Thalaiva’s 2.0 : Much awaited film may fly on screen this Independence Day weekend
Tamil superstar’s Rajinikanth most awaited science fiction film starring Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain is expected to release on 15 August 2018. 2.0 seeks Akshay in the role of the antagonist, Richard an eccentric scientist, while Rajinikanth essays as scientist Vaseegaran together with Amy Jackson in lead role. This is the second time Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson are seen together after “Singh Is Bling” while fans will see Rajinikanth and Akky for the first time.
2.0 is said to be the sequel to the Rajinikanth’s splashing multi-lingual science fiction film Enthiran (2010) starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Glimpsing 2.0 is written and directed by S. Shankar, co-written by B. Jeyamohan, and produced by A Subhashkaran under his banner Lyca Productions on a budget of Rs. 450 crores. It is the most expensive Indian film made to date and is reportedly the second most expensive film in Asia. Reports say after closing down its cinema halls in the 1980s 2.0 could become the first Indian movie to release in Saudi and the makers of 2.0 are working towards releasing their magnum opus there.
According to the filmmakers, 2.0 will be out in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and 12 languages. After releasing a couple of posters an unfinished video claiming to be the teaser from Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ cleared its way. The video with temporary graphics got leaked on the internet. However, the movie fraternity was not happy with teaser leakage. Through her Twitter account, Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya tweeted, “Leaking content online before the official release should not be tolerated or ENCOURAGED! This is a heartless act ignoring hard work, efforts and sentiments of the makers for few seconds of excitement !!! #BeAshamed #StopPiracy #StopMisusingDigitalMedium.”
Rajinikanth and Akshay’s big bang 2.0 was expected to release in Jan 2018, which later postponed to 14 April 2018 and 25 August 2017. After a grand music launch in Dubai last year, there has been no update from the makers about the release of the film but the film is now expected to release on 15 August 2018, confirmation is still awaited.