A sequel for superstar Rajinikanth’s Kochadiiyaan on cards?
Soundarya Rajinikanth is excited about the release of her second directorial VIP 2, which stars her brother in law Dhanush, Amala Paul and Bollywood actress Kajol in the lead roles. Though VIP 2 is her second film, it is her first attempt in a live-action format. Her debut directorial was Kochadiiyaan, starrring her father superstar Rajinikanth in the lead role.
Kochadiiyaan, released in 2014 was India’s first photorealistic motion capture film. The movie had a stellar star cast in Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone, Shobhana, Sarath Kumar, Jackie Shroff, Nasser etc. Veteran filmmaker KS Ravikumar had scripted the movie, which was an epic historical fiction film. The movie’s story is about the quest of an 8th century warrior who seeks revenge after witnessing the unlawful punishment administered to his father, who is a good hearted warrior, by the jealous ruler.
Kochadaiiyaan received mixed to positive reviews from critics worldwide. Criticisms were largely towards the substandard motion capture animation technology. The story, AR Rahman’s music and performances of all the cast members were highly appreciated. Ever since the movie’s release, there have been talks about the possibility of a sequel for the film.
Recently, Soundarya Rajinikanth was asked about the same in an interview and it looks like she indeed has plans to make a sequel. The director said she is extremely passionate about visual effects and talked about how SS Rajamouli amazed her with his work in Baahubali.
Kochadiiyaan concluded with a Rana versus Sena scenario. Soundarya, in the interview, revealed she has an idea ready for a sequel and if everything goes right, she will be developing it into a full fledged script. Talks are already rife that if at all a sequel is made, it will be in live-action format as the previous attempt in animation was not received well by the common audience.
Meanwhile, Soundarya and her team are busy with the promotional activities of VIP 2. The movie, produced jointly by Wunderbar Films and V Creations, was initially scheduled to release on July 28 but has now been pushed to August.