New Delhi: Rajinikanth is back! After three long years, the superstar is back on the silver screen with a period drama called 'Kochadaiiyaan'. The film just like its name is unique as it introduces animated motion capture technology in 3D for the first time in India.
The film has been in the making for sometime now. Post production delays have ensured enough curiosity on the film. Directed by Saundarya R Ashwin, the superstar's daughter, the film is a tale of a king. Apart from Rajini, the film also features Deepika Padukone, Shobhana, Jackie Shroff and Nasser on key roles.
While Rajinikanth films usually work due to the superstar's popularity, 'Kochadaiiyaan' success will also depend on how the new technology is used in mainstream Indian cinema. The trailers of the film have opened to mix response and many of Rajini's fans aren't too happy about the physical absence of the star. Will the film be able to break prejudices? Will Rajini's charm work once again? Shomini Sen of IBNLive.com is inside the theater to find that out.
10.11 AM #Rajinikanth fans, all set for #Kochadaiiyaan? Tweet review coming up. Stay tuned.
10.25 AM #Rajinikanth returns to the big after a long time. Needless to say, fans are eagerly waiting to see the superstar in #Kochadaiiyaan
10.27 AM #Kochadaiiyaan, directed by @soundaryaarajni also features @deepikapadukone, Jackie Shroff and Shobhana.
10.35 AM The makers are showing behind the scene stills before the film begins, explaining how the motion capture technology works. #Kochadaiiyaan
10.40 AM @SrBachchan's deep baritone sets the mood for the period drama. He is the narrator in the Hindi version of #Kochadaiiyaan
10.46 AM Only Rajini's horse can jump from one cliff to the other effortlessly while hero breaths in fresh air, mid-air! #LikeABoss #Kochadaiiyaan
10.48 AM I see an animated version of director @soundaryaarajni as well in one of the crowd scenes. :) #Kochadaiiyaan
10.58 AM The battle scenes are spendid! Amazing animation! #Kochadaiiyaan
11.09 AM 'Gaal bhi chikne hai, jaise mere chumbano ke liye hi bane hai' #dialogue #sorrycouldntresist #Kochadaiiyaan
11.30 AM First half of #Kochadaiiyaan is action-packed. The plot is engaging with lots of twists in the story.
11.43 AM Royalty has a very unique way of expressing grief. By singing and dancing in a grand set up. #Kochadaiiyaan
11.54 AM The signature Rajini style action is there in abundance! #Kochadaiiyaan
12 PM And you cannot not have the gorgeous Shobhana in a film and not make her dance. :). #Kochadaiiyaan
12.26 PM Even though the songs are shot beautifully- they tend to slow the pace of the film. #Kochadaiiyaan
12.28 PM Lot of theatrics, lof of dramatic dialogues in shuddh Hindi, unbelievable action sequences #Kochadaiiyaan is larger than life.
12.36 PM #Kochadaiiyaan is not really a performance driven film. Its technically a very sound film.
12.38 PM While Rajinikanth's signature style is there throughout ardent fans might miss his physical presence in the film. #Kochadaiiyaan
12.39 PM Also the animated version of the actors aren't that emotive neither to they get mannerism perfectly. #Kochadaiiyaan
12.40 PM All the scenes of the battle, the tandav that Rajini performs in the second half leave the viewers awestruck. #Kochadaiiyaan
12.42 PM Watch #Kochadaiiyaan for its technical brilliance. Its truly something new for Indian cinema.
12.43 PM Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #Kochadaiiyaan.