India’s 1st Performance Capture Photorealistic Film Kochadaiiyaan, directed by Soundarya Ashwin starring superstar RajniKant and Deepika Padukone is a masterpiece in the latest technology photo-realistic 3D used for the very first time in India.
Kochadaiiyaan – movie review
It’s a period drama that revolves around RajniKant sir who essays the double role of the father Kochadaiiyaan,and the son Rana.
The story is dramatic,based on the revenge theme. Young Rana accidentally goes to Raja Mahendra (Jackie Shroff’s )state, grows up to be a great warrior, and wins his admiration & trust only to free his soldiers who were kept hostage by King Mahendra for the last 15 years.
Rana fools King Mahendra and his son Vena Mahendra ( Aadhi) returns to his home state to a hero’s welcome where Rishikoyan ( Nassar) is the king. He is a wicked and manipulated king. His daughter princess Vandana played by Deepika Padukone has been in love with Rana since childhood and her love rekindles after his return. His son and heir apparent Sengodayan (R Sarathkumar) is in love with Yamuna ( Rukmani ) Rana’s sister.
Rana saves king Rishikodayan from a fatal accident and the grateful king has no option but to agree to the marriage of Rukmani with the prince Sengodayan. But he disowns his son after marriage. Now Princess Vandana is in dilemma about her own love for Rana.
A soldier overhears her conversation reports to the king, and she is called by her father for an explanation. She sees a masked intruder attempting to kill her father, the masked man turns out to be Rana.
The story goes into the flashback of Kochadaiiyaan father of Rana and Dharma, Lord Shiva’s devotee a well respected and brave Senapati who was forced to leave his soldiers with King Mahendra in order to save their lives.
There are lots of twists and turns in the plot and even suspense as the story progresses and reaches the climax. The good wins over the evil in lavishly picturised and exquisite battle sequences. The sheer grandeur of the sets will transform audience back to those years.
Rajnikanth’s daughter debutant director of the film Soundarya, takes a bold step by using photo-realistic performance capture that brings actors into technical formats in this 3D movie. The great Rajnikanth’s Tandav dance is the highlight of Kochadaiiyaan. Music by A R Rahman blends well into the period drama. The film has Amitabh Bachchan in a pre build up scene to the movie, applauding ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ for it’s photo realistic attempt as a tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema. 3 stars to this bold brave visually appealing technology rich ‘Kochadaiiyaan’.
– Reviewed by Pawan Gupta
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Cast of Kochadaiiyaan :
Rajinikanth – Rana
Deepika Padukone – Princess Vadhana
Jackie Shroff – Raja Mahendra
Sarathkumar – Sengodagan
CREDITS of Kochadaiiyaan:
Banner – Eros International, Mediaone Global Entertainment Ltd
Produced by – Sunil A Lulla, Sunanda Murali Manohar, Prashita Chaudhary
Director – Soundarya Rajnikanth
Story – K.S. Ravikumar
Music Director – A R Rahman
Screenplay – K.S. Ravikumar
Lyricist – Kavignar Vaali, Kaviyarasu Vairamuttu
Editor – Anthony
Action – Michael
Art – Velu
Choreography – Saroj Khan, Chinni Prakash, Raju Sundaram
Costume Design – Neeta Lulla
Kochadaiiyaan- movie review