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...
There is also the ticket factor. All these issues could not be sorted out in time. And it forced the makers of the film to take a call on the release date.
A section of people are speculating that there could be a political reason behind the delay. Taking examples of Vishwaroopam and Thalaivaa, they are easily accusing the government. But sources have refused to give any importance to such reports given the good relationship with Rajinikanth and Chief Minister Jayalalitha. More importantly, the satellite rights are with Jaya TV, a TV channel that supports the AIADMK and the government would not engage in such activity.
In film industry, there are many, who believe in numerology. And Kochadaiiyaan release has been pushed due to this factor. The date May 9 was not that good for the Rajinikanth film. And it made the movie bosses to push the release. We have to note that Telugu and the Hindi versions are not censored yet.
There are also buzz that negative words from people, who have seen the flick, has made the movie bosses to re-edit the movie and delete those scenes that will not have any impact on the overall product.
Real Reason Mystery
There could be a lots of reasons over the postpone but the real reason continues to be a mystery for many. All people hope is that Kochadaiiyaan will not delay further and live up to audience expectations.