Just ahead of the release of S Shankar's '2.0', the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) have reportedly launched a complaint against the film for promoting "obscurantist and anti-scientific attitudes toward the mobile phone, towers and mobile services."
As per media reports, the organization has written a letter to the Central Board of Film Certification and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting seeking a re-examination of the film, its trailer and teaser.
In the statement, the organization reportedly said that COAI is "deeply concerned that the movie titled '2.0' including its trailer, teaser and other promotional videos falsely depicts mobile phones and mobile towers as harmful to living creatures and the environment including birds and human beings, on account of electromagnetic field emission from them."
"The said depiction of mobile services and towers is false, based on no evidence and wholly fictional. It is grossly prejudicial to the complainant and its members." the report further stated.
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'2.0' is director Shankar's magnum opus featuring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. The Thalaivar is being hailed as the protagonist whereas Akshay is touted to be the antagonist.
The upcoming science fiction film is written and directed by S. Shankar, while B. Jeyamohan, joined him as a co-writer. It is produced by A. Subaskaran and reportedly is the most expensive Indian film made to date with a budget of Rs. 543 crores.
It is the successor to the 2010 Tamil film 'Enthiran', and features Rajinikanth in the lead role who reprises the roles of Dr Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson.
Recently, the trailer of the film was released by the makers, the duration of which was around one-and-a-half minutes that showcased several stunning action sequences which have been heightened through special effects. The film is all set to hit the theatres on November 29, 2018.
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