Long wait notwithstanding, Kochadaiiyaan gets a great opening

  • PTI, Chennai
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  • Updated: May 23, 2014 16:28 IST
  • Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone

    Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone romance onscreen for the first time in Kochadaiiyaan.

  • Rajinikanth

    Rajinikanth plays the Pandyan king Kochadaiyaan Ranadhiran in Kochadaiiyaan.

  • Director Soundarya Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan

    Director Soundarya Rajinikanth with Shah Rukh Khan unties the red ribbon during the launch of the music album for her film kochadaiiyaan. (Photo: Twitter/Kochadaiiyaan)

  • Rajinikanth, SRK, Deepika Padukone

    Rajinikanth, SRK, Deepika Padukone at the music launch of Kochadaiiyaan.

  • Rajinikanth

    Rajinikanth at the music release of Kochadaiiyaan in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

  • Rajinikanth, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

    Rajinikanth, Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone at the music release function of Rajinikanth's  latest movie Kochadaiiyaan in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's much awaited Kochadaiiyaan hit the silver screens today across the country, making 

The delayed release of the film is no way deterred the avid 'Superstar' fans from getting into frenzied celebrations as they poured milk over his posters and banners, danced to the music of percussion instruments and welcomed their Thalaivar's latest offering in all theatres, even as the actor himself promised a good offering.

"My best wishes to my daughter @soundaryaarajni and the entire #Kochadaiiyaan team. I am sure you all will enjoy the movie in the theatres," he wrote on Twitter.

Young and old turned up in good numbers in many theatres to watch Rajinikanth feature in a new avatar. The film released in nearly 2,000 theatres across the world in many languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Punjabi and Bhojpuri.

The multi-million flick, the first Indian film to be shot on motion-capture technology, stars Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, R Sarath Kumar and many others.

Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya has wielded the megaphone with double Oscar-winner AR Rahman scoring the music.

Also Read: Kochadaiiyaan: ten reasons why Rajinikanth fans will watch the movie

The movie released to a good opening, industry sources said. Earlier, advanced reservations had elicited good response.

By acting in the film shot on motion-capture technology, Rajinikant has come a long way from his humble debut in veteran filmmaker, Dadasaheb Phalke recipient K Balachander's 'Aboorva Ragangal' (1975), making him probably the only Indian actor to star in all formats of movie-making--black and white, colour and motion capture.


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