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Rajnikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan rules the box office with a Rs. 42 crore worldwide gross in the opening weekend

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced a blockbuster opening weekend of the futuristic fantasy event of the year Kochadaiiyaan – The Legend, at the box office with a massive Rs. 42 crore gross worldwide.

Eros International released the film in 2D and 3D on May 23rd 2014, in 6 languages in over 3,000 screens worldwide. Tamil Nadu distribution was undertaken directly by Eros International.

Directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin, the Photorealistic Performance Capture technology film has set a new milestone in the history of Indian cinema and set the box office ringing with a bumper opening weekend and grossed Rs. 30 crore in India and Rs. 12 crore overseas. Markets with Rajni stronghold like UAE, Malaysia and Singapore have shown superlative performance. With pre-sales from satellite rights in multiple languages, audio and music rights exploitation, brand tie ups and other income, the film is well
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Kochadaiiyaan Smash Hit Already!

Of course being a Rajinikanth film, we expected a huge opening for Kochadaiiyaan but apparently it has opened even bigger than we imagined. In fact, it is the Biggest Rajinikanth opener.

From what we hear, Kochadaiiyaan is a smash hit breaking all records in Tamil Nadu. Trade pundits are predicting 100 crore share just in Tamil Nadu alone! Overseas too the film creating waves, huge hit in UAE, all records broken as well as a very response in USA, Malaysia and Singapore.

The film is getting early rave reviews and Twitter has come alive with Kochadaiiyaan hastags and mentions!

Releasing worldwide today, Superstar Rajnikanth’s ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ is a hi-tech 3D film with Photorealistic Motion Capture Technology alsocalled Performance Capturing Technology. This is a first of its kind being produced in India. It is worth mentioning that the all-time box-office hit ‘Avatar’ directed by James Cameroon and ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ directed by Steven Spielberg,
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Release of Rajinikanths Kochadaiiyaan postponed to May 23

Release of Rajinikanths Kochadaiiyaan postponed to May 23
The release of Eros International's production Kochadaiiyaan - The Legend, directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin, has been postponed to May 23, 2014. The new release date is a full two weeks after its previously announced date of May 9. The reason being sited behind this delay is that the makers want to cater to the demand for multiple language and the 2D and 3D versions to release the same day. Now thanks to this delay the film will be released in six Indian languages Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Punjabi, simultaneously in 2D and 3D in over 6000 screens worldwide. Kochadaiiyaan is an epic dramatization of good versus evil starring South Indian megastar Rajinikanth in a double role along with leading lady Deepika Padukone together with South India's stars R. Sharath kumar, Nazar, Aadi, Shobana and Rukmini.
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Kochadaiiyaan-The Legend Postponed until May 23rd

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry will release the eagerly awaited futuristic fantasy event of the year ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ – The Legend, a Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited production, directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin, worldwide in cinemas on May 23rd 2014, two weeks after its previously announced date of May 9th 2014 to cater to the demand for multiple language and the 2D and 3D versions to release the same day.

Kochadaiiyaan features the unique visual mastery of Photorealistic Performance Capture technology for the very first time in the history of Indian cinema. The film is being released in six Indian language versions Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Punjabi, simultaneously in 2D and 3D in over 6000 screens worldwide. Although the entire unit was optimistically gearing up for a 9th May release, due to some unexpected technical issues, this mammoth worldwide release in multiple languages
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'Kochadaiiyaan' to release May 9

'Kochadaiiyaan' to release May 9
Chennai, April 10: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiiyaan", the release date of which has been postponed over and over again, will finally hit the screens worldwide May 9.

"The release date has been locked as May 9. There will no further changes in the film's release," Rajinikanth's manager told Ians.

Touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated film, "Kochadaiiyaan" is directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin. It has been made on a budget of Rs.125 crore.

Featuring an ensemble cast of Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath Kumar, Naseer, Shobana and Aadi Pinisetty in lead roles, the film has music by double Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman.

It is jointly produced.
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Rajinikanths wife Latha sings for Kochadaiiyaan

Rajinikanths wife Latha sings for Kochadaiiyaan
Apart from South superstar Rajinikanth, who has sung in the upcoming magnum opus Kochadaiiyaan, his wife Latha too has crooned for a number in the film. The song is titled 'Manappenin Sathiyam' and talking about the song, director Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin said, "My mother is a very talented singer, and this song has come out great. Without any practice, she's done an amazing job. Singing is her passion and I hope she does it more often. The lyrics are very emotional and I can't wait for people to hear it. It was a challenge for her, for sure, as she has sung this song in Telugu too." This is not the first time that Latha has sung for a film as she has worked as a playback singer in the 80s. Kochadaiiyan also stars Deepika Padukone along with Jackie Shroff, R. Sarathkumar and Shobana. The music is given by A R Rahman.
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Behind the scenes: Kochadaiiyaan – The Legend – In The Making

We have the exclusive behind the scenes look into the making of Kochadaiiyaan – The Legend. Directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin, Kochadaiiyaan is India’s first Photorealistic Performance Capture film. It is an epic dramatisation of good versus evil starring South Indian megastar Rajinikanth who is cast as the archetypal superhero in a dual role. The film also features Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff and South India’s leading stars R. Sarathkumar, Nazzer, Aadhi, Shobana and Rukmini. With music by A R Rahman. The story, screenplay and dialogues have been penned by K S Ravikumar. The lyrics are by National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu. The film is produced by Sunil Lulla & Sunanda Murali Manohar.

Check out what went into the making of the epic film

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In Pictures Curtain Raiser: Kochadaiiyan

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
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'Kochadaiiyaan' passed with U-certificate

'Kochadaiiyaan' passed with U-certificate
Chennai, March 19: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiiyaan" has been passed with a U-certificate by the Central Board of Film Certification.

