BAASHA - CHOLI
Our tribute to the Forever Style Mannan, the One & Only Thalaivar - Rajinikanth the SUPERSTAR! One from his many iconic film(s), avatar(s), song(s), punch dialogue(s) captured for posterity as a collector's item on our Choli backs!
We work with Handlooms & all our products are Handcrafted with love by our talented artisans & masters. Since our making process is entirely by hand, slight aberrations in textile, printing, painting, embroidery and sewing are bound to happen and cannot be considered as “damaged.” No two pieces will be alike in anything Handmade & that makes each piece unique.
While we photograph only in natural light and try our best to make sure that the colours shown on our website are accurate, actual colours may vary a little. The precise colour of the product may vary due to colour variability in computers, laptops, screen monitors, mobiles, tablets and or other devices screen peculiarities or resolution. We try to give as many colour choices as possible per design & give you actual product swatches as colour options on our website. Please be aware that we will not be responsible if the colour is not what you expected it to be at the time of purchase. Because all our products are custom made and cannot be returned for reasons of colour, please make sure that you understand that colour variations are possible from our photography of the actual products.
We share our standard size chart for all our products on our website. All our stitched products come with extra margin & stitches should you need to alter this. We also offer unstitched fabric with artwork appliqued for most of our designs as an option. We stitch as per your unique order that is a combination of Design, Fabric, Colour, Sleeves or Sleeveless so it is a custom made for you & cannot be returned for reasons of wrong size.
Care for Fabrics:
- Preferably always dry clean. Or, gentle hand wash in cold water.
- Do not machine wash.
- Do not soak in water.
- Always dry in shade.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/embroidery/screen printing.
- Always iron the painting/embroidery/screen printing inside out.
Care for all other Materials:
- Preferably always gentle clean with a dry wipe.
- Do not soak in water.
- Never use detergents or chemicals on the painting/screen printing.
The 1995 Tamil cult gangster film Baasha in which Thalaivar Rajinikanth plays a dual role of a dreaded don & a docile peace loving auto driver was a super duper hit at the box office & was also remade in Kannada, Bengali in India & in Bangladesh as well.
During the making of the Hindi film Hum (1991), its director Mukul S. Anand had considered and discussed with Rajinikanth (who plays Inspector Kumar) a potential scene, where Shekhar (Amitabh Bachchan) would help his younger brother Vijay (Govinda) get a seat in the Police Academy. Anand discarded the scene because he did not find it suitable, but Rajinikanth felt it had the potential to develop into a script for a possible feature film. Rajinikanth discussed the scene with director Suresh Krissna who also found it to be interesting. The title Baasha for the film was also suggested by Rajinikanth to Krissna who in turn suggested to Rajinikanth that a Muslim connection to the script was needed.
Thus, a discarded scene from ‘Hum’ became the foundation for Baasha where Rajinikanth's docile auto driver character in the film, Manikkam, helps his sister Geetha (Yuvarani) get admission to the medical college she had applied for & Krissna weaves the rest of the film's story around that scene. Initially the docile character Manikkam was written as a bus conductor in keeping with Rajini’s actual life but Rajini liked the auto driver character more as he felt that it would appeal more to the commonest man.
In one of the action sequences involving the protagonist in a face-off against the antagonist's henchmen, the iconic dialogue “Naan oru thadava sonna, nooru thadava sonna maadiri” (If I say something even once, it's as though I've said it a hundred times) is spoken. Rajinikanth wanted a dialogue that is simple yet effective, as it would be used in a sequence where another side (the don) of the hitherto docile protagonist (auto driver) was to be revealed. Rajinikanth eventually came up with the dialogue that became such an iconic punch line. The dialogue occurs five times in the film & to this day is accompanied by wolf whistles & screams. So much to say about this film, its music, its dialogues, its characters, its Rajinisms, its role in creating of the “Thalaivar”. अबNoरMal pays tribute to the Forever Style Mannan (King) in its own unique फilmy नautanki way for posterity as a collector’s item!
Presenting “Baasha” a fully handpainted Auto that features in Baasha with Thalaivar’s Maanick Baasha avatar on the body of the auto. Colorful pompoms & a 3D look of the auto on the Choli back.
The choli can be made sleeveless or with sleeves.
Material: Pure Chanderi silk cotton with Shibori Tie & Dye.
Shibori Tie& dye is a Japanese art of dying fabric. It involves twisting, scrunching, folding and tying or binding the cloth, which is then dipped in dye. Where the cloth has been bound or tied, the dye resists the cloth, creating color and white patterns.
The model here is wearing a Red shade.
This Choli can be made in 4 amazing color options - Pink, Peach, Red & Orange.
Please note that colours and tones shown here are as close to the original as possible. Small variations may occur due to light, individual screen peculiarities or resolution.
Sizes: The choli comes in standard ready to wear sizes 34 to 48 with a 2 inch margin inside for alterations.
Delivery: This limited edition choli will be dispatched within 2-3 weeks of confirmed order with payment.