Rana is a shelved historical action film co-written and directed by K. S. Ravikumar starring Rajinikanth, whose story the film would be based upon. Deepika Padukone was signed as the female lead. The film would have been jointly produced by Ocher Picture Productions and Eros International. The film would have featured cinematographer R. Rathnavelu and music would have been composed by A. R. Rahman.Principal photography, began on 29 April 2011. During the first schedule of filming, Rajinikanth fell ill on sets and was admitted to hospital for over a month, resulting in an indefinite postponement of filming. Further attempts for the film to continue production throughout the year failed.In April 2014, it was announced that Rana‍s script would be written, and would be ready in six months, although by August 2015, the film was no longer in production. Following the release of Kochadaiiyaan in 2014, which retained most of the cast and crew members and whose story and script were written based on that of this film, it was intended to be finished and released as its sequel. Despite the positive response and moderate success of that film, it has not continued production.

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