Kochadaiiyaan – The Legend revolves around the tale of a historical figure in the 710-735AD who was the most brave and successful warrior of his times. Superstar returns in animation for his fans in three different characters – kochadaiiyaan, rana and sena.
It is a historic revenge drama around two evil kings, Raja Mahendra of Kalingapuri (Jackie shroff) and Rishikodagan of Kottaipattinam (Nassar). Supertsar Rajinikanth plays a dual role as Kochadaiiyaan (father) and Rana (son) both fight for a cause for generations.
Exuberant Kochadaiiyaan (Rajini) arrives with a bang in the court of king Rishikodagan, which forms the backbone for the plot in the second half of the movie. This flashback takes us to what really happened to Rana’s father Kochadaiiyaan.
Director Soundarya Rajini has succeeded because making a photorealistic movie work depends largely on the technology and plot contrivance. Thanks to the director for creating an amazing screen presence of iconic actor Nagesh after a long gap.
K.S. Ravikumar rocks with the punch lines of superstar Rajinikanth. His screenplay elevates the film to a great height. Booming voice, sparkling dialogues and A.R.Rahman‘s BGM are what clasps the film together.
The powerful storyline also supports the animation flick which is absolutely new and interesting. Songs ‘engae pogudho vaanam’ and ‘medhuvaagathaan’ are the top tunes which retain the flavour of dual Oscar winner A.R.Rahman.
Choreography is impressive with Shobana, Saroj khan, Raju sundaram and Chinni prakash. A big bang historical visual treat for rajini’s fans! A great feeling out there for fans who were all excited to see their Matinee Idol. Of course, there are issues with Rajini’s physical features in animation, but overall satisfying. Rajini’s mannerisms were intact in the animated format which gives audience a reason to love the film.
An expensive experiment with the dynamic presence of superstar Rajinikanth! Filmmaker deserves to be applauded despite lack of the needed technical finesse. Hats off to Soundarya Rajinikanth Aswin for the big leap. It is a good attempt for a mainstream film.
For the loyalRajini fans of Tamil Nadu, it will be very pleasant to see him on screen after three and a half years!