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2.0 trailer launch highlights: Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar promise a visual extravaganza

Here is what fans and celebrities said about the trailer of Superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's latest offering 2Point0.

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Amy Jackson will share screen space with Rajinikanth in 2.0.

The trailer of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 was released on Saturday afternoon.

2.0 has been directed by Shankar, who had also helmed the 2010 hit Enthiran. The film has been making news for a long time due to various reasons, one being its visual effects, involving the work of 3000 technicians across the world. Another reason why the film is attracting a generous bit of attention is due to its heavyweight star cast which consists of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. The film also marks Akshay’s foray into the South film industry.

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2.0 will release on November 29, 2018.

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2.0 will be superhit, says Rajinikanth

The trailer launch of Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 was held in Chennai on Saturday. At the event, Rajini spoke about the film, his fans and the message of the movie. The actor-politician began his speech at the event by thanking the cast and crew of the film, his fans and the press.

“It is nice that all Indian media are under one roof. I extend my warm welcome to Shankar, my crew, Akshay, the press and my fans. I am glad my philosopher-brother Sathya Narayana Rao is here,” Rajinikanth said.

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Rajinikanth is my favourite hero, says AR Rahman

The trailer of director Shankar’s 2.0 has been finally unveiled. By the looks of it, we can say that the VFX effects are on par with Hollywood films. The sci-fi film stars superstar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles. Speaking at the trailer launch, which was held in Chennai, music maestro AR Rahman said, “Superstar is my favourite hero. It is because of the consistency in his career. I am inspired by his way of life. I’m drawn by his spirituality too.”

Also read | AR Rahman: Rajinikanth is my favourite hero, inspired by his way of life

Superstar is superstar because of his dedication, says Shankar

Shankar also spoke about the dedication that Rajinikanth showed while filming the climax of the movie, “We shot climax portions in Delhi but Rajini sir was not keeping well. 500 people were there, but since we invested a lot of money, he came and acted. He got hurt in the knees. Despite all this, he worked in full swing. Superstar is superstar because of his dedication.”

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Shankar is a scientist, not a director, says Akshay Kumar

At the trailer launch, Akshay Kumar said, “I got to learn a lot of challenging things. Shankar is a scientist, not a director. I did make up for 3 hours and I took one hour to remove the makeup. I just saw myself on the screen, and it was unbelievable. I’m looking forward to seeing the film. I thank Shankar sir. It was worth the pain.”

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Here are five takeaways from 2.0 trailer

Superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0’s trailer is out and it is every bit as entertaining as one would have hoped. The action looks cool, the visuals are spellbinding and Rajinikanth, as he says in the trailer of the film, is ready to set the screens on fire. With so much going on, the film is preparing itself to set the cash registers ringing at the box office. Here are five key takeaways from the film.

Superstar Rajinikanth is back to win hearts

After Kaala, everyone’s favourite Rajinikanth is ready to steal away hearts with his Chitti version 2.0. In the trailer of the film, the star romances, fights the bad guy and promises to set things ablaze in true-blue Rajini style.

Also read | Five key takeaways from 2.0 trailer

Rajinikanth on Indian 2

Rajinikanth also wishes for the success of Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 to be helmed by Shankar.

Rajinikanth praises Akshay

Hats off to Akshay Kumar for his hard work. It is definitely worth it, says Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth on Subhaskaran

Glad to find a wonderful friend in producer Subhaskaran, says Rajinikanth.

2.0 is for everybody, says Rajinikanth

Everyone is waiting for the film to release and I am confident that it will do exceptionally well. Once you see the film, you wIll promote and be a part of it. This film is for everybody - mass, intellectuals and pseudo intellectuals also, says Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth on 2.0 message

2.0 is a thriller, entertainer and has an international message - that the planet is not just for human beings but other creatures also. Shankar is a gem of the Indian film industry. We need to preserve such filmmakers, says Rajinikanth.

It is about the magic of a film, says Rajinikanth

Everyone invests money. It is not about that. It is about the magic, and I am sure it happened in the project. And nobody wants to take a failure picture after all, says Rajinikanth.

'Shankar is the Indian James Cameron and Spielberg'

Shankar is a great filmmaker who has been proving himself for the past 25 years. Shankar is the Indian James Cameron and Spielberg. He's a magician, says Rajinikanth.

2.0 will be a super duper hit, says Rajinikanth

Mark my words, 2.0 will be a super duper hit. Nearly 600 crore has been invested. Subaskaran put in so much money not because of me or Akshay. But he had confidence in Shankar, says Rajinikanth.

Rajinikanth begins speech

It is nice that all Indian media are under one roof. I extend my warm welcome to Shankar, my crew, Akshay, the press and my fans. I am glad my philosopher-brother Sathya Narayana Rao is here, says Rajinikanth.

