Here is some news that could be a big disappointment for superstar Rajinikanth's fans worldwide.
His magnum opus 'Kochadaiyaan' will not be releasing for Diwali, say sources. It is touted as an intentional move to avoid clashing with Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Son Of Sardar.'
'Kochadaiyaan' is a multi-lingual movie made in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi as well. Of course, it is needless to say about Rajini's massive fan following and stranglehold on the markets in South. However, the movie bosses are of the opinion that 'Son Of Sardar' may affect the business of Hindi version of 'Kochadaiyaan' at the box office.
A report on NDTV website has confirmed this news. "Rajni Sir's South market is totally secure. In fact, when Kamal Haasan Sir heard of Rajini's Diwali plans for 'Kochadaiyaan,' he postponed the release date of his Hindi-Tamil-Telugu tri-lingual 'Vishwaroopam.' But then, the news of the Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Son Of Sardar' being released during Diwali surfaced. Though it in no way affects Rajini's Southern and overseas market, the Hindi version of 'Kochadaiyaan' is bound to get affected. Initially, Rajni's team was ready and willing to take on 'Son Of Sardar' even in the Hindi belt. But now Sonakshi Sinha is hotter and more happening after 'Rowdy Rathore.' It was felt that a Diwali release was just not feasible or practical."
'Kochadaiyaan' story revealed
Film industry was abuzz with the leaked story outline of 'Kochadaiyaan' movie. Rajinikanth is said to be playing a dual-role as father and son in the movie. The story deals with the war amongst three kings, which eventually continues for generations.
Rajinikanth, Jackie Shroff and Nassar are playing the three kings. While the senior Rajini fights Shroff, the junior Rajini will fight against Aadhi (Shroff's son in the film). Sarathkumar plays Nassar's son in 'Kochadaiyaan'.
'Kochadaiyaan' will be Rajinikanth's first release after he recovered from his physical ailment. It is a prequel to Rajini's next movie 'Rana' directed by KS Ravikumar.
The movie marks Rajini's second daughter Soundarya's debut in the film industry as a director. The film will be shot with motion capture in 3D.
Besides having Rajini, it also features - R. Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Deepika Padukone, Shobana, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Jackie Shroff and Nassar.