We all know that Superstar Rajnikanth is hailed as the Star of all the stars down the south. With such a charisma and mass fan following, will a successful producer ever turn down a Rajnikanth’s movie? Certainly, no one would do. However, it seems as if Kalanidhi Maran, one of the new but high profile producers in Tamil cinema industry, has a second thought about it. Kalanidhi Maran, who is well known for developing the biggest television channel group – the brand of Sun, seems to remain uninterested in acquiring the television rights of Thalaivar’s upcoming animation flick ‘Kochadaiyaan’! An interesting irony is that, Kalanidhi Maran was the producer for Rajnikanth’s previous megaphone – Endhiran.
The fact is that the television channel run by the ruling party in Tamil Nadu has bagged the television rights of the much anticipated Soundarya Rajnikanth directorial, Kochadaiyaan. However, the speculations are rife as to why Kalanidhi Maran did not pitch for the rights of the movie. Another interesting speculation is that it seems as if the makers of the animation flick approached the Endhiran producer, but the offer was turned down by him later.
On enquiring, a well informed source says that Kalanidhi Maran’s production house did not find an interest in acquiring the television rights of Kochadaiyaan, because the movie is being built with high end graphics features. The production house feels as if the performance capture technology being used in the movie making will not work with the mass television watchers of Tamil Nadu, although the urban people would acknowledge the movie’s uniqueness.
The source adds that Kalanidhi’s production house has a thought that the fans would not be kicked enough to see the digitally enhanced Rajnikanth, rather than the real flesh and blood onscreen. However, the producer of the movie, Dr. J Murali Manohar defends that no one from his side has contacted any television group yet!