Tamil superstar Rajinikanth is back on silver screen after a hiatus of almost three years in Kochadaiiyaan.
The film's first teaser was released today with a tagline "There are heroes, there are superheroes but there is only one Rajinikanth." It is followed by the grand entry of Rajinikanth in a warrior avatar.
Rajinikanth, whose last release was 'Enthiran' in 2010, was supposed to begin work on "Rana" but he fell sick in May 2011 and it had to be shelved.
The film narrates the story of 8th century Pandiya King, Kochadaiyaan Ranadhiran.
Directed by Rajinikanth's younger daughter Soundarya R Ashwin, the Tamil period film has music by A R Rahman. The film will mark Soundarya's debut as a director.
Soundarya had earlier tweeted about the trailer, she wrote: ":):) This is it!!! Happy vinayakar chaturti .. .. . Here's presenting to you the teaser of @Kochadaiiyaan."
The first teaser gives us a glimpse of warrior Rajinikanth, who will be seen in a double role. Film's lead actress Deepika Padukone has been shielded for a while now.
"The beautiful princess Vadhana Devi (Deepika's character)... Next teaser just to reveal your stunning looks," Soundarya posted on twitter.
Watch the Kochadaiyaan trailer here:
Kochadaiiyaan also stars R Sarathkumar, Aadhi, Shobana, Rukmini Vijayakumar, Jackie Shroff and Nassar.
Kochadaiiyaan has been reportedly made on a budget of over Rs.100 crore and has been jointly produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment.
The music has been composed by Oscar winner AR Rahman and will be launched in October. Rajinikanth has also lent his
voice in one of the songs.
The movie will be dubbed and simultaneously released in Telugu (as "Vikrama Simha"), Malayalam and English.
The film will hit theatres this December. (With PTI inputs)