Rajinikanth’s 2.0 to be the first 3D film in Enthiran franchise

Rajinikanth, who made his debut in a black and white film in 1975, has been setting trends in embracing path-breaking technologies in filmmaking.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | Bengaluru | Updated: October 15, 2016 5:54 pm
enthiran, rajinikanth Enthiran 2.0 will also be Rajinikanth’s first 3D film.

When Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty recently said that director Shankar’s Enthiran 2.0, starring Rajinikanth will make India proud, he meant it in every sense. According to industry sources, the much-awaited sci-fi movie will be available in 3D.

While presenting films in 3D has become a norm in Hollywood, the Indian film industry is still catching up with the trend. However, in the light of the massive budget, 2.0 is going to be a landmark film in the three-dimensional category in India.

It will also be Rajinikanth’s first 3D film. The actor, who made his debut in a black and white film in 1975, has been setting trends in embracing path-breaking technologies in filmmaking. Remember, he was the first Indian actor to star in the animated film, Kochadaiyaan, which was shot using motion capture technology?

There is more good news for the fans of Rajinikanth. The much-anticipated first look and teaser of 2.0 will be released on November 20 at a grand event in Mumbai.

Producer Raju Mahalingam recently took to Twitter and confirmed the news. “Make in India” a reality on celluloid!! 2.0 team delivers Global Standard’s!! We will tease you’ll on 20th Nov 2016,” he tweeted.

 

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Recently, Enthiran team warped its shoot in Chennai. The film is being made at a whopping budget of Rs 350 crore and is simultaneously produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The film is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Ethiran, which is said to be Shankar’s most ambitious project so far. It’s Hindi version was titled Robot, and starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

The film has been making waves ever since it was announced. Enthiran 2.0 also marks the acting debut of Bollywood’s A-lister Akshay Kumar, in the south. He is playing an evil and an eccentric scientist in the film.

2.0 also stars Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in important roles. The film, which is bankrolled by Lyca Productions, is slated for an early 2017 release.