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Shankar on Muthuraj

Muthuraj put in a lot of effort in both pre and post production. His responsibility doesn't end with art direction. He was very involved in every aspect. I value each and every technician's contribution towards the film, say Shankar.

Akshay's toughest film

It is Akshay Kumar's toughest film in his career, says Shankar.

Superstar is Superstar because of his dedication: Shankar

We shot climax portions in Delhi but Rajini sir was not keeping well. 500 people were there, but since we invested a lot of money, he came and acted. He got hurt in the knees. Despite all this, he worked in full swing. Superstar is Superstar because of his dedication, says Shankar.

Rajini's performance is still fresh: Shankar

All the credit goes to Rajini sir. Even today, his performance is fresh though he has been acting for ages, says Shankar

2.0 is going to be an experience: Shankar

More than a film, 2.0 is going to be an experience. The film is not possible without Subaskaran. Because it is not everyday you get a producer who will shell out so much money, says Shankar.

Shankar on 3.0

I've small small ideas. But if there's a story, why not? Let's wait, says Shankar.

VFX work was challenging: Shankar

VFX work and action block sequences were challenging, says Shankar.

Shankar on 2.0 title

I felt the title 2.0 was appropriate. I'll definitely work with Shivrajkumar, says Shankar.

Shankar on the idea for 2.0

The idea I don't know where it comes from. But I always want to satisfy the audience and their expectations, says Shankar.

A giant Chitti the robot

In 2.0, we will see Rajinikanth Sir as giant chitti, Vasigaran, 2.0 and there are many more surprises. SS Rajamouli and Shivrajkumar had a couple of questions for Shankar, which were telecast on the projector, says Shankar.

Shankar on handling expectations from 2.0

I am a huge fan of Rajamouli sir. The only way to handle pressure is just work more. I made sure everything was done right, says Shankar.

Amy Jackson on her role in 2.0

It was difficult for me to emote like a robot but it was worth the effort, says Amy Jackson.

Amy Jackson on her role in 2.0

It was difficult for me to emote like a robot but it was worth the effort, says Amy Jackson.

Amy Jackson on 2.0

I didn't even know 4D existed. Thank you Shankar sir and Rajinikanth. Acting alongside Rajinikanth was the most gratifying experience, says Amy Jackson.

Srinivas Mohan on 2.0

We have been working on 2.0 for three and a half years. Shankar only thinks of the impossible, but we made it possible. Of course, with his immense support and inputs. 25 VFX studios from all over world were involved in the making, says 2.0 VFX supervisor Srinivas Mohan.

I am happy to edit Thalaivar's film: Editor Antony

Everyone has put in so much hard work for the team. It was difficult. I am happy to edit Thalaivar's film, says Editor Antony.

2.0 is an Indian film, says Resul

We have always looked at the West for newer cinematic experience. 2.0 is not Tamil film, Hindi film and Telugu film. It is an Indian film. I am proud to be a part of 2.0. I was just an instrument for Shankar’s vision, says Resul Pookutty.

Nirav Shah on 2.0

It is very difficult to shoot the film in 3D. Shooting in 3D is the real 3D. More than a challenge, it was a huge learning experience. I was nodding my head when I listened to the story. I was doubtful how as a team we would pull off. But we did. Thank you to Shankar sir’s vision, says 2.0 cinematographer Nirav Shah.

Akshay on 2.0 experience

I got to learn lot of challenging things. Shankar is a scientist, not a director. I did make up for 3 hours and I took one hour to remove the makeup. I just saw myself on the screen, and it was unbelievable. I'm looking forward to seeing the film. I thank Shankar sir. It was worth the pain, says Akshay Kumar.

My body is my temple, says Akshay

I do go to the gym. I get up at 4 am. My dad was in the army. This lifestyle isn't forced on me by my family. I am proud to say there has never been one day when I have not seen the sunrise. I keep the consistency because I enjoy every day. My body is my temple, says Akshay Kumar.

I can't thank Shankar sir enough for 2.0, says Akshay

I am so honoured to be here. I can't explain my feelings. I can't thank Shankar sir enough for the opportunity. And Subaskaran, big thanks, says Akshay Kumar.

Akshay speaks in Tamil

I have the speech with me. It is written in Tamil. I am going to try speaking Tamil. I am sorry if my pronunciation is wrong. I have been practising for three hours, says Akshay Kumar.

Muthu Raj on 2.0

2.0 is my first sci-fi film. It has been a great learning experience because of the 3D. I am very happy. It's my first film with Rajinikanth sir. I have been a great fan of his. I thank everyone for the opportunity. My ADs worked really hard, says 2.0 production designer Muthu Raj

Director Shankar had approached Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan to play the antagonist in 2.0. The role eventually went to Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar.