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23 May 2014

Kochadaiiyaan Story

Kochadaiiyaan is Rajinikanth's upcoming movie and India's first 3D film with performance capturing technology. This movie is based on pandiyan king Kochadaiiyaan Ranadhiran (710-735 A.D).

Official Press Announcement About Movie:

Kochadaiiyaan is scheduled to release on 11th April 2014 and movie will be released in Tamil,  Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Bhojpuri & English upto 10 languages. Kochadaiiyaan is also set to screened in 6000 screens across the globe. Kochadaiiyaan is a drama of Good versus Evil.

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Announcement on Release Date:

The first trailer of the film was all set to be screened at 66th annual Cannes Film Festival in mid-May 2013, however it was delayed due to Soundarya's dissatisfaction over the final cut of the trailer. The first teaser trailer was released digitally on 9 September 2013, coinciding with Ganesh Chaturthi.

Initially, the film was set for a November 2012 release in India. In course of time, the release date was advanced to September 2012. Later, reports stated that Soundarya Rajinikanth was planning to release the film on 12 December 2012, coinciding with Rajinikanth's birthday. However, it was postponed to January 2013 due to extensive post-production work.

The reports of February 2013 strongly considered the film to release on the eve of Puthandu in April 2013. Though on 3 March 2013, the makers of the film zeroed on 5 July 2013 as the release schedule, later reports of June 2013 suggested that the film would be released on Diwali.


The film posters claimed filming to utilise performance capturing technology, same as that used in films such as Avatar (2009) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011), making Kochadaiiyaan the first Indian film to involve so. K. S. Ravikumar, story writer of the film, announced that the filming would commence from 15 January 2012. The first schedule of indoor shooting started with Rajinikanth's base actions being filmed as per the motion capturing norms.

The second schedule of the film was shot in Thiruvananthapuram at Chitranjali studio and Vismayas Max studio. The second schedule was completed on 30 April 2012. The team was off with the lead actor to Hong Kong for the third schedule of the film on 12 May 2012 where some crucial scenes and combat scenes featuring the lead actor and the antagonist were shot at the State of the Arts Gallery studio.

Since the film was shot using performance capture technology, 48 cameras were used to shoot each and every scene. The 48 cameras captured performance of artistes' at 48 angles. Kochadaiiyaan was equipped with Auro 3D sound technology, becoming the third Indian film to do so.

Although reports of November 2012 suggested that lead actress Deepika Padukone would dub her own voice for the Tamil version, it was later announced that she would dub only for the Hindi version as the makers of the film felt that the film's "chaste Tamil" would be a "tad difficult for her". In June 2013, Soundarya announced that the film would feature a fight sequence "in the middle of the ocean", where Rajinikanth's character would be fighting dolphins. The dubbing for the film's Telugu version Vikramasimha began on 25 August 2013.


Rajinikanth has rendered his voice for Kochadaiiyaan theme song in Hindi version, which was co-sung by A. R. Rahman. Sony Music Entertainment has acquired the music rights of the film.

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