There is anger and frustration combined with disappointment over the postponement of the release of Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyaan. The excitement of the Tamil superstar's fans was suddenly shattered last evening (May 7) with the official announcment of the delay in the release of the mulitlingual flick. It came as a shocker to many but some were not surprised by the development as a few big films in the recent years have failed to release on the promised date. While the makers of Kochadaiiyaan have cited technical issues, many have felt there could be some other reasons behind the delay.
The Technical Reason
The official statement from Eros International says that due to some technical issues, Kochadaiiyaan release has been postponed. "Due to some technical issues in dispatching large number of prints worldwide, the release of Kochadaiiyaan has been postponed to May 23," read the statement. It was supposed to hit the screens worldwide in close to 4000 screens in six languages this Friday. But this may not be the exact reason belives rumour mill.
The first speculated reason is financial issues. There are murmurs in the industry that Kochadaiiyaan makers and some distributors have differences over the price and profit sharing. Continue reading on the slideshow...