Countdown Begins; ‘Superstar’ himself has dubbed for the film’s Hindi version, says director Soundarya Rajinikanth
The official word is out. Media One Global, co-producers of the much-awaited ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, have confirmed the summer blockbuster is slated for a May 9 release.
The film’s director Soundarya Rajinikanth has tweeted that ‘thalaivar’ himself dubbed for the Hindi version and the countdown to the release, which has had several false starts in the past, has finally begun.
The film that boasts of being the first in the country to be made using photo-realistic performance capture techniques has been co-produced by Eros Now and MediaOne Global. Apart from Rajinikanth, the film stars Deepika Padukone, R. Sharath Kumar, Nazar, Aadi, Shobana and Rukmini.
The filmmakers have also resurrected legendary actor Nagesh as a surprise factor in the film. A.R. Rahman has scored the music, and some of the songs have already become chartbusters on FM channels.
In a video that is going viral online, K.S. Ravikumar, who has written the story and the screenplay, said ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ was written as a prequel to ‘Rana,’ the film that Rajinikanth was shooting for in April 2011 before falling ill. The film itself was subsequently shelved. According to Ravikumar, Rajinikanth appears in a triple role in the film — that of the father ‘Kochadaiiyaan,’ and his two sons Rana and Sena.
His numerous fans hang on to every word A.R. Rahman utters. Being a man who lets his music speak for him, announcements from him are few and far between. Which is why, when he mentioned on his Facebook page that a Chitra-Unnikrishnan number from one of the older films would be part of his score for upcoming Hollywood production, ‘Million Dollar Arm’, his fans went into a tizzy.
Social media sites began buzzing with speculation about the song. The Oscar winner said he was busy adding finishing touches to the score, indicating collaborations with Iggy and Sukhwinder among others. The surprise element, he said, would be the Tamil composition from the 90s in the end credits roll.
Is there a celebrity wedding in the offing in Kollywood? Film circles are abuzz with excitement that Amala Paul and director A.L. Vijay might soon tie the knot. The two have been rumoured to be dating for quite some time now, and talks reached a zenith during the shooting of Vijay-starrer ‘Thalaiva’. It was said the duo would announce their marriage plans after the release of the film.
The two are expected to tie the knot once the young director’s ambitious project, ‘Saivam’, releases. Vijay is said to have received a call from actor Suriya, recently, requesting him to direct his next film. He feels Amala Paul is his lucky mascot, and the reason he has been blessed with so much.
The actress, meanwhile, has been very diplomatic and has asked everybody to wait for an official announcement from Vijay once he returns from abroad. He is finishing post-production on his film there.