Chennai: The cream of the Hyderabad film fraternity recently attended the showcase of the Telugu version of Eros International & MediaOne’s Kochadaiiyaan in Hyderabad, in support of Rajinikanth and director Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin as she pioneers photo-realistic motion capture technology in the country with the magnum opus.
The event attended by Telugu film fraternity and stalwarts like Rajamouli, Mohan Babu, T. Subbiramy Reddy etc. saw the unveiling of the 3D trailer of the film along with a 10 minute video offering insights into the making of the film.
On the occasion Rajinikanth, who was greeted with joyous cheers and whistles, said, “Though I do not understand much about technology, I am very happy that Kochadaiiyaan has been completed in two years and my daughter is introducing a new technology to our industry.”
Hit director S.S. Rajamouli with a series of blockbuster behind him like Magadheera, Eega etc lavished praises on Soundarya saying, “Taking up this project is a big challenge in itself, and completing it is the next. Performance capture is very difficult… right from the start through to the end product, every step has its own difficulties.” Rajamouli further added, “What I had done for Eega is hardly two percent of what she has done for Kochadaiiyaan. The world has never seen a movie based on photorealistic motion capture finish in two years. She had to keep in mind every little detail. We should feel proud of Soundarya who has got this technology to Hyderabad.”
Talking about the ‘Thalaiva’, veteran actor Mohan Babu said, “What can I say about my friend? I can write a book on him. We have been friends for 40 years. One of his daughters should have been my daughter-in-law, but that could never happen.”