On May 2013 Endhiran, directed by Shankar and produced by Kalanithi Maran, was released in Japan which got a thunderous response.
At first, the film was released as 2 hours trimmed version which excluded some scenes and songs at TIFF (Tokyo International Film Festival).
However, the movie became so popular in Japan that on public demand the original 3 hour version including the cut songs and scenes of the film is being screened at 1300 theatres across the country, according topinkvilla.com.
Four weeks are gone and the movie is still getting good response and is also competing with mainstream Japanese movies.
The song Irumbile Idhayam/Naina Miley has become a popular song in Japan with most people humming to it despite the language problem.