Rajinikanth's 2.0 Early Reviews: Twitterati Declare S Shankar Genius, Say 'The Film Will Blow Your Mind'
The long-awaited sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Robot by director S Shankar received a rousing reception with trade analysts predicting its day one collection at Rs 100 crore worldwide.
Directed by S Shankar, 2.0 marks Akshay Kumar’s debut in the Tamil film industry. (Image: Twitter/@2Point0Movie)
The mass hysteria and high-pitched screaming that characterised megastar Rajinikanth's fan following spread nationwide as the hype and insane frenziness marked the release of his latest film 2.0 in about 10,000 screens across India and abroad. The long-awaited sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Robot by director S Shankar has released to a rousing reception with trade analysts predicting its day one collection at Rs 100 crore worldwide.
Watch: 2.0 Movie Review
The film, which is touted as the most expensive Indian project ever, marks Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's Tamil debut and sees him in the role of an antagonist, Dr Richard/Crowman, a cellphone-hating mutant scientist. While Rajini reprises his role as Dr Vaseegaran/Chitti from the original film.
The film also features Adil Hussain, Sudhanshu Pandey and Amy Jackson in key roles. Music maestro AR Rahman has scored the film.
If the initial reviews are anything to go by, it seems the fans of Thalaiva are super impressed with Shankar's directorial, with many hailing it as one of the best films Indian cinema ever produced. Calling Shankar a "genius", a social media user wrote, "Shankar sir is visionary of epic proportion."
Another user tweeted, "The VFX & action in #2Point0 is of another level. It will BLOW YOUR MIND. First half was dull, Second half was engaging. #Rajinikanth evoked nostalgia, #AkshayKumar is terrific." (sic)
We have compiled a few early reactions to the film. Have a look:
#2point0. SHANKAR IS A GENIUS— BB Insider (@BBInsider2) November 29, 2018
#2Point0 Halfway through the film. It is exhilarating so far. Edge-of- the-seat thriller. #AkshayKumar's stunning entry in the pre-interval scene. #Shankar's vision n making deserve spl mention. As usual, #Rajinikanth carries the film on his shoulders.— Sandeep Athreya (@SandeepSpeakz) November 29, 2018
Interval. The visuals are indeed stunning, you can actually see a lot of hard work that has gone behind the visual effects though the story hardly moves anywhere so far. Akshay Kumar makes his appearance at the stroke of intermission. #2point0— R! (@WeirdlyProbable) November 29, 2018
#2point0review - our #Thalaivar "vayasanalum unga style'um alagum ennaikum pogathu thalaiva @rajinikanth"@shankarshanmugh sir pirichi menjitinga@LycaProductions thanks a lot Vfx and 3d's best quality #PrideofIndianCinema#2Point0FromToday #2Point0FDFS #2Point0 #2— thamee_thammu (@thamee_thammu) November 29, 2018
#2Point0 one hell of a ride this ,Shankar master mind , with top notch vfx and 3d which one is far better than Hollywood 2d converted 3d No songs in between , Akshay's backstory ,Version 2.0 ❣️❣️mad MaxVersion 3.0 extra mad Max !!!Totally 4/5 Watch only in 3d— Rahul (@imrahul_03) November 29, 2018
#2Point0 Visually, Technically by far the best movie made in Indian cinema history@rajinikanth is marana mass as 2.0@akshaykumar intro at interval EPICHis back story is heartwarmingProbably the best climax in recent years with a good message4*/5*"Recommended watch in 3D"— Bharat (@Satyaasalmanfan) November 29, 2018
2.0 has, however, been a long time coming. The film, which was originally set to arrive in cinemas last year on Diwali, was later pushed to a December 2017 debut. It was once again moved a month further to January 2018, in order to allow more time for post-production. After too much rescheduling, the Rajinikanth-Akshay starrer finally releases today.
At Rs 543 crore, this Rajinikanth film is more expensive than several successful Hollywood VFX classics like Deadpool (USD 58 million), X-Men (USD 75 million) and Batman (USD 35 million).
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