Kochadaiiyaan (2014)

 ●  Tamil ● 1 hr 50 mins

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'Kochadaiiyaan' is a path-breaking 3D animation movie, whose title draws reference to an alternate name of Hindu deity Shiva, while also being partly inspired by the name of the Pandya Dynasty king Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran. The plot of the movie is a fictional account that brings to life a time of kingdoms and royalty, war and peace, love and betrayal. With small references to Indian history, the crux of the story centers around a war between three Kings, that traverses through various generations.

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Rajinikanth

Crew: Soundarya Rajinikanth (Director), Rajiv Menon (Director of Photography), AR Rahman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Adventure, History

Release Dates: 23 May 2014 (India)

Tagline: The Legend

Tamil Name: கோச்சடையான்

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Did you know? This movie is the first fully CG (Computer Graphics) Stereoscopic film to release in India. Read More
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as Princess Vadhana
as Kochadaiiyaan / Rana
as Veera Mahendra
as Raja Mahendra
as Rishikodagan
as Sengodagan
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
Supporting Actor
as Devadhevan
as Yaahavi


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Associate Production Company
Line Producer
Production Manager
Production Controller


Screenplay Writer
Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Sound Effects Editor
Sound Editor


Key Animator


Art Director
Set Designer



Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Online Editor

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Stunt Coordinator

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Visual Effects Coordinator
Film Type:
Feature Film
Spoken Languages:
Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Shot in 3D
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Music Label: Sony Music Entertainment
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vaali
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Haricharan, Rajinikanth
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Latha Rajinikanth
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Srinivas, Chinmayi Sripada
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: Haricharan
Music Director: AR Rahman
Lyricist: Vairamuthu
Playback Singer: AR Reihana, AR Rahman
The Legend
While Tiger Shroff’s actor dad Jackie is all set to play the baddie in this big budget animated film, the role was designed keeping Amrish Puri in mind.

While the makers have openly declared that this movie is no Adventures of "Tin Tin" or then "Avatar", the film’s highlight is that Late actor comedian Nagesh was brought to brought to life using motion capture technology.

Actress Deepika Padukone who comes from a well-known sports family, and leads a very active lifestyle, loves to do her own stunts. She did extensive rehearsals for her one 10-minute stunt in this movie, that was choreographed by Peter Hein in the same way as he would've done for any male hero, without any concession for gender. The sequence required powerful acrobatic action, putting Deepika through continuous and swift movement through various locations at lightning speed. This action sequence received high praise from audiences and critics alike, becoming one of the highlights of the movie.

One of the highlights of this movie is a special Rudra Tandav, an extraordinary dance number performed by Thalaiva Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth has lent his voice for one of the songs of this movie. He reached the recording studio and was casually informed about Soundarya and AR Rahman that they wanted him to croon.

This movie is the first fully CG (Computer Graphics) Stereoscopic film to release in India.

This movie has used photo-realistic performance capture technology, that is done with the actors performing with 40 cameras shooting at the same time. The technology captures the generic set of expressions that cover the basic musculature of the face. It requires a set of expressions that is very specific to the actor, such as a smirk or a smile, gestures and movements unique to the actor. The digital images are then animated to create the most spellbinding visual impact.

The 3D model of Rajinikanth in this film has been corrected by tightening his skin to make him look 25 years younger.

This film marks Deepika Padukone's debut in Tamil cinema.

This film's audio released on March 9, 2014.

The film simultaneously released in Telugu under the title "Vikramasimha", and was dubbed in Malayalam, English, Hindi and Japanese to cater to Superstar's tremendous national and international fan following.

Using advanced graphics, "Kochadaiiyaan" has brought back (late) comedy actor Nagesh to the screen.

Soundarya R Ashwin, the second daughter of actor Rajinikanth has made her directorial debut with this movie.

For the female lead role, Anushka Shetty, Asin Thottumkal, Vidya Balan and Katrina Kaif were approached before Deepika Padukone.

In this film, they've used an advance technology 'Tron', where the animation team scanned Rajinikanth's face and made a 3D model to get the exact precision of his features, including the scar on his nose.

Aadhi could not shoot some scenes in London due to a passport delay, so his parts were shot in India and matched with the scenes he missed.
Filming Start Date:
15 Mar 2012
Filming End Date:
28 Feb 2013
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Kochadaiiyaan (English)
Dubbed into: Kochadaiiyaan (Malayalam)
Dubbed into: Kochadaiiyaan (Bhojpuri)
Dubbed into: Kochadaiiyaan (Marathi)
Dubbed into: Kochadaiiyaan (Punjabi)
Dubbed into: Kochadaiiyaan (Hindi)
Dubbed into: ‎Vikramasimha‬ (Telugu)
Kochadaiiyaan is the first film in 50 years
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AR Rahman on making of 'Kochadaiiyaan' score
27 May 2014, by India Glitz
'Kochadaiiyaan' exceeds expectation!
24 May 2014, by Galatta
Rajinikanth gives 10 reasons to watch 'Kochadaiiyaan'
21 May 2014, by One India Entertainment
'Kochadaiiyaan' apps a major hit!
17 May 2014, by Galatta
Soundarya R Ashwin gets coveted award
30 Apr 2014, by Only Kollywood
Him and only him
10 Apr 2014, by The Hindu
The Wizard of Sound
29 Mar 2014, by The Hindu
A gift to the tamil audience: Rajinikanth
09 Mar 2014, by The Hindu
The sound of Kochadaiiyaan
08 Mar 2014, by Sudhish Kamath
Shotcuts: Look who's crooning!
07 Mar 2014, by The Hindu
Rajinikanth’s wife, Latha sings for ''Kochadaiiyaan'
06 Mar 2014, by The Times of India