I don't know the ulterior motive for re-converting Sivaji into 3D, but from the look of the film, I can guarantee that the fans are going to love it. Rajinikanth films always have some reasons to celebrate and now to watch one of his highly successful films in 3D, has given his fans more reasons to celebrate. In essence, Sivaji 3D is three times entertaining, engaging and enthralling.
The good news is, unlike the original part, which released five years ago, Sivaji 3D is cut down by half hour and therefore is definitely to look forward to as its not lengthy anymore. While everything else in the films remains the same, but for the sound, which's now been mastered in Dolby Atmos, an object based sound platform, to be introduced in India for the first time. Though, â€œLife of Piâ€ was released in Dolby Atmos, but â€œSivaji 3Dâ€ officially becomes the first Indian movie to feature Atmos sound format.
The film revolves around Sivaji, a US-returned Indian, who aspires to give something back to his society in the form of catering to the underprivileged. Unfortunately, to see his dream come true, he should bribe government officials who pose a threat to his vision.
Meanwhile, a highly respected businessman named Adisheshan, comes to learn about Sivaji's plans and plans to stop him. The rest of the story follows man's fight against corruption.
Thanks to AVM productions, who produced Sivaji originally and decided to reconvert the film in 3D with the help of Real Image, pioneers in digital cinema. I think it takes a team to pull of something as big as this project, and that team is AVM, filmmaker Shankar, Prasad's VFX and Real Image.
At the outset, I thought the output of this film will be below average as I casually miscalculated the potential of Indian visual designers, but thankfully the conversion from 2D to 3D is breathtaking and one of its kind. The film is so brilliantly converted that even if you're not a fan of Rajinikanth, you're sure to fall in love with the film.
As millions love and admire the superstar, some also say that his acting is clich\xe9d and old school. I believe these moments of 'Rajinism' truly make his films phenomenal hits and big money-spinners. Undoubtedly, fans are going to love watching their idol, on the big screen, closer to hands reach, once again as he's set to sizzle with trademark dialogues, classy walk and so on and so forth.
Thanks to 3D, so many scenes come alive in the film and especially sets of Thota Tharani looks lifelike. K.V Anand, who originally shot the film in layers with the help of 4K scan camera, adds a brilliant dimension to the film as most scenes appear slick and brilliantly executed.
Needless to say, Rahman's music brings life to the film. The opening song in particular looks chic in 3D and Atmos is the perfect icing on the cake. If you happen to have an Atmos facilitated cinema hall, which I highly doubt, then please watch the film there.
'Sivaji 3D' is the best fun I had in a long time.