At last the long wait is over and the Rajinikanth fans across the globe will get to see his much-awaited and anticipated Tamil film “Kochadaiiyaan”, a directorial debut of the matinee idol’s younger daughter Soundarya. When it unravels on the silver screen Friday, the film will introduce moviegoers to a new technology – first motion capture photo-realistic 3D animation.

A labour of love, Soundarya’s Rs.125-crore directorial venture, which has been cleared with U-certificate, will have a wider release – it will release in 10 countries on approximately 6,000 screens and dubbed in six languages, including Telugu, Hindi and more likely in Bhojpuri too.

Jointly produced by Media One Global Entertainment and Eros International, the film has been dubbed in Spanish and Japanese too. It took Soundarya two years, over 200 technicians in India and abroad to make the film, which was tagged as a “delayed project” by many. But the 29-year-old tech-savvy director, who keeps herself abreast with the latest technology, said there wasn’t any delay but it is the process that takes such a long time to make a film like this.

We have to see if the film will create the best ever opening for an Indian film at the box-office. While trade pundits believe the film will create a storm at the box-office, nobody is sure about its box-office prospects.