The first-day-first-show atmosphere revolving around the Rajinikanth’s 1995 superhit ‘Baasha’ has been recreated with the upcoming Tamil web series ‘Postman.’ Rolling back the years inside the MGR Film City, just outside the buildings, the team is working hard to re-create the magic similar to the year 1995, as per the first-day-first-show atmosphere of the release of Rajinikanth’s Baasha. Huge posters of the Superstar, dressed as an auto driver (his character in the popular 1995 film) is adorning the exteriors of the building as the crew is busy putting up the lights in and out.
All this action is actually happening on the sets of the upcoming Tamil web series, Postman, featuring Munishkanth Ramadoss as a huge fan of Rajinikanth. The release of Baasha has an indelible mark on this character and a few others.
Revealing about the web series plot, director Prashanth Gunasekaran said, “He makes it a point to watch all Rajinikanth films on the first-day-first-show, but when Baasha releases, he has some important work and has to deliver some letters.” The dilemma Munishkanth’s character faces is to choose between delivering the letters and watching Baasha? He opts to do the latter, and this one decision of the man changes the lives of many people in the coming years.
Munishkanth Ramadoss plays a die-hard fan of Superstar in the web series. The core concept of the series has been drafted by Balu Sharma and Sridhar Goud. Adding on the same, Prashanth, who has assisted Vikram Sridharan on several ad films and worked with the director Hari on Singam 2, and made Yaanum Theeyavan, said, “We wanted more nativity to the idea, and that’s where Rajinikanth and the release of Baasha came in. Postman was a different experience. The speciality in this series is that there are several characters and multiple locations, and handling all that was a big challenge.”
Munishkanth Ramadoss remembering watching Baasha in 1995 and his role in the web series said, “I watched it in both Coimbatore and Madurai during its release time. I was, and still am, a huge fan of Rajinikanth. It took me back in time.” Getting nostalgic, the actor loved working for his first web series debut.
Apart from this web series, Postman, Ramadoss has Dhanush’s upcoming film with director Durai Senthil, Irandam Ulaga Porin Kadaisi Gundu and Market Raja MBBS in this bag but, according to him the decision to do Postman was a well thought-out one. He further added, “I had my apprehensions first when the offer of a web series came by. I had just come into cinema and was seen in a few films, but didn’t know if I should venture into projects that would appear in the mobile phone. A few friends advised me to go ahead with it, saying it was the future, and the fact that I play a fan of Thalaivar was the icing on the cake.”