He is easily recognizable by his intimidating stature; his apparent height varies between appearances, but he is always significantly taller than regular characters. He is almost never seen without his trademark warlord helmet which features a skull-like design with a long crest at the forehead. His attire usually consists of spiked shoulder pads, similarly designed knee pads and gauntlets, and a skull medallion embedded in two straps that intersect across his chest.
When his helmet is removed, he appears to be bald with a slightly demonic face featuring red eyes and small spikes protruding from his head. In Mortal Kombat 11, Shao Kahn retains the same key design features along with a more detailed helmet and pauldron. In addition, his whole body now appears dragon-like, with spikes protruding from his skin, apparently only a design change to make him look less human than previous iterations. However, during some intros, it's implied that Shao Kahn wields the power of his former master and previous Kahn, Onaga.
He shares the same dragon-like eyes as Sheeva , further supporting this idea. A full body picture of Shao Kahn without his armor further shows dragon-like scales across his arms and legs, along with dragon-like spikes protruding from the back of his head.
Shao Kahn is shown to be an immensely powerful being throughout the series. He is able to utilize magic and has superhuman strength and durability. He is also able to charge at the opponent with considerable speed and power. His kombat abilities were demonstrated during the events of Mortal Kombat 3 , where he defeated Kung Lao with relative ease. Armed with his Wrath Hammer, Shao Kahn can send opponents flying with one swing.
During the events of Armageddon , he was able to smash through Mileena's magic barrier with his hammer. Like Shang Tsung , he can absorb the souls of others to increase his own power, often through the usage of Soulnados. His ability to absorb souls is so potent, he can rob the billions of souls of an entire realm with a hand motion, often using portals in conjunction with his soul steal to access the souls of a realm without stepping foot on it.
The warrior souls he has taken have also retained their memories such as combat knowledge, making him wiser with every soul he imprisons within him. He is one of the most versatile wielders of green energy, as he can use it to create energy weapon constructs such as spears, generate protective forcefields that reflect projectiles and fire energy beams seemingly from his eyes and shoot laser beams from his hands. He can enhance his strikes with green energy to increase the power behind his attacks, greatly increase his attack speed with it like how Johnny Cage uses green energy to speed up his attacks in his Little Improve fatality and sometimes use it to propel himself to great distances.
Apart from his projectile attacks, Kahn's knowledge of magic seems to include cloning, as this is how he managed to avoid assassination at the hands of the Deadly Alliance. After escaping into the wilderness, he was able to heal and resuscitate a mortally wounded Goro and recruit him back to his cause.
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Filming took place mainly at Mysore and Yercaud. The soundtrack was composed by Susarla Dakshinamurthi , and re-used many songs from the Hindi film Alibaba Aur 40 Chor. It was also the final film of Ramachandran's three-film contract with Modern Theatres. Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum was released on 14 January during the festive occasion of Pongal.
It was a milestone in Ramachandran's career and became a success at the box office which was largely attributed to it being the first full-length colour film in South India. The songs also attained popularity. The film was later dubbed in Telugu as Ali Baba 40 Dongalu. Marziana , a Baghdad -based dancer, is abducted by the tyrant Sher Khan, commander of the notorious king Amir Kasim Khan , to his palace.
She is rescued by Alibaba , an impoverished woodcutter who fights with Sher Khan and vanquishes him. Marziana and her sidekick Dowlath find refuge in Alibaba's house who lives with his sister Ayisha and servant Bulbul. Marziana learns that they are the siblings of Kasim, who had driven them out at the instigation of his cruel wife Salima. Marziana and Alibaba later fall in love. When Alibaba goes to cut wood, he chances upon the cavernous hideout of Abu Hussain, the leader of forty dacoits , and overhears the secret code to enter and exit the cave.
After the dacoits leave, Alibaba uses the code word, enters the hideout, and takes some of the cave's wealth which he uses to help poor people nearby. Both Alibaba and Marziana become wealthy overnight.
Kasim becomes jealous when he hears about his brother's fortune, and wants to know the secret behind this. Under Salima's guidance, he invites Alibaba and his household for a feast. After cunningly obtaining the secret of the dacoits' cave, Kasim sentences Alibaba to death, falsely accusing him of attempted murder.
Marziana pretends to heed Kasim's order. She declares that Alibaba has been unfaithful to her and he deserves this retribution. Taking a knife, Marziana acts as though she means to kill Alibaba, but instead cuts the ropes that bind his hands.
A fight ensues between Alibaba and Kasim's thugs, during which Salima is accidentally killed, but Alibaba subdues them and escapes with his allies. Kasim enters the cave and greedily starts collecting many treasures.
He soon forgets the code word, and is left trapped. The dacoits arrive and kill him for entering their secret cave. Alibaba later visits the cave and is shocked to see his brother dead; he takes away the corpse. After Kasim's death is announced publicly, Alibaba is declared the new king of Baghdad and everyone rejoices. Meanwhile, the dacoits return to their cave and find that Kasim's corpse is missing. Realising that someone else has entered their cave, they start searching for the mystery person.
From the cobbler Gulam's assertion that the woodcutter Alibaba had become wealthy overnight, Abu Hussain realises that it is Alibaba who discovered the secret of his cave, but kills the cobbler afterwards.
He then plans to kill Alibaba. Having his men hide inside barrels, Abu Hussain comes to Alibaba's house disguised as an oil merchant seeking shelter for the night. However, Marziana overhears him whispering to his men, and realises his true identity. While she dances at a banquet Alibaba hosts in honour of the guest, Dowlath and Bulbul roll the barrels one by one into the swirling waters as per the plan. After Marziana tries unsuccessfully to stab the "oil merchant", she exposes him as Abu Hussain; Alibaba is shocked.
This leads to a fight between the two men, which results in Abu Hussain kidnapping Marziana and fleeing to the cave. Alibaba chases him and reaches the cave where he kills Abu Hussain after an intense battle. After Alibaba rescues Marziana, they marry and continue to perform social work.
In addition to producing, Modern Theatres founder T. Sundaram also directed the film. Dominic was signed as the film's art director, while W. Subba Rao, L. Balu, and Murasoli Maran were in charge of the cinematography, editing, and dialogues respectively.
Chopra and K. Dhandayudhapani Pillai were in charge of the choreography. Ramachandran was cast as Alibaba ,  this being the final film of his three-film contract with Modern Theatres, following Manthiri Kumari and Sarvadhikari Veerappa was cast as Abu Hussain, the leader of the forty thieves.
Ramachandran's elder brother M. Chakrapani was cast in the role of Alibaba's elder brother Kassim. Sarangapani was cast as Marziana's sidekick Dowlath,  K. Thangavelu as the cobbler Gulam,  M. Sushila as Alibaba's sister Ayisha. Thevar and K. Soundar played Sher Khan, Hameed and Abdullah respectively. Alibabavum 40 Thirudargalum was shot entirely on indoor sets, with the exception of a few horse riding sequences.
For changes of scenes, irises and wipes were used which, according to Encyclopaedia of Indian Cinema by Ashish Rajadhyaksha and Paul Willemen, added a "sense of anachronism " to the film.
In one particular scene, Ramachandran objected to the dialogue where he had to swear in the name of Allah , as he was then associated with the rationalist Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He suggested that the dialogue be changed to swearing in the name of his mother, but was finally asked by the director to use the original dialogue.
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