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(U) (2014)

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23 May 2014
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Kochadaiyaan Review


The day Rajinikanth's millions of fans have been waiting for is finally here. The Tamil superstar's graphical wonder Kochadaiiyaan has arrived near your theatres in multiple languages. This time, Rajini will be seen in never-before avatars as the film is a historical fiction directed by his daughter Soundarya Ashwin.

The story of the film is about a son (Rana)'s fight to regain the lost glory of his father (Kochadaiiyaan) both played by the superstar, who will also be seen as Sena (Third role). AR Rahman's voice tells us about the battle of two kingdoms Kalingpuram and Kottaipattanam.

Verdict: Ignore the technical flaws, watch it for the brave attempt made by Soundarya and her team. Mind you, Kochadaiiyaan is a worth-watching film.

Kochadaiiyaan has taken inspiration from Pandya King Kochadaiyaan Ranadheeran and comes with a fictional account on him. Rajinikanth has done the role of a father and a son. Jackie Shroff plays the role of a baddie with Deepika Padukone and Shobana romancing Rajinikanth in different times

Final words:

Overall, my sincere advice is to don’t watch this movie in 3D as a number of nagging animations will disturb you to concentrate so watch this movie in 2D to concentrate on the story. Kudos to Rajinikanth.

The film, set in a bygone era, encompasses elements such as bravery, jealousy, revenge and inspiring leadership. K.S.Ravikumar binds them all with a gripping screenplay which soars particularly in the second half and he proves that he is a master at his game.

Do watch out for the end credits sequence which is a fitting culmination to the overall Kochadaiiyaan experience. The team’s hard work and vision will humble you and might make you emotional.

Verdict: A pioneering attempt which offers true entertainment in trademark Rajini style

A lot is riding on Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kochadaiyaan’, as it happens to be India’s first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film. The success of this film would mean many film-makers taking up this technology, and it would help the makers to break barriers and cross the boundaries.

In spite of the fact that animation and motion capturing involved in Kochadaiyaan are no match to Hollywood standards, this is just the beginning in Tamil cinema and it is a good beginning.

If this movie is the output of the first attempt at motion capture technology in India, we can take it happily.

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