It’s surprising but true: the shooting of superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Kochadaiyaan, which commenced in London last month, is likely to be wrapped up by this month-end. As reported earlier, the film is being made in 3-dimensional animation form using the ‘motion capturing technology’ and requires less than one-fourth of the time taken for the actual shooting of a film.
The crew of Kochadaiyaan, including Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone (his heroine in the film), has moved from Tiruvallam’s Chitranjali Studios to the Vismaya Studios owned by megastar Mohanlal. Dr. Murali Manohar, the producer of the film, has also informed that the post-production work of the film would he done entirely in tis studio.
Soundarya, Rajini’s younger daughter, debuts as director with Kochadaiyaan and is being assisted to a great extent by K.S. Ravikumar, who pens the story, screenplay and dialogues in the film besides supervising Soundarya’s direction assignment. The crew shot for a few days at the Chitranjali Studios owned by the local government and has now moved to Vismaya Max Animation studios.
Trivandrum is abuzz due to the presence of Rajini on its soil. Murali said that the crew intends to make use of the world-class animation technology available within the Studio and added that the entire post-production work of the film can be completed there. Rajini, who hardly uses his caravan, is seen inside it most of the time in view of the climate as well as to avoid the media glare.
A ban has been imposed on the use of mobile phones by all the crew members in order to ensure that no sequence from the film gets leaked even by ‘mistake’. Sources said that the shooting would be completed by end-April and that the post-production work start soon afterwards.