Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Vikramasimha, the dubbed version of Kochadaiiyaan, is all set to hit the screens on May 9 in multiple languages across the world. Directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth, the film also has Deepika Padukone, Rukmini, Shobana, Nazar, Sarath Kumar, Aadi and Jackie Shroff in lead roles.
The film’s official trailer was launched today in Prasads IMAX at a curtain raiser and several dignitaries from Telugu film industry including D Ramanaidu, Dasari Narayana Rao, Dr Mohan Babu, S S Rajamouli, Ramesh Prasad, T Subbarama Reddy and Lakshmi Manchu graced the occasion. Rajinikanth, Latha Rajinikanth, Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin and the producers of the film were also present at the venue.
Speaking at the event, Rajinikanth said, “It is purely God’s grace that I am getting exciting films to do in the past few years. After Baba, I was wondering what I am going to do next and directors approached me with interesting stories like Shivaji, Robo and now Vikramsimha has happened. I am proud of my daughter and it wasn’t an easy project to handle. I don’t know how she has pulled it off and I sincerely wish the film becomes a big hit.”
Dasari Narayana Rao and Dr Mohan Babu praised Soundarya for undertaking an ambitious film and that too with Rajinikanth in lead role. “With her first film, she has captured the attention of the entire nation. I am extremely proud of Soundarya, who is like my own daughter,” Mohan Babu said. Rajamouli explained how difficult it is to work with motion capture technology and added, “I am stunned that the film has been completed in two years, whereas I took almost the same time to complete Eega which had just one animated character. Hatsoff to Soundarya and her team.”
A R Rahman has scored the music and K S Ravikumar has written the story and the screenplay.