digitalisation has started picking up in Kollywood, and many of the yesteryear superhits staring MG Ramachandran and Shivaji Ganesan have been digitalised and re-released.
Digitalisation, which involves converting the 35mm film to 70mm, helps in preserving a movie in the long run. In most of the cases, the re-released films have worked well.
Baasha is a film that is much loved by the Tamil audience and is considered to one of Rajinikanth's best films. The film, which stars Nagma and Raghuvaran alongside Rajinikanth, is a story narrating the journey of a don, staring from a simple man with simple dreams to becoming the people's leader, who later goes into a shell for his family.
The movie's music by music director Deva also worked wonders and is still considered to be one of his best compositions.
An interesting fact about the movie is that the DMK president M Karunanidhi recently watched Rajini's Baasha while he was admitted to the hospital. With the senior politician himself showcasing his keenness for the movie, the kind of response that this film will receive again is something that the filmmakers are confident about.