Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan Will Introduce Viewers to New Technology

New Delhi: At last the long wait is over and Rajinikanth fans across the globe will get to see his much-awaited and anticipated Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan, directed by the matinee idol’s younger daughter Soundarya. When it unravels on the silver screen on Friday, the film will introduce moviegoers to a new technology – first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animation. (Also read: Deepika Padukone’s Fight Scene with Rajinikanth is the Highlight of Kochadaiiyaan)

A labour of love, Soundarya’s ₹ 125 crore venture, which has been cleared with U-certificate, will have a wider release – it will release in 10 countries on approximately 6,000 screens and will be dubbed in six languages, including Telugu, Hindi and more likely in Bhojpuri too.

Jointly produced by Media One Global Entertainment and Eros International, the film has been dubbed in Spanish and Japanese too.(Also read: On Twitter, Rajinikanth Makes Supersize Debut)

It took Soundarya two years, over 200 technicians in India and abroad to make the film, which was tagged as a “delayed project” by many. But the 29-year-old tech-savvy director, who keeps herself abreast with the latest technology, said there wasn’t any delay, “It is the process that takes such a long time to make a film like this.”

It’s Soundarya’s tribute to her father’s illustrious career.

Soundarya completed the film “braving all technological odds” and hopes that Kochadaiiyaan breaks the myth that the animation film is cartoon, and is accepted as an alternate filmmaking medium.

Comparisons with Hollywood films Avatar, made with the same technology, are inevitable, but the makers are unperturbed because they feel looking at the budget and time, comparing Kochadaiiyaan with these films is not practical.

The makers explained that Avatar was made on a budget of ₹ 3,000 crores and was completed in five years, while Tin Tin cost about ₹ 4,000 crore and also took about five years.

In the film, Rajinikanth, 63, has been paired with 28-year-old Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who also has elaborate stunts in the film.

According to Soundarya, her father felt awkward shooting romantic scenes with Deepika.

“I guess it was because I was around and calling action and cut, dad felt very awkward to shoot some romantic scenes,” said Soundarya.

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