Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's magnum opus '2.0' which released on Thursday has been ruling the box office at the moment. In spite of the somewhat mixed responses, the film is fairing well in the theatres. As per the box office India '2.0' (Hindi) has grossed around Rs. 137.50 crore nett in the last eight days and has become the highest nett grosser for Akshay Kumar. As per media reports, it has beaten the collection of Akshay's previous film 'Toilet Ek Prem Katha' which grossed about Rs.132 crore and is expected to soon surpass the collection of his highest grossing film 'Rowdy Rathore' which bagged around Rs. 180 crores. '2.0' (Hindi) stands at Rs. 176 crores at the moment.
Meanwhile, film critic Taran Adarsh also confirmed the same in his tweet where be wrote, "#2Point0 has an EXCELLENT *extended* Week 1... Week 2 holds the key... Will give an idea of its *lifetime biz*... Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr, Sat 25 cr, Sun 34 cr, Mon 13.75 cr, Tue 11.50 cr, Wed 9.50 cr, Thu 7.75 cr. Total: ₹ 139.75 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version."
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The film is said to be a visual spectacle, there's no doubt in that. Watching the film in 3D was akin to witnessing a big budget Hollywood film. This film is a must watch in 3D! Rajinikanth rules the screen from frame one as the scientist, the benevolent robot and finally as 2.0, the evil robot with an attitude. His charisma is awe-inspiring and anyone can appreciate why he is so revered down South.
The action sequences are said to be jaw-droppingly spectacular, especially the final set-piece in a stadium. However, the film suffers somewhat when it comes to plot. '2.0' seems to have a genre confusion as it starts as a murder mystery, then becomes a full-fledged action flick. Akshay Kumar is good as Pakshirajan, the ornithologist who has a beef against humans for killing his precious birds, but the message seems preachy and overdone.
The sci-fi flick has done really well in the North Indian market with many takers in Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar circuits. For a South Indian film, these collections and positive response are almost unheard of. Of course, this is not taking into account the figures from the South Indian states where the Rajinikanth starrer has been smashing records.
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