Directed by the southern matinee idol's daughter Soundarya Ashwin, the film, touted to be India's first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animated movie, is slated to release April 11 worldwide.

"'Kochadaiiyaan' has been censored with U-certificate," Rajinikanth's manager posted on his Twitter page.

It also features Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath Kumar, Shobana, Aadi Pinisetty, Nasser and Rukmini in important roles.

"Kochadaiiyaan".
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Deepika to attend 'Kochadaiiyaan' audio launch

Deepika to attend 'Kochadaiiyaan' audio launch
Chennai, March 7: Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone will attend the audio launch of superstar Rajnikanth's Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiiyaan" here Sunday.

Deepika essays the role of princess Vadhana in the film, which is directed by Rajnikanth's daughter Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin.

"(I'm) very happy (that) Deepika Padukone, our princess Vadhana, will be in Chennai for the audio launch," posted Soundarya on her Twitter page.

Besides Deepika, Shah Rukh Khan will be present at the event.

"Kochadaiiyaan", which is supposedly India's first motion capture photo-realistic animated film, features Deepika, Jackie Shroff, R. Sarath Kumar, Aadi Pinisetty and Shobana in important roles.

Touted to be made.
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Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan to release on April 11th!

Eros International has announced the release date for the eagerly awaited futuristic fantasy event of the year ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ – The Legend! A Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited production, directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin,‘Kochadaiiyaan’ – The Legend! will hit the big screen worldwide on April 11, 2014.

Kochadaiiyaan features the unique visual mastery of Photorealistic Performance Capture technology for the very first time in the history of an Indian film. This technology has been previously seen in Hollywood masterpieces as Avatar, Tin Tin and Beowulf.

Kochadaiiyaan is an epic dramatization of good versus evil starring South Indian megastar Rajinikanth in a double role in a larger than life depiction. Also starring in the grand production is leading lady Deepika Padukone together with South India’s leading stars R. Sharath kumar, Nazar, Aadi, Shobana and Rukmini.

Providing the musical score is Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman, whose list of credits includes a BAFTA, a Golden Globe
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'Kochadaiyaan' teaser to be released Sep 9

'Kochadaiyaan' teaser to be released Sep 9
Chennai, Sep 1: The first teaser of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan" will be released on the festive occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi Sep 9, announced the director of the film Soundarya Ashwin.

"(I'm) excited to announce 'Kochadaiyaan' teaser will release this September 9," posted Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya on her Twitter page.

The film will feature Rajinikanth in dual role, while Sarath Kumar, Shobana, Aadi Pinisetty and Nassar will be seen in important roles.

Also starring Deepika Padukone and Jackie Shroff, "Kochadaiyaan" is touted to be India's first motion capture technology film.
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New Still Rajnikanth in Kochadaiyaan!

Kochadaiyaan stars Superstar Rajnikanth, R Sarath Kumar, Nassar, Jackie Shroff, Aadhi, Shobana, Rukmini and Deepika Padukone. Kochadaiyaan is Asia’s first performance capturing film using the technology only previously used in Avataar and Tin Tin. Rajni will play the warrior ‘Kochadaiyaan’ as well as his son Rana, with music composed by Ar Rahman and directed by his daughter Soundarya, in what will be a ground-breaking film for Indian cinema on an international level.

Talking about the film Soundarya said at a press conference held in London last year, “I wanted to immortalise my dad and this technique (photo capture technology) allows us to do so much more creatively than what live action films can do. It is different from visual effects because with that you shoot live and then you composite with a computer generated background (CGI), but in this movie everything you see is going to be created in the studio.
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Rajinikanth surprises with fast-paced dubbing for 'Kochadaiyaan'

Rajinikanth surprises with fast-paced dubbing for 'Kochadaiyaan'
Chennai, March 28: Rajinikanth has started dubbing for his upcoming Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan" and the work pace of the southern superstar has amazed Oscar-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty.

Directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, "Kochadaiyaan" is India's first motion-capture film, made along the lines of "Tin Tin" and "Avatar". The film also features R. Sarath Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Aadi Pinisetty, Shobana, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Jackie Shroff and Nasser.

"Rajini sir began dubbing for the film yesterday (Wednesday). He has already completed the first half and is likely to complete the rest in a day or two,".
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Kochadaiyaan starring Superstar Rajinikanth

Eros International Media Limited Presents, Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited Mega Production Kochadaiyaan starring superstar Rajiniknath, R Sarathkumar, Deepika Padukone, Nassar, Jackie Shroff, Aadhi, Shobana, Rukmini and others. Kochadaiyaan is Asia’s first performance capturing film using the technology only previously used in Avatar and Tin Tin. Kochadiayaan is a unique concept which immortalizes superstar Rajinikanth.

The shoot commenced in March 2012 in Pinewood Studios, London and was completed in 25 days. Pinewood Studios is famous for Hollywood films like the James Bond series, Harry Potter series, Ironman etc. The next and final schedule commenced in Trivandum shortly after and the entire film shoot was completed by mid 2012.

Kochadaiyaan’s chief technicians include:

Art director: Velu

Stunt Director: Michael

Costumes: Neeta Lulla

Choreography: Saroj Khan, Chinni Prakash and Raju Sundaram

Editing: Anthony

Lyrics: Kavignar Vaali, Kaviperarasu Vairamuthu

Sound Design: Resul Pookutty

Production Controller: R Udayakumar

Creative Consultant: R Madhesh

Music: Ar Rahman

Story,
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Eros International & Mediaone Global Entertainment announce marketing and pre-sales blitzkrieg for Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International) a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry is proud to be presenting Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan, a Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited production, with music by Ar Rahman, story and supervision by K.S. RaviKumar and direction by Soundarya R Ashwin. 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 & 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 & 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.
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