Kollywood is ready to welcome a new kind of film that Tamil audience are not used to, as Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiiyaan, a 3D motion capture computer-animated film, is ready to hit the screens. The stage is getting ready for its grand release and the movie bosses are leaving no stone unturned to create a positive buzz around the film. While the expectations on the film are mounting on one side, the question on the film's success is being raised by trade pundits!
Kochadaiiyaan is set to become a milestone film in terms of technology and budget. We are in times where our top heroes consider masala movies as the safe bet and do the same old masala flicks. But Rajinikanth has opted a different path as he has chosen an experimental film. The 3D motion capture computer-animated film could impress urban audience, but his strong base is rural market. It is this factor that has made industry insiders to raise the question on its success.
How Rajinikanth Hardcore Audience Love To See Him?
Rajinikanth's hardcore fans love to see him in roles that they can connect instantly. It is not an assumption, but a fact that has made the actor a superstar in South. An animated Rajini is not a tried and tested role and this is the main reason why the debate has started. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Many would easily point their fingers at the success of Rajinikanth's Endhiran - The Robot. But let me remind you, Shankar's character creations were brilliant and the scientic-fiction role played by the superstar was simply entertaining.
Animated Rajini No Match To Real Life Rajinikanth Charm
Well, the early reports emerging from audience about Kochadaiiyaan say that a section of audience is not impressed. People say that the real-life Rajinikanth role is no match to an animated character.
The joy of watching Rajinikanth in normal films will not be the same in Kochadaiiyaan. The typical 'Rajinisim' will be missing in the film. Take a look at the characters of Sivaji or Padayappa, the audience would ignore the exaggerated heroism part and connect with the characters with ease.
Is Kochadaiiyaan Packed With Commercial Elements?
On the other side, there are traders, who doesn't want to down play the film's prospects at this stage. They want to wait till the film hits the screens. If Kochadaiiyaan has packaged with all the necessary commercial elements, the film, undoubtedly, could pull all section of audience.
The High Point Of The Film
Nonetheless, traders say in unison that Kochadaiiyaan will take Kollywood to new heights at least in terms of technology and innovation. They also say that the success could pave way for more number of experimentations.
Kochadaiiyaan, which also features Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Sarath Kumar, Aadhi and others in the cast, is a historical-fiction directed by Soundarya Ashwin. Veteran director KS Ravikumar has provided story and screenplay for the film.