The countdown has begun for the release of Rajinikanth's magnum opus Vikramasimha, which is the Telugu version of Tamil Kochadaiiyaan. This historic drama is gearing up for a massive release in Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Spanish and Japanese in 6,000 screens in 10 countries on May 9. This version will grace 1000 cinema halls in Telangana and Seemandhra regions on the same date.
Vikramasimha is a motion capture 3D computer-animated period film, which has been written by KS Ravikumar and directed by Soundarya R Ashwin. The film is partly inspired by the story of the Pandya Dynasty king Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran. It is said to be a fictional account with small references to Indian history. The movie is a dramatization of good versus evil. Its promos and music have received huge response, thereby creating enormous amount of hype and expectations from the film.
The movie will introduce a new technology - motion capture photo-realistic 3D animation to the Indian film industry. Soundarya says, "The release of Vikramasimha ushers in the next era of Indian cinema. For the first time a full length feature has been made in India using performance capture technology and I truly hope this creates a whole new avenue of film making beyond just live action films in our country."
Vikramasihma is one of the most-awaited films of 2014. Having been postponed for several times, the film is finally hitting theatres this Friday. The movie will released with both the 2D and 3D versions. The advance booking for the film is expected to open today, whereas the bookings for the premiere shows have already been made available. The film is expected to get an earth-shattering opening at the Box Office.
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