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The film, to be made in four languages including Hindi is a rip-off of director Robert Zemeckis’ 2007 action adventure Beowulf
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 19, 2012)
We can reveal that Rajnikanth’s much-hyped Kochadaiyyan, to be made in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Japanese, is a replica of director Robert Zemeckis’ 2007 adventure flick Beowulf.
In Beowulf, Ray Winstone played an ancient warrior who travels across the globe to slay a monster. In Kochadaiyyan too, Rajini plays an ancient warrior out for vengeance. Both films use the same performance-capturing technique to amplify and heighten the hero’s shenanigans.
Quizzed about the uncanny similarities between the two films, one of the actors revealed, “I have to admit there are clear similarities between our film and Beowulf. I believe the technique applied is the same in both. Even the action scenes are similar. But it isn’t a straight copy.”
Rajini is leaving no stone unturned to take his film to an altogether different cinematic level. The veteran actor recently shot three songs with Deepika Padukone, who will be accompanying him to Japan in October for the release of the film’s Japanese version. What’s more, using wigs and other props, Rajini will look at least 30 years younger in the film. And while this isn’t the first time he will portray a character younger than his age, this time around, he promises to look like a 30-year-old epic hero.
Producer Dr Murli Manohar said, “It isn’t as if we’re changing More >