We are used to a certain kind of animation movies. The movies we are used to are perfect in their crafting process that we get an illusion of the illogical things happening in the movie as real. In that aspect, Kochadaiyaan fails.
Kochadaiyaan has a neat story. Not a polished one, but still neat. The story is direct to the point and simple to understand. The script is poor but it can be compensated for good visual treatment. But good visual treatment is a luxury considering the budget. So the script should have been polished. The script does give surprises one after another but it still does not trigger up pace.
But the entire fault can’t be put on the quality of surprises alone. It is also due to the unnecessary number of songs in the script. I guess the director decided that every song should be in the movie. So the character development of these characters was sacrificed and it feels so hard to invest our emotions on these characters. The songs slow up the pace when Kochadaiyaan expects the pace to be triggered at every other moment. For such type of movies, if a song does not go well with the script, it should be avoided.
So, does that make the songs in the movie bad? I can never say that. The songs in Kochadaiyaan are really top class. The number of songs does not go well with the movie. That’s the problem. But apart from the songs, there is another reason to watch the movie – which is “Superstar Rajinikanth”. Rajiniikanth sir being a part of the movie is enough for an audience to venture into the movie. Rajini sir, rocks with the punch dialogues boosting the commercial value of the movie. One can listen to our thalaivar’s punch all day long.
Bottom line: This is a movie that deserves to be good. This is a movie that could have been executed well. But it’s not. But this movie is a brave attempt as it provides the platform for the modern day film-makers to venture into the world of animation. I’m giving it a 3/5 rating.