The first thing I want to know is what possessed superstar Rajnikant to get involved in a junk movie like Kochadaiyaan. I think the answer is that he was shown James Cameroon’s block-buster movie “Avatar” and told that Kochadaiyaan would be its equivalent.
Poor Rajnikant. He must be squirming with embarrassment at being associated with such an amateurish attempt.
If you think I am exaggerating, look at the official trailer of the movie. You will be aghast. I have seen better graphics on my ageing PS2 game box.
If you still want more proof, look at what they have done to the lovely Deepika Padukone. Yahoo rightly says “This Deepika Padukone Photo Will Haunt You In Your Dreams”.
There are more such pictures of Rajinikant & Deepika Padukone floating around the web that will shock you.
A review in the Times of India tells you the same story. “The characters feel like caricatures of real-life actors we have known. The movements of the actors too are robotic (in dance numbers, it feels like the characters are doing yoga) and the detailing is far from perfect, especially for characters in the background” says the reviewer with a tone of disgust in his/ her voice.
Yet another review is in Firstpost where the reviewer calls it a “hilariously terrible animation” and a “disaster from beginning to end“.
If you are a shareholder of Eros International, now is the time to pack your bags and head for the exit. Trust your instinct. Don’t wait for the official figures to come in. Eros barely managed to survive the ‘Jai Ho’ debacle. It won’t survive the Kochadaiyaan debacle.