Sivakarthikeyan's highly anticipated Doctor will not release on March 26, as initially announced. The film's release has been postponed and the new release date is yet to be fixed. The official announcement regarding the postponement was made this evening (March 9). This decision from the makers has come as a worrying news for Sivakarthikeyan's fans. According to the statement from the makers, Doctor has been postponed from March 26 due to the Tamil Nadu State Elections which will be happening on April 6. KJR Studios, who is co-producing Doctor, along with Sivakarthikeyan Productions issued the statement regarding the postponement.

The statement reads, "To all the lovers of Doctor, Doctor has been a wonderful experience from the word go; and your enthusiasm and love for the posters & songs have given us more energy. 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. We are discussing a better release date with all the core members of the project and will announce it in a few days' time. Until then, we request you to keep up the positivity and support you have showed Doctor from Day 1. We assure you; Doctor will be worth the wait! Enjoy the wondeerful songs while we decide on a release date! Thank you, KJR".

Doctor is directed by Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamaavu Kokila and has music scored by Anirudh Ravichander. The rockstar composer has delivered three chartbuster singles so far and one more song is expected to release very soon. Depending on the film's new release date, the trailer will be unveiled. The film features Priyanka Arul Mohan as the female lead, while the star cast also includes Yogi Babu, Vinay, Bigg Boss fame Archana, Dheepa, Arun Alexander, Redin Kingsley, and others. Vijay Kartik Kannan has handled the film's cinematography, while the editing is done by R Nirmal.

Doctor is expected to take a very good opening at the box office, considering Sivakarthikeyan's stardom and the good buzz surrounding the movie. Let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for an official announcement regarding the new release plans of Doctor. Check out the official statement about the film's release postponement here: