In Pictures Curtain Raiser: KOCHADAIIYAN

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At a special curtain raiser event, Amitabh Bachchan launched the first look of the film ‘KOCHADAIIYAN’ a Rajnikanth film directed by his daughter, Soundarya. Also there in attendance at the grand event were Rajnikanth, Kajol, Anupam Kher, Jaya Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Subhash Ghai, Shekhar Kapur, Sunil Lulla, and Ramesh Sippy.

India’s first Photorealistic Performance Capture film Kochadaiiyaan is an epic dramatisation of good versus evil starring South Indian megastar Rajinikanth who is cast as the archetypal superhero in a dual role. Also starring in the grand production are Indian A-listers Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff and South India’s leading stars R. Sarathkumar, Nazzer, Aadhi, Shobana and Rukmini.

Talking about the evening Mr Bachchan wrote on his blog: “Women Empowerment!! At its best tonight .. as I inaugurate the latest Rajnikanth film directed by his daughter, Soundarya .. a film made on the technology of Motion Picture Capture .. “KOCHADAIIYAN” … truly amazing effort and a first for India ..

Motion picture capture : eg ‘Avatar’ and Spielberg’s ‘Rin Tin Tin’ ..

So much to say .. a proud moment for society where a girl takes on the challenge of a technology for the first time in the country .. and makes it happen ..

A daughter pays tribute to her haloed Father, in an affection that transcends all the cynicism that society still throws up ..

A Father who entrusts his daughter with confidence and support to undertake this huge enterprise .. unlike some of the twisted norms being still practised in the country …”

Adding to that on Facebook by posting, “KOCHADAIIYAN motion capture film for the first time in India … a tribute by a daughter to her Father, a show of strength by women, a love and cooperation of a Father to his daughter …
And the film ..? Incredible execution of a concept that is so painstaking .. and tough !!!
What an evening ..

As Chief Guest of the evening, I am dumb struck by what we witnessed.”

Anupam Kher tweeted, “Kochadaiiyan is directed by Soundarya Rajnikant. This film will be a Game Changer in Indian Cinema. Take a bow. Rajni my friend BRAVO. Meeting ‘The Rajnikant’ at the trailer & music launch of Kochadaiiyan was amazing. What I saw today is HISTORICAL.:)”

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