Southern Super Star Rajnikanth announced his immediate new film venture which precedes the much talked “Raana” which could not take off due to the actor’s health condition. The new film- “Kochadaiyan” will be directed by the actor’s younger daughter Soundarya and the screenplay, story and dialogues are handled by Director K.S.Ravikumar. “Kochadaiyaan” uses high-tech 3D animation technology as has been in “Avatar” and “Tin Tin”, said an official statement. The film being produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment is scheduled for release in August 2012.
This announcement came a couple of days after his elder daughter Aishwarya Dhanush’s film ‘3’ was in news for its “Kolaveri” song. Given that the pre-production work for “Rana” has been virtually completed, the actor’s decision to finish the animation film before that came as a surprise to many, as the unit, till recently and maintained that Rajnikanth would soon resume shooting for the film.
Director K.S.Ravikumar, also the director of “Raana” , said; “We have completed just one song for “Raana”. All of us felt that ‘Kochadaiyaan’ should come ahead of ‘Raana’. Once we complete the 3D film, it will certainly be “Raana” next”. On whether the decision to make an animation film was based on the actor’s health condition, Ravikumar said, ”Even for this film he will actually perform every scene. It will be inside a hi-tech studio, where we will record it using the motion capturing technique.”
Super Star Rajnikanth’s immediate venture, ‘Kochadaiyaan’ is one of the many names of Lord Shiva, and is also the name of a king.