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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.

Written by S Subhakeerthana | Chennai | Updated: November 3, 2018 10:06:16 pm
2Point0 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.

Also Read | Five key takeaways from 2.0 trailer

2.0 will release on November 29, 2018.

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Read all the updates about Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0. Read updates in Tamil.

15:28 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

Also read | Rajinikanth on 2.0: Mark my words, the film will be a super-duper hit

15:08 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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

14:50 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.”

Read More | 2.0 director Shankar on Rajinikanth: Superstar is superstar because of his dedication

14:25 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.”

Read More | 2.0 actor Akshay Kumar: Shankar is a scientist, not a director

14:08 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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

13:24 (IST)03 Nov 2018
Rajinikanth on Indian 2

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

13:22 (IST)03 Nov 2018
Rajinikanth praises Akshay

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

13:12 (IST)03 Nov 2018
Rajinikanth on Subhaskaran

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

13:09 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

13:08 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

13:06 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

13:05 (IST)03 Nov 2018
'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.

13:04 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

13:03 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

12:54 (IST)03 Nov 2018
Watch 2.0 trailer in Tamil

12:53 (IST)03 Nov 2018
Watch 2.0 trailer in Telugu

12:53 (IST)03 Nov 2018
Watch 2.0 trailer in Hindi

12:50 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

12:49 (IST)03 Nov 2018
Akshay's toughest film

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

12:47 (IST)03 Nov 2018
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.

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.