Countdown has begun for the release of Soundarya Rajinikanth's much-hyped movie Vikramasimha, which is the Telugu version of Tamil film Kochadaiiyaan. The movie, which is all set hit the screens in Andhra Pradesh on May 23, marks the comeback of Superstar Rajinikanth to the silver screens four years after the release of his 2010 film Robo. His long absence has made his fans wait desperately to watch his latest outing.
Rajinikanth has huge fanbase in the state and the viewers' devotion to him is almost equal to any other present Telugu Superstar. Most of his films, which released with dubbed versions in the past, have done well at the Tollywood Box Office. In fact, his last release Robo is one of the top 20 highest grosser movies in the state. So the makers of his new movie Vikramasimha have planned to release it in record number of cinema halls.
A Rajinikanth film gives viewers enough reasons to throng cinema halls. In addition, the promos of Vikramasimha - posters and videos - have created lot of curiosity among the film goers, who have high expectations from the movie, which has already registered huge amount of advance ticket booking.
We bring you the highlights of the Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone starrer Vikramasimha. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Rajinikanth's Young Look
Vikramasimha features Rajinikanth's young look and the makers have tightened his skin to make him look 25 years younger by using the 3D technology that was used in the film Tron. The youthful look and hairstyle in the film by inspired by his appearance in Muthu and Thalapathi.
Deepika's Fight Sequence
Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is playing warrior princess Vadhana and her fight scene will be another highlight of the film.
Rajinikanth is seen romancing Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who is making her debut in Telugu with Vikramasihma. Their chemistry will be one of the highlights.
Motion Capture 3D Computer-Animated Period
Vikramasimha features the unique visual mastery of Photorealistic Performance Capture technology for the very first time in the history of an Indian film. This technology has been previously seen in Avatar, Tin Tin and Beowulf. It is one of the main highlights of the film.
Rajiv Menon's Camera Work
Ace cinematographer Rajiv Menon has handled the camera work for Vikramasimha, which was shot using performance capture technology. He has used 48 cameras to shoot each and every scene. The 48 cameras captured performance of artistes' at 48 angles.
Auro 3D Sound
Vikramasimha is equipped with Auro 3D sound technology, which will be one of highlights of the film.
AR Rahman’s Music
Maestro AR Rahman has composed music for the soundtracks and background score of Vikramasimha and they are among the main highlights of the film.
Rajinikanth's wife Latha has crooned a song for Vikramasimha, which has been successful in impressing the music lovers. This track is one of the main highlights of the film.
Resul Pookutty's Sound Design
Resul Pookutty is the sound designer for the film Vikramasimha. He has worked over two and a half year on the sound design of the film, which is also one of the big strengths of the movie.
Peter Hein's Action
Hollywood stunt master Peter Hein has choreographed the action of Vikramasimha. His war scenes and fight sequences will be one among main highlights in the technical front. The film features a fight sequence in the middle of the ocean, where Rajini is seen fighting dolphins, which is on of the main attraction.
Rajinikanth's Rudra Thaandav
Saroj Khan, Shobi, Raju Sundaram, Chinni Prakash and his wife have choreographed the dance sequences of the film. The Shiva thaandav featuring Rajinikanth will be one among the main highlights of the film.
Rajinikanth's Dialogue Diction
Rajinikanth is known for his unique dialogue diction and Vikramasimha is abundance of such dialogues. The theatres will surely be echoed with fans' cheer for Thalaiva's dialogue.
Digitally Recreated Nagesh
Tamil comedian Nagesh, who died many years ago, features in a special role in Vikramasimha. The thespian has been digitally recreated on a special request from Soundarya. Fans are eagerly looking forward to seeing one of Tamil cinema's finest artists on screen one last time.
Art Direction Of Vikramasimha
Around 50 experienced technicians and 42 students from the Government College of Fine Arts, Chennai have worked in art department of Vikramasimha. The art work will be one of highlights of the film.
Neeta Lulla's Costumes
National Award winning fashion designer Neeta Lulla worked on the looks and costumes of each character, including Rajinikanth's role. Her costumes will be one of highlights of the film.
The post-production works of Vikramasimha have been done in the United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong, and China. It was shot at Pinewood Studios in the UK with a team of technical experts including the London based Centroid Studios, which has worked on Hollywood productions like World War Z, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ironman 2 and Harry Potter; Counter Punch and Faceware Technologies, which worked on The Mummy 3 and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Rajinikanth has worked with Shobhana in Thalapathi and the wonderful chemistry between the two was one of the key factors for its success. Twenty five years after its release, Vikramasimha brings back this hit couple to the screen. She is playing one of the two female leads in the film. Her romance with Rajini will be one of the big attractions of the film.
Talented Character Artistes
Vikramasimha boasts of sterling performance by talented actors like R Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Jackie Shroff, Nassar and Rukmini Vijayakumar in the supporting cast.
New Era Of Indian Cinema
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."