Baba is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language supernatural action film written and produced by Rajinikanth under his banner Lotus International and directed by Suresh Krissna and cinematography by Chota K. Naidu. With Rajinikanth in the lead role, the film's cast included Manisha Koirala, Sujatha, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vijayakumar, Nambiar, and Sayaji Shinde. The soundtrack and background music were composed by A.R. Rahman. Baba performed poorly at the box office.
The film opens with the birth of Baba (Rajinikanth), who is a ''. Baba grows up as an atheist and hot-blooded man, but he is a Good Samaritan. His lifestyle includes consuming alcohol, smoking substances, and chewing tobacco. His mother (Sujatha) and maternal uncle (M. N. Nambiar) are ardent devotees of Mahavatar Babaji (the Mahavatar Baba who is supposed to be 2000 years old and who lives in the Himalayas). Chamundeswari (Manisha Koirala) stays in the neighbourhood of Baba's residence who often quarrels with Baba but eventually falls in love with his style and falls for his attitude.
|editor||V. T. Vijayan|
|keywords||alcohol atheist chewing tobacco chief minister corrupt politician crane manohar delhi ganesh deputy chief minister fight fly good samaritan himalaya japan lost colony mahavatar babaji married newlywed paralyse paralysis ramya krishnan rule smoke tamil nadu tobacco wound|
|musicBy||A. R. Rahman|