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Mumbai, Mar 31: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who unveiled the trailer of Kochadaiiyaan in Hindi here could not stop gushing about South superstar Rajinikanth’s latest hi-tech 3D film and wished that it heralds a new era in Indian cinema.
“Rajini has a huge following in Chennai… south one must go there and see it. His fans fill up theatres and not all get to see his film first day, first show. Even after several weeks if one goes to see the film, one wouldn’t be able to hear anything as fans keep screaming, applauding…it is amazing,” Bachchan told reporters at the trailer launch.
“I hope theatres are filled for Kochadaiiyaan for years and years. I think people will like it. I would like to say in this 100th year of Indian cinema…when the history of Indian cinema will be written, it will be Before ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ (BK) and After ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ (AK),” he said.
On his personal bonding with Rajinikanth, he said, “We have worked together in several films. There is grace, humility in him… he is very down to earth person. Off the screen we often discuss about life, cinema.”
“I remember when he was doing Robot he told me I am getting bored… I just told him do not stop working and look what he has produced (Kochadaiiyaan). Somebody of his stature continues to offer something new to movie goers,” Bachchan said. Directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya, Kochadaiiyaan is a hi-tech 3D film with photo-realistic motion capture technology and will release this summer.
Filmmaker Ramesh Sippy said, “I am privileged to be here with the big guns of Indian cinema. I congratulate and am proud of Soundarya for taking our cinema a step ahead. I wish all the success to the film.” Kochadaiiyaan is all set to deliver ground breaking technology, taking 3D films a step further in India.
The film will take audience on a musical adventure journey through larger than life battle sequences, intricate period detail and real life actors modelled in the animated world of historic India.
Earlier, Shahrukh Khan had launched the music for Kochadaiiyaan in Chennai. The film is scheduled to release this April.