Kochadaiiyaan movie is based on Pandiyan king Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran (710-735 A.D). Superstar Rajini plays three roles as Kochadaiyaan, Raana and Sena. Kochadaiiyaan is an epic dramatization of good versus evil.The citizens of the kingdom ruled by the senior Rajinikanth have nothing to worry in life and are enjoying all the pleasures under the sun. The king now becomes a victim of a plot hatched by one of his own men (Jackie Shroff), who plays the kingpin in
After ditching out the senior Rajinikanth, there is a fight for the power between Jackie Shroff and Nassar. This war doesn’t end here as Sarath Kumar, Aadhi and junior Rajinikanth take the rivalry to the next level.
Now, Raana whose father was wrongfully brought down, has to win his kingdom back and he wants to end the misrule. Rajinikanth valiantly fights against his enemies and lives for the people. His love interest is Vadhana Devi played by Deepika Padukone. How Raana and Sena defeats the enemy and gets his kingdom is rest of the story which leads to the climax.
The CGI work may not be on par with Cameron’s Avatar, but made on a budget of around Rs. 125 crore, Kochadaiiyaan offers some awesome visuals. The battle scenes, save for the background score (A R Rahman), leave you breathless. There’s a Rajinikanth tandav dance sequence that will have the diehard fans showering the screens with the leftover change from popcorn purchases. The film essentially belongs to Rajinikanth, but one rues the lack of lifelike expressions in the characters of Kochadaiiyaan and Rana.
Rajinikanth’s sequences with Deepika Padukone are something to watch. Though relegated to the sidelines, Deepika shines in a dance and action sequence.
Watch Kochadaiiyaan for its technical prowess and visual spectacle. It creates a surreal landscape where Rajinikanth does all the unimaginable things that the real world renders impossible. That’s the ace of Kochadaiiyaan. It takes the Rajinikanth action to an all new level. But it robs that very action of the real Rajinikanth we’ve come to love and revere over the years.