Chennai, September 9,
It has been almost three years since we saw ‘Superstar’ play the hero and two, since Soundarya Ashwin’s announcement of her mega budget period film Kochadaiiyaan. For a Rajini fan, it’s the kind of wait that’s punishing. So, when Kochadaiiyaan’s official trailer was released at 9.30 am this morning, it was received with almost as much festivity as would the release of his film. Though the comments for trailer gave mixed reviews about its animation and special effects, most of Rajini’s loyal fan following made up for these reviews with a generous dose of frenzied admiration, with some people even claiming that this was the first time they looked forward to a Monday.
“There have been complaints about the film’s CG quality, but I strongly feel we should cut some slack for this film, because the technology used is one-of-its-kind in Tamil cinema and that’s a great start. Also, considering the market, the money that could be collected for the film is low,” says city-based filmmaker and lyricist Charukesh Sekar. “I think the intrigue is tapped a lot because we see him young again and definitely larger-than-life,” he adds.
Many others feel the effort being put into this film makes it unique. Word is that late actor Nagesh will also be brought to life in an animated character in the film. Kochadaiiyaan’s posters have claimed the use of Performance Capturing Technology – which was used in big budget Hollywood films like Avatar and The Adventures of Tintin. The official trailer, which gives viewers a sneak peek into this technology, has already got Rajini fans raving Superstar’s new style.
Balaji Venugopal, television host, RJ and actor, is convinced that Kochadaiiyaan’s use of impeccable state-of-the-art technology, along with Rajinikanth’s popularity could make this film the beginning of a new trend.