Chennai: The audio CD of the Rajinikanth-starrer Kochadaiiyaan will be released on March 9, his daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin said here on February 28, 2014.
A R Rahman has scored the music for the film which also stars Deepika Padukone, Shobana, Sarath Kumar and Nasser.
Soundarya said re-creating the likeness of Rajni was tough. “With Avatar and Tintin, the makers were creating imaginary characters. The seven-feet Naavi or the cartoonish characters of Tintin did not have any real-life references and were completely imaginary,” she said.
“However, the task we had at hand was a lot tougher. Appa’s fans know his appearance inside out; they know his body language distinctly and know every scar he has. So, re-creating an exact likeness of his real-life being was a huge challenge.
Likewise, for everybody else… be it Shobana or Deepika. They will look exactly the same in their 3D animated version as they are in real life,” said Soundarya.
The daughter had another tough task — getting father to act in romantic scenes with Deepika. “Appa felt awkward when I directed the romantic sequences with Deepika (Padukone) in the movie,” she said.
“Every time I said ‘cut’, he would feel awkward I was directing him,” she said.
‘Kochadaiiyaan’ which will have Rajinikanth in multiple roles is the country’s first full-length photo-realistic 3D performance capture feature film. Comedian Nagesh has also been re-created for the film.
On the time taken for the film, she said while such movies in Hollywood take seven to eight years to be completed, Kochadaiiyaan had been done at a quicker pace.
Karbonn Mobiles, which has partnered with Kochadaiiyaan, has come up with special-edition smartphones to coincide with the film’s release.