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The countdown has begun for Thalaivar and Akshay Kumar for Film 2.0

Releasing on 29 November, Thalaivar Rajinikanth’s multilingual science-fiction action drama 2.0 has already raised curiosity and sensation among his fans. After poor performance of Kaala will this time 2.0 bang the box office?

2.0 is a sequel to Shankar's 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, the film has been produced by Lyca Productions and is gearing for release on November 29. 2.0 also stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey in important roles. The film that reportedly had a budget of Rs 543 crore is considered the most expensive film of India made in 3D.
2.0 will release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, has music by AR Rahman. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar said 2.0 will attempt to convey a global message on climate change.
Speaking at the trailer launch, Rajinikanth said the film has been made on a lavish budget of nearly Rs. 600 crore.
"Mark my words, the film will be a super hit. Advance wishes to Shankar and Lyca Productions. Nearly Rs. 600 crore has been spent on the film. The film wouldn't have been possible without the support of Lyca," Rajinikanth said.
He said that the makers spent lavishly on the film for the vision of Shankar.
"This is not a Rajinikanth film. The money has been spent on one man Shankar, who has never failed to entertain audiences. This is his vision and I laud Lyca Productions for backing him," he added.
In the film, Rajinikanth plays a scientist and a robot.
Speaking on the occasion, Shankar said audience will see Rajinikanth in multiple avatars and it'll be a treat to watch.
"Audiences will see him as scientist Vaseegaran, robot Chitti and 2.0 version of Chitti. There will also be a giant version of Chitti in the climax. We also have another version but we'd like to keep that as a surprise," he said.
Shankar raved about Rajinikanth's commitment.
"When we were all set to shoot the climax in a stadium in Delhi, Rajini sir fell ill. Six months of planning had gone into the preparation of the climax which was supposed to be shot in 40 days. Despite his bad health, Rajini sir insisted that we go ahead with the shoot," Shankar said.
"We shot in extremely hot temperature. Rajini sir had to shoot wearing 12 kilo robotic suit. We were stunned by his commitment," he added.
Akshay is working with Shankar for the first time. "We used to speak in Marathi on the sets and we used to enjoy that. Shankar is a brilliant director to work with and he is a very humble man. It was so interesting to see how he would add a quirk of entertainment in any or every dialogue of our daily conversation."
"He is a very professional person. He narrated me the whole story, the screenplay and I knew each character of the film from the beginning. I was impressed by the concept and wondered why nobody has explored the subject so far," said Akshay.
Asked if the extensive use of technology would overpower the core story of the film, Akshay said, "I do not think so. I would rather say that the use of technology has enhanced the narration. The global message of the film comes across crystal clear."