Banner: Lyca Productions
Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn and others
Story: Shankar S and Jayamohan
Music: A R Rahman
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
Art: T Muthuraj
Producer: A. Subaskaran
Screenplay and Direction: Shankar
Rajinikanth and Shankar’s ‘2.0’ is publicized as India’s highest budgeted movie with Rs 600 Cr. It is the most anticipated film of this year in India. Shankar came up with many stories and innovative screenplays that defined the imagination of a generation. Let’s discuss what he has in store for us with 2.0.
Science students keep visiting Chitti’s (Rajnikanth) lab to know about robotics. All of a sudden, cell phones start disappearing and Vaseekaran with his friendly female robot (Amy Jackson) manages to track down that Sparrow Man ( Akshay Kumar) is behind all this.
What is the story behind Sparrow Man? How will Vaseekaran and Chitti stop him? Watch the movie on-screen.
Rajnikanth as Vaseekaran is very common but as 2.0 and 3.0, he is hilarious. He made sure that the 20 to 30 minutes as those two characters, entertain us without any doubt. He is delightful as a villain.
Akshay Kumar is utilised well enough but as a baddie, his character is too limited. Few more sequences would have helped the movie cause better. Amy Jackson is perfectly cast as a Robot. Adil Hussain is good and rest all others need not be mentioned.
The visual effects are top notch. The graphics in stadium fight (last 20 minutes of the movie) are on par with Hollywood movies. The film is completely driven by visuals. Nirav Shah’s camera work is excellent, one of the best works we have seen. Then there is good sound mixing.
AR Rahman produced a very energetic soundtrack for the movie and his music makes it a great experience. Qutub-e-Kriba helped him very much in the process.
Resul Pookutty’s contribution should be highlighted in sound design and production. He made even the slightest noise heard.
Srinivas Mohan as the VFX supervisor made sure that the visuals don’t look clumsy even though they are very difficult to achieve. Muthu Raj’s production design is appreciable.
Shankar research and dedication to bring the best possible scientific solution to a supernatural problem is commendable. Also, making Villain for right cause even though sounds novel, in his world, he made it so pleasing that we do hope that villain win for once.
Pre Interval and Chitti fight Sequences
The Sound Track by Rahman
Second Half Lag
Shankar made it possible for South Indian filmmakers to imagine beyond the budget limits by asking them to stretch the limits of technique. His standards are unmatchable but he seems to have been overwhelmed by the demands of box office.
He tried to use everything he has in his power to make the film enjoyable. He did stretch the imagination again by bringing 3.0 that is friendly to nature. This mass entertainer is a treat for Rajinikanth fans and a must watch for those who appreciate Hollywood Sci-fi fantasies with great VFX.