Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s multi-lingual film Kochadaiiyaan will release worldwide on April 11, announced the film’s producers in Chennai recently. Shot using Photorealistic Peformance Capture technology, earlier used in Hollywood superhit Avataar, the film is an ‘epic dramatisation’ of good versus evil, producer Eros International Media Ltd said in a statement.
The film will be the superstar’s first venture after his recovery from a reported kidney ailment and is directed by his daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin. The star cast includes Deepika Padukone, Shobana, R. Sharath Kumar, Aadhi and many others. A.R. Rahman has scored the music. “For the first time, a full length feature has been made using Peformance Capture technology in India and I truly hope this creates a whole alternate film avenue apart from live action films in our country,” said Soundarya.
The film will release in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Bengali and Punjabi in India and overseas in more than 6000 screens, informs Sunil Lulla, MD, Eros International Media Ltd. “We are releasing an English version internationally as well,” he added.
Ban on Khairlanjichya Mathyavar
The only survivor of the massacre not happy with the film
By Screen Correspondent
Barely a few days of its release and the Marathi film Khairlanjichya Mathyavar faces controversy.
Bhaiyalal Bhotmange, the only survivor of the Khairlanji massacre, is not happy with the way he and his family have been portrayed in the film. He decided to file a petition at the Nagpur High Court for a stay order on the film after attending its special screening in Mumbai recently. Thus the film has been banned for screening in Nagpur.
A group of people brutally assaulted the members of Bhaiyalal Bhotmange’s family in on September 29, 2006. His wife Surekha, teenage daughter Priyanka and two grown-up sons Sudhir and Rohan were all paraded naked in the village. Both the women were gang-raped by a mob and Bhaiyalal’s wife and children were then hacked to death. Bhaiyalal ran for his life and was the lone survivor of the incident.