It is quite true that pre-release noise of the Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer movie 2.0 was on a great height, but still, we cannot deny with the fact the trailer of the movie has not much impressed the movie lovers. According to most of the people, the VFX work in the movie is not so good as compared to Hollywood movie. Still, it would be interesting to see whether the reviews will affect the opening business of 2.0.
When asked about the bad response to the trailer to film exhibitor Akshaye Rathi he confidently says, “Not one bit, especially in Tamil. For the simple reason that there are stars, there are superstars, there are megastars and then there is Rajinikanth.” He further adds,” In Tamil Nadu, irrespective of how good or bad the film turns out to be, it will do phenomenally well. Rajinikanth enjoys a massive fan following in the state and these fans will come to watch the film no matter what the reviews or box-office reports say”.
2.0, is also featuring Amy Jackson as the leading actress, and the movie is directed by S Shankar, who had also directed the film’s prequel, the 2010 film Robot that starred Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the lead roles.
The movie has been released on 29 November. 2.0 is a big clash of two megastars, even if the opening credits are chatty: Rajinikanth is ‘superstar’ and Akshay merely gets top billing amongst the rest.
All the grumble and clashing and 3D computer graphics are just not enough to make it fascinating viewing. The script is even more ordinary than in the first movie.
The director Shankar had the good concept and idea. In the movie, Cell phone usage has reached endemic depth. It is not only re-wiring our brains but also creating damage to the environment caused by cell tower radiation. By the time this main element kicks in, half the film is over.
The real film kicks in post-interval, with the appearance of Akshay’s Pakshiraja, a good man turned bad, out of fear and anger. The Bird Man will do anything to protect his friends. The birdman can even kill and smash buildings and cell towers. Akshay has brought much-required energy to the movie. By then it’s just a question of how much Shankar will crank it up in the end.
The first half of the movie is quite boring and the second half is quite interesting. There are some wow moments, but on the whole, the film is not worth all the sound and furor.