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Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan: Brings back late Nagesh, 80 cameras used

Chennai, Feb 29 (): The latest news in Kollywood circle, Rajinikanth is bringing back late actor Nagesh with his upcoming Tamil film Kochadaiyaan through an animated character of the veteran actor and 80 cameras are used for the shoot.

Soundarya Rajinikanth, the younger daughter of Rajinikanth and the director of the movie ‘Kochadaiyaan’ is planning to create an animated version of legendary Nagesh.

Kochadaiyaan is the first Indian film to use Motion Capture technology (MOCAP). The makers of Kochadaiyaan have used the technology last employed by Steven Spielberg for The Adventures of Tintin. The technique combines human actors with computer-generated animation.

The character of late actor Nagesh is done using motion capture technology. Earlier, it was said that there would be dual roles of the late actor in Kochadaiyaan, but now it seems the director decided to have only one image of the Nagesh.

Nagesh was one of the finest actors of his time. The veteran actor has shared the silver screen with her father in a number of films. Superstar Rajinikanth and Nagesh were seen together in many films like Padikkathavan, Maaveran, etc.

Kochadaiyaan is a big budget movie. Usually, in a regular big budget film, the maximum number of cameras used for shooting a scene barely touches ten, but for Rajini’s Kochadaiyaan, 80 cameras will be used to soak up Rajinikanth’s charismatic moves.

In a recent interview the co-producer of Kochadaiyaan Dr Murli Manohar said, “Rajinikanth, dressed in a body suit, will perform while 80 cameras capture his every move. The idea is to enhance his performance, and construct visuals for a period piece that can’t be created otherwise.”

It basically means that what Rajini do fans will actually see on screen will be an animated version of the Superstar, but he will be doing all the stunts himself and these will be captured by those 80 cameras and then digitally replaced by the animation equipment.