Times of Oman
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Delay in film’s release irks Rajinikanth fans in Oman
May 11, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Kochadaiiyaan poster. Photo - Facebook.com

Muscat: A large number of movie goers all over Oman were upset after the Indian big budget film Kochadaiiyaan's release was delayed all over the world. The film was supposed to have been released in Oman on May 8.

Speaking to the Times of Oman, a senior official of City Cinema said that the movie was postponed all over the world because of reasons not known to them. "The booking of tickets for the cinema, however, was not opened as the movie wasn't censored. We open bookings only when the Oman censorship board passes any film," the official said.

Eros International Media Ltd, the film's global distributor said that they had to postpone the release because of unexpected technical issues. "Although the entire unit was optimistic and was gearing up for a May 9 release, due to some unexpected technical issues, this release in multiple languages in 2D and 3D is now set for May 23," it said.

The animated piece, in which superstar Rajinikanth plays a triple role with co-star Deepika Padukone, is directed by the superstar's daughter Soundarya R. Ashwin. Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman is behind the music.

This is the latest in a series of delays for the film, with the release date in the last two months being shifted from April 11 to May 1 and finally to May 9.

"We had planned to see this movie on Friday, but it was delayed again. We hope it is now released on May 23," a movie buff, Pawan Krishnanan, said.

Post-production for the film, which uses performance capture, was previously blamed for the delays.

The film has already been some years in the making after Rajinikanth fell ill in 2011. It seems, now, that Indian fans will need to hold their breath a while longer to see this movie on a big screen.

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