It’s an open secret that animation industry in India is yet to make a big splash in terms of cinema, despite its contribution to major blockbusters in Hollywood. Some of the animations studios based in India have worked on films like Life of Pi, Golden Compass among various other films.
Now, Soundarya Rajinikanth is coming up with India’s first ever photo realistic motion capture film, Kochadaiiyaan, starring Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone. In a recent industry, Soundarya opened up about the current state of animation industry in India and how difficult it is to make a good animated film. “Animation is not understood in our country yet because it is still considered a cartoon. We work under several budget and time constraints which explains why we haven’t completely explored the potential of animation. If there is anyone who can break the myth that animation is not cartoon, it’s only Rajinikanth and Kochadaiiyaan will prove it,” she said.
A R Rahman has scored the music and the film is slated for release in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and other languages on May 9. The Telugu version has been titled as Vikramasimha.