Superstar Rajinikanth, Oscar-award winning composer A.R. Rahman, director Soundarya and Dr. J. Murali attended the International launch of Kochadaiyaan at an exclusive Central London location today.
Set to be this year’s blockbuster film, Kochadaiyaan – The Legend, is set to rival such Hollywood masterpieces as Avatar and Tintin. Kochadiyaan stars South Indian film megastar Rajinikanth and features the musical talents of Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire composer AR Rahman. The film is produced by British company Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited, and will be released worldwide by Eros International.
The ground-breaking film, a first within the Indian realm of movie-making, features for the first time the unique visual mastery of Performance Capturing with Photoreleastic Technology. This state-of-the-art advanced technology transcends the CGI capabilities utilised in Hollywood films such as Avatar, Tintin and Beo Wulf.
Screen legend Rajinikanth is cast as the archetypal superhero in the epic dramatisation of good versus evil. Also starring in the grand-scale production are Bollywood A-listers Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff and South India’s leading stars R Sarathkumar, Aadhi and Shobana.
The British funded project, which has been shot exclusively at Pinewood Studios in the UK with a team of world-class technical experts, is directed by Soundarya, a talented and forward thinking filmmaker who is well versed with various trend setting techniques.
Providing the musical score is maestro and Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, whose list of Award credits includes a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and two Academy Awards for his outstanding musical compilation for the multi-Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
With pioneering technology, a stellar cast and a winning storyline, Kochadaiyaan is set to transcend boundaries and break records, creating a market first in world cinema.
Check out some exclusive pictures from the event, taken by Hayat Khan: