Hyderabad, March 26 (): The dubbing rights of Telugu version of Rajinikanth starrer multilingual movie has been acquired by Lakshmi Ganapathi Films for a record price.
Though, the price paid for the dubbing rights has not been revealed, several reports claim that it has been sold for more than Rs. 15 crore, which is really a high price.
Slated to be released on November 13, the film is being directed by Soundarya Ashwin, daughter of superstar Rajinikanth. Kochadaiyaan is a highly anticipated movie, will be as big a craze in Andhra Pradesh as it is going to be in Tamil Nadu.
The film, which is expected to be shot with motion capture in 3D, will have cinematography handled by Rajiv Menon whilst background score and soundtrack will be composed by A. R. Rahman. It will also release in Hindi, Telugu, Japanese and English.
Kochadaiyaan is the first Indian Film to be made fully with Performance capture technology. This technology has been first introduced by Director Shankar in his super hit sci-fi flick Endhiran.
Meanwhile, Kochadaiyaan unit is busy filming some important scenes at Pinewood Studios in London. Along with Rajinikanth, the film stars Sarathkumar, while Deepika Padukone plays the female lead. Shobana is making a proud comeback. Jackie Shroff, Aadhi, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Nassar and others are in the cast.
A R Rahman is the music director. Noted director K S Ravikumar is handling the screenplay and he is supervising the direction as well. The big budget film is being made with a whopping budget of 150 crore.
The movie has already garnered attention with its first look, a still with Rajnikanth sporting six-pack, beard and a yogi-like hairdo, setting off anticipation about the movie among cine-buffs.
Historically, Kochadaiyaan Ranadhiran (710-735) was a king of the Pandya dynasty. He was the son and successor of Arikesari Maravarman. He was warrior who engaged in hostilities with the rival Cholas, Cheras, Marathas, Chalukyas and Gangas.