Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is being billed as the blockbuster of 2017. Over the last few weeks that has been a big buzz across the social media in anticipation of the launch of the first look of 2.0. This weekend the wait was finally over when dressed in a simple black kurta Rajinikanth made his grand entry along with Akshay Kumar, AR Rahman and Karan Johar for the launch of the first look of 2.0 in Mumbai. If that’s not a star studded entry for you we will add another diamond on stage soon.
Yashraj studios wore a festive look as media and fan alike qued up to enter the grand launch. For one minute there was a feeling of deja-vu. I felt I was in the bank line to exchange notes all over again. I entered and the wait began. After close to 2 hours movie maker Koffee with Karan host Karan Johar made his entry calling the event the event a memorable day in the history of cinema. Playing master of ceremonies in his charismatic style Karan introduced the film and the stellar cast as they took to the stage along with thalaivar. Standing tall beside him was director Shankar the man who has helmed 2.0.
The launch of 2.0 was a regular Karan Johar larger than life affair until someone whispered something on Akshay Kumar’s eat and Akshay moved towards the enterence to bring the show stopper on stage, Salman Khan made his entry and the media and fans went berserk. Later on the Sultan actor Salman confessed that he was un-invited and had gate crashed. He went on to narrate a funny incident about Rajinikanth. He said, “I just wanted to see Rajini garu. He is the most amazing man. I have a lot of respect for him. I wasn’t invited but got to know about the launch and came here. We were once doing a shoot together – jhumma chumma. And when I went to the bathroom, Rajini garu was there throwing cigarettes and catching it with his mouth. I asked him, “What are you doing?” He said, “There is a lot of wind outside. So I am doing it here” It was an open air concert and very cold and windy outside. So I went backstage to see if Rajini could catch the cigarette with his mouth in one go and he did it in one single shot.”
He also was all praises for Akshay and the teaser! In his inimitable style Salman admiring Akshay’s work said that he was very talented and while the rest of Bollywood was stagnant Akshay had gone far ahead of the pack. Salman Khan also praised the first look of 2.0 and said that he was eagerly looking forward to watching the film post its release.
Back to the reason for the 2.0 event the film, has been shot with 3D cameras. The sound design involves a format that has not been used before in films as for the graphics they are Hollywood class. This sci-fi film will star the Rajinikanth in a triple role – Dr. Vaseegaran, Chitti and an unnamed evil character. The music is by AR Rahman and the album will feature five to six songs while the movie will have only one.
Tamil cinema’s ace director director Shankar’s 2.0, follows hugely successful science fiction drama Endhiran which released in 2010. In the film Rajinikanth plays doctor-scientist Vaseegaran in the film, as he did in Enthiran. Akshay Kumar plays a scientist called Richard, who turns into a Crow Man after an experiment goes wrong. The film also stars Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain.
2.0 will be released only in Diwali 2017 so that date too is booked. I have but one question in my mind is 2.0 a sequel to Enthiran or is it a film independent of Enthiran