The long-awaited Rajnikanth starrer Kochadaiiyaan, his first release in three years following his illness and slow recovery, has finally found a release date.
The long-anticipated spectacle, whose first trailer was release today, is all set to be released on 12 December, the day Rajinikanth turns 63.
There have been a lot of false release dates for 'Kochadaiiyaan' for the last one and a half years. But now finally the film's co-producer Dr. Murli Manohar confirms, "We are aiming at a 12 December, 2013 release for the film, finally. It has been a long struggle. But we wanted Rajiniji's fans to get the most perfect film after a 3-year wait. I think we've achieved what we set out to do."
The film's music by A R Rahman will be released in October.
The release of 'Kochadaiiyaan' in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and several other languages including Japanese makes it the most global Rajinikanth release ever.
It looks like Deepika Padukone, who plays Rajinikanth's female lead in Kochadaiiyaan would have four back-to-back blockbusters in 2013.
While Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express have already smashed box-office records, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela and Kochadaiiyaan which Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya directs would consolidate Deepika's position as the no.1 Bollywood actress.
Interestingly, this special-effects laden action film 'Kochadaiiyaan' comes just a week ahead of Yash Raj's 'Dhoom 3', which releases on 20 December.