Overall, Rajinikanth’s Tamil animation film “Kochadaiiyaan” has received positive reviews due to a strong storyline and the cast of a super hero but his fans were upset that it was not Rajinikanth but his animation character that has often done heroic deeds to impress the audience.
Directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya,”Kochadaiiyaan” is is India’s first 3D film using the so-called “photorealistic motion capturing technology”, the way the English film Toon was done two years ago. But the difference being huge, Rajinikanth’s film lack the sophistication of that technology and the producers have failed to bring in latest tech experts to make the film stand on par with the global standards befitting the Tamil Hero Rajinikanth.
Rana (Rajinikanth), commander of Kalingapuri, convinces his king and wages a war against Kottaipattinam. But in the midst of the battle, he changes his stand and joins the opposition forces, defying his own king. Why? That is the final climax of the story.
Rajinikanth plays both father (Kochadaiiyaan) and son (Rana) with the female lead played by Deepika Padukone (Vadhana Devi), besides Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Jackie Shroff, Shobana and Nassar.
Critics have given positive feedback. Indiaglitz said, “‘Kochadaiiyaan’ is a definite summer treat and is totally worth the wait. As noted by experts in this field, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ has kicked off on an optimistic note and is certainly a trend setter in many respects.”
Though it was a maiden attempt by Soundarya to use the latest technology, she should not have compromised on technical finesse to make the film “Kochadaiiyaan” more sophisticated than what it is now. Surely, this would be a forerunner of the animation films that may come in the future in India.