Release Date : May 23,2014
Kochadaiiyaan 3D (aka) Kochadaiyan 3D review
Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
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Production: Sunanda Murali Manohar, Sunil Lulla
Cast: Aadhi, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Nassar, R. Sarathkumar, Rajinikanth, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Shobana
Direction: Soundarya R. Ashwin
Screenplay: K.S. Ravikumar
Story: K.S. Ravikumar
Music: A.R. Rahman
Background score: A.R. Rahman
Editing: Anthony
Lyrics: Vaalee, Vairamuthu
Distribution: Eros International

By now one should at least have a fair idea of what Rajinikanth’s latest animated offering, Kochadaiiyaan, has in store for the audience. If you don’t have a clue, then you should probably start with our review of Kochadaiiyaan 2D.

This review below aims to give you some insight on what the 3D format of Kochadaiiyaan delivers differently.

1. First things first, the usage of 3D in Kochadaiiyaan is very subtle. So those who are expecting in-your-face effects where things are flung at your forehead should best be informed otherwise.

2. The 3D is felt almost instantly from the new, yet celebrated, ‘Rajni’ title reveal. The effects follow through to the title card where gold dust floats around your periphery.

3. While the 2D version may seem like the ‘narrative outweighs the animation’, the 3D version certainly strikes a balance between the two to offer you a more immersive viewing experience.

4. The slightly enhanced viewing experience also highlights the detailing of the landscapes and the settings such as the coastline, King’s court and the warzone in the final battle where the mountains and clouds are more vivid. Witnessing the characters perform in this backdrop notches up the realism a bit more.

5. Even the smaller elements of the setting such as fire, raindrops and flower petals are more distinguishable in addition to drawing your attention to the detailing. Likewise for the character costumes.

6. The human and animal models too certainly come across as more defined, possibly due to the use of shadows creating that effect.

On the flipside, the visible detailing in the 3D version also highlights some shortcomings of the animation.

1. The restrictive movements of the characters while gesturing (walking, hand motions) and in the action scenes are made more apparent. Any plans of a sequel must ride on the opportunity to make the character movements more natural.

2. The underwhelming face models of Deepika Padukone and Rukmini Vijayakumar is made more obvious.

Verdict: If you have the choice to pick between the two formats, the 3D is definitely the more recommended option but you won’t be missing much if you’re left with the 2D option either.
( 3.5 / 5.0 )


Kochadaiiyaan 3D (aka) Kochadaiyan 3D

Kochadaiiyaan 3D (aka) Kochadaiyan 3D is a Tamil movie with production by Sunanda Murali Manohar, Sunil Lulla, direction by Soundarya R. Ashwin, editing by Anthony. The cast of Kochadaiiyaan 3D (aka) Kochadaiyan 3D includes Aadhi, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Nassar, R. Sarathkumar, Rajinikanth, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Shobana.