The news has been officially announced by Eros International. On its Twitter account, the production house posted, "#RajiniNow Web to be hacked, #Rajini is back! #Kochadaiiyaan worldwide online première on Saturday, 28th June on #ErosNow."
The timing of the première has come as a surprise to many. It is because usually production houses do not do it in just two months after release. It is said that the company is trying to generate extra revenue by having the première of Kochadaiiyaan on internet.
Kochadaiiyaan is a historical fiction based on Tamil Pandya king Kochadaiiyaan Ranadheeran. Rajinikanth was seen in triple roles with Deepika Padukone playing the main female lead role. Sarath Kumar, Aadhi, Shobana, Jackie Shroff, Nassar, Rukmini Sarathkumar and others were in the cast.
AR Rahman had composed the music and Rajiv Menon had handled the camera. The movie, which was made with the budget of Rs 125 crores, was criticised for poor graphics quality. But the brave attempt of director Soundarya Ashwin to make a movie on motion-capture technology was whole-heartedly praised by critics and audience.