Suriya's "S3" has been postponed. The third film in the "Singam" series was supposed to release on December 23.
The actor tweeted on Thursday that the film's release was pushed due to "external factors not under our control". He also asked his fans for their support.
Dear all! #S3 stands postponed due to several external factors not under our control!Believe it's for the larger good!Need all your support!â€” Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) December 15, 2016
Columnist and industry trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai tweeted that the film may go to the revising committee - possibly to get the much coveted "U" certificate. He also tweeted that it was likely for Vishal's "Kathi Sandai" to be postponed as well.
Now it is confirmed that #S3 is postponed, due to various factors. One of the best dates Dec 23, despite demonetisation, now opens up.â€” Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) December 15, 2016
Though "Singam 2" was far more violent than the first film, it received a "U" certificate. The "Singam" series is about a cop who takes on brutal criminals and there's plenty in there that's not suited for young children. However, the "U" certificate is handed out in a rather arbitrary fashion, depending on whose film it is rather than the content.