‘2.0’ is being tipped to be the biggest film in the history of Indian cinema. Apart from the fact that it stars megastar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, there’s more to look forward to in the movie.
Here's all you need to know about the much-anticipated action drama so far:
'2.0' is the sequel of the 2010 hit 'Robot' or 'Enthiran' in Tamil, which featured Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The movie is helmed by Shankar and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran and Raju Mahalingam of Lyca Productions. The pre-production work on the movie reportedly started in June 2015, though the director Shankar had thought about the sequel in 2011. He worked on ‘I’ in between. The film was first announced for release on Diwali 2017. Later, the makers postponed the release to Republic Day 2018, then to April 2018, all because of pending VFX work. The movie is finally slated to hit the screens on 29 November this year and will release in 3D.
Rajinikanth plays a double role, of a scientist and a robot. Akshay plays the role of a character based on a ‘crow man’ and even the posters which don't feature any of the stars have had the crow element in it. It is the first time that the two superstars are coming together in the same film. Amy Jackson has replaced Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the female lead and she plays the role of a droid. Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey are some of the other actors in the cast, apart from a reported cameo of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
More than videos, the makers have kept the buzz high with the release of multiple posters ever since the release of the first look.
The makers have also shared more information about what went behind-the-scenes, the fine-tuning of the VFX and much more. More videos can be watched at Lyca Productions' official YouTube page.
The first look launch of the movie in November 2017, apart from all the stars, had seen a surprise appearance from Salman Khan. The audio launch of the movie in Dubai in October the same year, was one of the grandest which featured performances from Akshay among others.
A teaser of the movie had leaked in March, which was re-released officially in September. Rajinikanth reprises his role as scientist Vaseegaran and is faced with a peculiar problem of people’s mobile phones being pulled off into the sky, apparently by Akshay’s character and his group. Vaseegaran creates robot Chitti again and Amy Jackson to fight the menace.
The music has been given by A R Rahman and features two songs each in the three languages, Tamil tracks ‘Endhira Logathu Sundariye’, ‘Raajali’ named as ‘Mechanical Sundariye’, ‘Rakshassi’ in Hindi and ‘Yanthara Lokapu Sundarive ’ and ‘Randali’ in Telugu.
It is being said the movie has been mounted on a budget of Rs 400-500 crores, making it the costliest film in the history of Indian cinema. An American trade magazine had called it a ‘75 million dollar VFX wonder’, which is more than Rs 500 crores.
The trailer is gearing up for release on 3 November and no doubt fans are looking forward to it.
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