Release date : November 29, 2018
Starring : Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Director : S. Shankar
Producer : A. Subaskaran
Music Director : A.R. Rahman
Rating : 3.25/5
Post the release of Baahubali, 2.0 is the only film which has created such a sensation and pre-release hype all over. Touted to be the costliest film ever made in Indian cinema, the visual extravaganza has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
The film is based in Chennai where mobiles phones get disappearing all of a sudden because of a deadly bird called Pakshi Raju(Akshay Kumar). The government has no clue what this is all about and orders Vaseegaran(Ranjini) to bring back Chitti and deal with the bird. To his suprise, Pakshi Raju kills Chitti and leaves everyone in tension. This is the time Vasi’s personal robot Vennela(Amy Jackson) creates a new version of Chitti and prepares it to fight with Pakshi Raju. Rest of the story is as to how the 2.0 Chitti fights Pakshi Raju and saves everyone.
Rajanikanth's superstardom is an added bonus for 2.0 to reach the larger audience. He is fine as Vaseegaran and Chitti. But he sets the screen on fire as 2.0. There is another surprise package too. Akshay Kumar is never seen in his usual look. He is impressive as the villain fighting for a good cause. His act as the old man, a social activist is very good. Amy Jackson makes an impression with her stunning looks.
Final battle sequence
Too little story
An okayish first half
Technical Aspects :
2.0 is packed with a technical brilliance that it is very hard to put everything here. A R Rahman proves why he is a masterclass as he breathes life into the background score. Every character has a different sounding and the manner in which the thrills are elevated is something else.
Camera work is astonishing as the cell phone turning into a bird or the manner in which the a scientific effect is created is top notch. The production design of the film is just world class. Be it the lavish sets that have been laid or the whole scientific setup that has been put up, everything is just mind-blowing.
The VFX used in the climax is just out of this world and proves that Indian cinema is not behind Hollywood films and their standards. Editing is perfect and so is the Telugu dubbing done. The costumes selected for Rajini and Akshay are futuristic and create a wow effect for the audience.
Coming to the director Shankar, he has once again proved that there is no one better than him who can deliver such a visible spectacle along with a social message. The manner in which he has made a cell phone the key element in the film and played around it with superb VFX and engaging narration makes this film an adrenaline pumping experience for the viewers.
On the whole, 2.0 is a visual extravaganza which makes you go wow in every which way. Be it the international level VFX, the action thrills between Rajini and Akshay, lavish sets and amazing action, this films is one hell of an experience for the viewers. The film has a very universal theme and will be liked all over the country and break several records in the south. Barring the same old good vs evil concept and Akshay Kumar’s flashback, 2.0 is one film which should only be experienced on the big screen as scientific thrillers like these are very rarely made. What are you waiting for just book your tickets and watch the film with your family and have a whale of a time.
Release date : November 29, 2018