Chennai, May 7 UNI | 3 months ago

Tamil superstar Rajinikant's fans who are eagerly waiting for their screen idol's new film 'Kochadaiyan' essentially the good versus bad theme, the staple diet of commercial cinema, would have to wait for two more weeks what with its makers announcing that it will hit the screens only on May 23.

The multi-starrer film, to be released in six Indian languages, is directed by Rajinikant's younger daugher Soundarya and overseen by Director K S Ravikumar, who had made some blockbusters with the superstar.

The film, India's first motion capture flick, was slated for release on May 9 and its makers had been placing publicity material for the last one week in newspapers and magazines that it would be released on May 9. The theatres which would screen the film in Chennai city had also been announced.

However, this evening its makers Eros International Kedia Ltd, put out a communique to the media announcing that the 'magnum opus Kochadaiiyaan' will be coming to screens on May 23,' instead of May 9. Advance booking of tickets for the film has already commenced in Chennai city with good response, according to theatres which are to screen the film.

The postponment of the release date was to cater to the demand for multiple language and the 2D and 3D versions to release the same day, it was announced.

'Kochadaiiyaan' features the unique visual mastery of Photorealistic Performance Capture technology for the first time in the history of Indian cinema. Besides The original Tamil, the film will also be released in Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Bhojpuri and Punjabi in 2D and 3D in over 6000 screens worldwide.

The release of'Kochadaiiyan' means that Rajini will be having a release after a gap of four years. His last film was the science fiction flick 'Enthiran', directed by another Kollywood super director K Shankar. However, Ravikumar has already gone on floors, as it were, with Rajini's next film titled 'Linga' which is being shot in Karnataka.

(Posted on 08-05-2014)