Amitabh Bachchan hopes 'Kochadaiiyaan' will usher new era in Indian cinema

Monday, 31 March 2014 - 11:39am IST | Agency: PTI

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who unveiled the trailer of 'Kochadaiiyaan' in Hindi here could not stop gushing about South superstar Rajinikant's latest hi-tech 3D film and wished that it heralds a new era in Indian cinema.

"Rajini has a huge following in Chennai... south one must go there and see it. His fans fill up theatres and not all get to see his film first day, first show. Even after several weeks if one goes to see the film, one wouldn't be able to hear anything as fans keep screaming, is amazing," Bachchan told reporters here at the trailer launch.

"I hope theatres are filled for 'Kochadaiiyaan' for years and years. I think people will like it. I would like to say in this 100th year of Indian cinema... when the history of Indian cinema will be written, it will be Before 'Kochadaiiyaan' (BK) and After 'Kochadaiiyaan' (AK)," he said.

On his personal bonding with Rajinikant, he said, "We have worked together in several films. There is grace, humility in him... he is very down to earth person. Off the screen we often discuss about life, cinema." "I remember when he was doing 'Robot' he told me I am getting bored... I just told him do not stop working and look what he has produced ('Kochadaiiyaan'). Somebody of his stature continues to offer something new to movie goers," Bachchan said.

Directed by Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, 'Kochadaiiyaan' is a hi-tech 3D film with photo-realistic motion capture technology and will release this summer. 

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