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‘Baasha’ Hits the Screen after 22 Years in Digital Avatar

Almost after 22 years, superstar Rajinikanth’s digitised version of Baasha has hit the screens yesterday (3rd March). Suresh Krissna’s trendy classic is the most recent to link the list of old films that have been getting digital renovations.

However Rajinikanth’s fans applauded his avatar as a Don at his recent release ‘Kabali’, the big standard that crossed over 100 crores— his titular role in the year of 1995 in the film ‘Baasha’ — is soon set to grace the silver screen.

“Baasha” till now remains to be the one among the biggest hits of Tamil cinema. It featured Rajinikanth in the role of an auto-rickshaw driver and a don.

On Friday, there were special shows that were organised by Rajinikanth’s fans at certain selected theatres all over the city.

There were many expectations sets for this movie. Even Rajini’s son-in-law took to his twitter page and said that
“After 22 years .. same excitement. #baasha “Nall vanga la sodhippaan , Kai vida maattaan”. Here we go again #thalaiva”

The film is till date receives a huge appreciation from everyone, is now be seen in a digitalized form and the film’s entire crew has been worked hard for this new format.
Digitalization his in full swing picking now at Kollywood, and numerous of the former times super hits staring MG Ramachandran and Shivaji Ganesan has been digitalized and re-released.

Digitalization that takes in renovating the 35 mm film to 70 mm that helps in conserving a movie in the long run. In greatest of the circumstances, the re-released films would have worked well.

Clarifying the process of digitisation, Muktha S. Ravi from the Muktha Films along with the Vidya Movies said that

“The negatives are initially scanned and a team of technicians then work on restoring the print. For films which released nearly five decades ago, there is usually a lot of fog, grains and noise in the print after they are scanned and all the dust is removed first. The technicians then usually work on colour correction and adjusting the size of the frames when a print is digitised from 35 mm to 70 mm,” he explained.

The film’s music that was composed by legend music director Deva too worked miracles and is still recognised to be one among the best compositions.

Latha and Aishwarya watched the film wife and daughter watched the first show in a special red carpet premiere here on Friday.

Further celebrities who joined the special premiere of “Baasha” are actress Manjima Mohan, actor Hrishikesh and music composer and singer Anirudh Ravichander.



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