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Doctor: Sivakarthikeyan’s Film Release Postponed Over Tamil Nadu Assembly Polls

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Doctor Movie Stills Starring Sivakarthikeyan
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Doctor, the upcoming Tamil film starring Sivakarthikeyan that was scheduled to release on March 26, will be postponing its release due to the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections that will take place on April 6, the film’s makers announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The makers, however, have not announced the new release date.

“We were excited about bringing you the film on 26th of March, 2021. Owing to the elections, we will be postponing the release to a later, more suitable date. We’re taking this call keeping the best interests of our film, the upcoming elections, and most importantly the fans in mind,” the press release said. 

The statement said that a “better release date” will be announced in a few days after discussing with the “core members of the project”.

The film co-stars Priyanka Arul Mohan, Vinay, Yogi Babu, Ilavarasu, and Archana in pivotal roles. It is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar. Doctor is Nelson’s second directorial after the 2018 Tamil black comedy film Kolamavu Kokila.

Sivakarthikeyan will also be producing Doctor under his home banner Sivakarthikeyan Productions along with Kalai Arasu under the KJR Studios banner. While Anirudh Ravichander is composing the music, Vijay Kartik Kannan is the cinematographer. Nirmal is the editor.

Doctor wrapped up its shooting in January and Sivakarthikeyan announced in February that he has completed dubbing for the film.

Tamil Nadu is gearing up for its upcoming 16th Legislative Assembly election for 234 constituencies across 38 districts that will be held in a single phase. The polls, whose results will be declared on May 2, will be the first Legislative Assembly election that is conducted in the state after the demises of late politicians M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa. It is also the first legislative election for Tamil actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan and his party Makkal Needhi Maaim.

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