Superstar Rajinikanth is not only popular in Tamil Nadu, but also has a huge fan following in Andhra Pradesh. His last outing Robot, the dubbed version of Endhiraan, has superhit movie at the AP Box Office. The Tamil actor, who is now set to woo the Telugu audience with his next film, has recently started dubbing for Vikram Simha, which is the Telugu version of his much-hyped film Kochadaiyaan.
Vikram Simha is a period film, which has been directed by Soundarya R Ashwin. KS Ravikumar, who has penned the script for the movie, says that the film drew reference to an alternate name of Hindu deity Shiva, while also being partly inspired by the name of the Pandya Dynasty king Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran. He adds that the plot will be a fictional account with small references to Indian history.
Kochadaiyaan went on floors on 19 January, 2012, and its shooting was wrapped in November 2012. The film, which is simultaneously released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi and English, is currently in the post-production stage. Rajinikanth is now dubbing for the Telugu version of the film. Hyderabad-based Lakshmy Ganpathy Films has purchased the distribution rights of this version. Continue to see the pictures and read more about the film in the slideshow.
Star Cast In Vikram Simha
As per reports, Deepika Padukone will be seen as the lady love of Rajinikanth in Kochadaiyaan. Other actors like Sarath kumar, Aadhi, Shobana, Jackie Shroff and Nassar will be seen in crucial roles.
AR Rahman's Music
AR Rahman has composed background score and soundtrack for the movie, which will be released soon. The makers have used Auro 3D sound technology for the film, which will be the third Indian film to have this feature.
Rajiv Menon's Picturisation
Rajiv Menon is handling the cinematography for the film, which has been shot with motion capture in 3D. Since the film was shot using performance capture technology, 48 cameras were used to shoot each and every scene. The 48 cameras captured performances of artistes' at 48 angles.
VFX Work In Vikrama Simha
The film has a lot of VFX work and internationally renowned technicians are working on the effects. The stereoscopic team of Avatar has worked on the film. Due to involvement of extensive graphics, two separate teams from Chennai and London were also working on the film.
Vikram Simha Release
The makers of the film have released the first look of Rajinikanth in the movie, which has soared up the viewers' expectations to sky high. They are yet to unleash the trailer of the film, which is expected to hit the screens during this Diwali festival.