Superstar Rajinikanth have delivered several blockbusters in his career but in was Basha movie that took his stardom to new heights. Directed by Suresh Krishna, the movie is loosely based on Amitabh Bachchan’s Hum in which Rajinikanth also played an important role.
The movie which released in 1995 was a huge sensation in Tamilnadu and producers queued up for the remake rights. Allu Arvind who was impressed with the movie seems to have offered Rs 25 lakhs for Telugu remake rights which was too high at that time. But, the producers were reluctant and demanded Rs 40 lakhs and Allu Arvind backed out.
Even Rajinikanth’s best friend Mohan Babu too tried to acquire the Telugu remake rights and stepped back after the producers demanded too high amount for the remake rights. Later, the movie was dubbed in Telugu and it was roaring success in Telugu as well.