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Trailer: ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ feat. Rajinikanth and Deepika

Eros International has released the theatrical trailer of Kochadaiiyaan – The Legend, a Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin film featuring superstar Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles.

The music of the film has been composed by award-winning maestro A. R. Rahman with lyrics by National award-winning lyricist Vairamuthu. The story, screenplay and dialogues have been penned by K S Ravikumar.

The film is produced by Sunil Lulla & Sunanda Murali Manohar.

Kochadaiiyaan releases in UK cinemas  on 11th April, 2014.

“Rajinikanth is inspiring” – Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone will be seen with superstar Rajinikanth in  Kochadaiyaan and has said that the actor inspired her a lot with his dedication and passion while shooting for the film, which experiments with performance-capturing technique.

“Working with him in Kochadaiyaan was very inspiring for the kind of energy he brings to the sets even after working for so many years. He has that passion one can easily see in his eyes. After his illness, I saw the same passion,” said Deepika. 

“We are trying out a new technique in Kochadaiyaan, the performance-capturing technique. So it’s a completely new experience for me. While the emotions are what I’ve conveyed, the technique used is completely new,” she added.

Kochadaiyaan is Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya R. Ashwin’s directorial debut and the period drama is the superstar’s first film after his illness.

The 61-year-old was out of action in 2011 when he developed health problems and was flown to Singapore for treatment.

Kochadaiyaan will also be released in Hindi,  Tamil, Malayalam, Japanese, Telugu and English and Deepika might even dub for the Tamil version.

“As for Japanese or Telugu, I don’t know these languages. The idea is to make this a big international film coming from India.” she said.

‘Kochadaiyaan’ to premiere in London

Rajinikanth’s KOCHADAIYAAN, an Eros International and Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited production, with music by A.R. Rahman , story and supervision by K.S. RaviKumar and direction by Soundarya R Ashwin will reportedly have a London premiere.

The shooting of the film is complete and it is in active post production. The countdown to the release of the prestigious project has begun with Eros and Mediaone embarking on the marketing and exploitation of the film actively with the Tamil Satellite rights being assigned to Jaya TV and the Telugu rights for the film to Messrs Lakshmi Ganapathy Films, Hyderabad.

Eros and Mediaone have also strategically tied up Karbonn Mobiles to launch 5,00,000 Kochadaiyaan Mobiles to celebrate the release of the film. The tie-up with Karbonn Kochadaiyaan mobiles will have exclusive screen savers and images from the film along with the trailer and the signature tune of the film. These special Kochadaiyaan mobiles would be released in September/ October during the audio launch of the film.

Announcing the marketing plans, Dr. J Murali Manohar, Director of Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited said, “We are overwhelmed by the marketing response for the film from brands and distributors and are looking forward to completing the film soon and releasing it later this year and excited that a big Bollywood studio like Eros is backing the project.

 Mr. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd added, “Eros is proud to be associated with Rajinikanth once again. We are confident that like Sivaji and Robot this will also be a landmark film in Rajinikanth’s career with attractive monetization avenues and we are privileged to be a part of it. We are delighted to have Jaya TV on board for the Tamil satellite rights. We will also be releasing a separate Hindi version along with the Tamil version”.

Sudhir Hasija, Chairman, Karbonn Mobiles said “We at Karbonn Mobiles are very excited and proud of our association with movie Kochadaiyaan and Eros International. The Karbonn Kochadaiyaan phone will come embedded with behind the scene footage, movie trailers and songs from the movie, Rajinikanth’s popular film dialogues, wall papers and much more. A special treat is Rajinikanth’s digital signature on the back panel of the phone that provides every fan with their own personal Rajinikanth autograph.”

Announced earlier last year, Kochadaiyaan is an action adventure film with performance capturing technology, on the lines of James Camaron’s Avatar and Spielberg’s TinTin .The film will release in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi and English. Along with Rajini, the film stars Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Sharat Kumar, Nazzar, Shobana, Aadi, Rukmani and others.

 The music release of the film is planned in Tokyo and multi-city premieres of the film are being planned across Los Angeles, London and India. The film is scheduled to release towards the end of the year.

Check out some photos from the London Press Conference held earlier this year after the completion of the first schedule at Pinewood Studios:

‘Hindi music for Kochadaiyaan is different’ – A.R. Rahman

The music of Kochadaiyaan, starring Rajinikanth and Bollywood babe Deepika Padukone will reportedly release next month.

According to reports, Kochadaiyaan, India’s first film that features Performance Capturing with Photorealistic Technology, will release by September this year.

Oscar award-winning music composer A.R. Rahman has composed the music for the film and at the International Press Launch in London he said: “The sensibilities for the Hindi audience and South Indian audience are different. For the Hindi version of the film, the parts are slightly different but the music is more Hindi oriented. The Tamil song is very pure and specific for the Tamil audiences. I am really excited as I am doing Kochadaiyaan with the world’s best technicians.”

Check out some pictures of A.R. Rahman from the International Press Launch by Hayat Khan. 

International launch of ‘Kochadaiyaan’ in London

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: