8 May – Indian superstar Rajinikanth's anticipated film "Kochadaiiyaan" has been postponed from its original release date of Friday, 9 May 2014.
Directed by Rajinikanth's daughter, Soundarya R. Ashwin as her directorial debut, the film stars the 63-year-old alongside 28-year-old Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone.
According to its global distributor Eros International, the USD25 million motion capture photo-realistic film have cited 'unexpected technical issues' as reason for its sudden postponement.
The film will instead be pushed back for two more weeks; Friday, 23 May 2014.
As stated by the distributor, the move was made to cater to the demand for multiple languages and to allow for the 2D and 3D formats to be released on the same day.
Distributed by Lotus Five Star in Malaysia and Eros International in Singapore, initially only the 2D format was slated for cinemas in Malaysia and Singapore.
With the postponement, chances for the availability of a 3D format for cinemas in the region is possible.
In Malaysia, "Kochadaiiyaan" will be available in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages, with the latter carrying a different title; "Vikramasimha". In Singapore, "Kochadaiiyaan" is available in only Tamil.
Another big Indian movie, Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" also faced release issues back in January 2013 when it faced a temporary ban in India due to its portrayal of Muslims.
The movie was only cleared for release in Malaysia a month later on 27 February 2013, after making several cuts as ordered by the local Home Ministry.
The much raved about Rajinikanth movie, "Sivaji The Boss" had also created anxiety among his fans back in 2007. Movie fans who queued up for hours and were unable to get tickets to watch the movie on its opening day, caused damage to cinema property and had put on a fiasco at the Coliseum Cinema in KL and LFS Sri Intan in Klang.