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Who Designed Costumes For Rajinikanth In Kochadaiyaan?

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Rajinikanth's photo-realistic looks in Kochadaiyaan has hit the bull's eye with the superstar's stylish avatars drawing the huge attention of audience. But many do not know that an ace designer from Bollywood had worked hard on the looks of namma Rajini.

Well, it is none other than well-known Neeta Lulla, who has designed the costumes for Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiyaan. She has worked on each and every character in the movie. Director and the daughter of the superstar, Soundarya Ashwin has praised the designer to heavens.

Soundarya Ashwin said that Neeta Lulla has done an extraordinary job. The designer has taken care of every small details on the costume design to give a realistic look to the characters and it is very impressive.

In a press release, the director said, "Neeta has done an outstanding job on the costumes for Kochadaiyaan. The details in the armour and the weaponised look of the costumes really creates an impact. The photo-realistic performance capture technology used in the film is extremely advanced and the work done on the costumes really shines through."

As it is a period movie, Neeta Lulla had to research a lot on the costumes and experiment before finalising the same. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

20-25 Costumes Selected

Around 20-25 costumes were zeroed in on out of 150 costumes, which were designed on paper.

Armour Suit

A range of 20 to 30 looks were designed by Neeta Lulla. She also created the armour suit along with the costumes of the supporting cast of Kochadaiyaan. She says it was "totally wonderful" to associate with the project.

Neeta Lulla

"Being a part of Kochadaiyaan is definitely a milestone in my career. I think the project is larger than life for two aspects - one being Rajini sir and the other being that it is a photo realistic motion capture film format, that is a first-of-its-kind," Lulla said in a statement.

Looks Not In Fabric Form

Neeta Lulla adds that the team gave a lot of importance to the sketches. "We created the looks not in fabric form, but a detailed overview in sketch form," she claims.

8 Months Work On Characterisations

The designer continues, "My creative team and I worked on for almost eight months on the various characterisations of Rajini sir and the other supporting cast."


Neeta Lulla ends on a note that it was a different kind of design experience altogether.


Kochadaiyaan stars Rajnikanth, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Sarath Kumar, Shobana, Aadi Pinisetty and others in the cast.

Audio Release

The makers of Kochadaiyaan are currently busy with post-production works. The audio of the movie will release in October.

Releasing In...

The mega-budget movie is expected to appear before audience in December 2013 or January 2014.

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