Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan may now open on May 1, not April 11

  • Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone

    Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone romance onscreen for the first time in Kochadaiiyaan.

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    Rajinikanth plays the Pandyan king Kochadaiyaan Ranadhiran in Kochadaiiyaan.

  • Director Soundarya Rajinikanth, Shah Rukh Khan

    Director Soundarya Rajinikanth with Shah Rukh Khan unties the red ribbon during the launch of the music album for her film kochadaiiyaan. (Photo: Twitter/Kochadaiiyaan)

  • Rajinikanth, SRK, Deepika Padukone

    Rajinikanth, SRK, Deepika Padukone at the music launch of Kochadaiiyaan.

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    Rajinikanth at the music release of Kochadaiiyaan in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

  • Rajinikanth, Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

    Rajinikanth, Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone at the music release function of Rajinikanth's  latest movie Kochadaiiyaan in Chennai. (PTI Photo)

Rajinikanth starrer, huge-budget Kochadaiiyaan will not open on April 11 as announced some weeks ago. But possibly on May 1, which again is not confirmed.  This is enth time that the film’s opening has been postponed.

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As I wrote in my column on March 10 that since April 11 falls bang in the middle of India’s rather difficult and rather controversial parliamentary elections, the producers of Kochadaiiyaan may be uncomfortable with releasing the movie then.
With the nation’s attention focussed on the polls, movie producers, distributors and exhibitors could be wary of releasing big budget films, whose box office performance is of life-and-death importance. And Rajinikanth knows this only too well, having burnt his fingers at least on one occasion in the past – when he had to refund money to distributors/exhibitors.
The movie’s co-producer, Murali Manohar, said: "We are looking at a new date. Yes, we're looking at May 1.  Also, the censoring of Kochadaiiyaan in all the various languages is not yet done."


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