The powerful theatre owners in Tamil Nadu have once again displayed their strength by forcing the movie bosses of Kochadaiiyaan to postpone its release to accommodate trouble-free releases of Vijay's Jilla and Ajith Kumar's Veeram. Without any options, the makers of Rajinikanth's flick had to push the release, which was supposed to release for Pongal.
This development has paved way for mother of all battles, as Vijay and Ajith Kumar's movies will clash at the Box Office. Jilla and Veeram will now hit the screens for Pongal and these films will equally share the cine screens in the state. This has come as a big relief for the both the films because the Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyaan would have played a spoilsport.
Recently, the movie bosses of Kochadaiiyaan started preparations for its release during Pongal. They started talks with some theatre owners and booked screens for its release. It came as a shock for both the film bosses of Jilla and Veeram, as they understood the impact that Rajinikanth's movie could cause if it would release along with their flicks.
This made theatre owners to take a call on the issue and come to a conclusion that they support Jilla and Veeram. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Theatre Owners Takes A Stand
They also clearly told the makers of Kochadaiiyaan that they wish to back Jilla and Veeram and asked to postpone their release.
In the mean time, a few in the industry spoke to Rajinikanth and told him that the makers of Jilla and Veeram had planned long before to release their movies for Pongal.
Rajinikanth, who was not aware of the developments, told his producer to push the release, as he doesn't like to affect others' movies.
Kochadaiiyaan For Tamil New Year
All this made the producer of Kochadaiiyaan to cancel his plans and push the release. Now, they have reportedly decided to release for Tamil New Year in April.
Kochadaiiyaan is a historical-fiction based of Pandya king Kochadaiyaan Ranadheeran. Deepika Padukone, Shobana, Jackie Shroff, Aadhi, Sarath Kumar, Nassar and others are in the cast.
The mega-budget Tamil flick has AR Rahman's music and Rajiv Menon's cinematography. Kochadaiiyaan is directed by Soundarya Ashwin.