2.0 audio launch: What time Rajinikanth film event begins, where to watch it and other details

2.0 song launch in Dubai is being touted as the biggest film even of 2017. The film stars Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Its audio release function will also have music genius AR Rahman, who has also composed its tunes, performing live on the grand stage set in Dubai’s Burj Park.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: October 27, 2017 6:24:37 pm

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Just a few hours left for the grand audio release function of 2.0, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. The event will happen in Dubai, in front of the who’s who of Indian cinema. The excitement and fanfare around the film is getting louder, even as the film is about three months away from its theatrical release.

The producers of the mega-budget sci-fi thriller are going all out to promote the film, from launching a gigantic 2.0 hot air-balloon in the skies of the United States to lighting up world famous Burj Khalifa in Dubai with 2.0 posters, the filmmakers are pushing the envelope in film marketing.

According to reports, about Rs 40 crore has been earmarked just for promoting the film. The upcoming music launch is the beginning of a series of events as part of the film promotions in the run-up to 2.0 release.

Here is everything you need to know about what is clearly the biggest film event of the year:

1. The event will be held at Dubai’s Burj Park a sprawling 11,300 sq metre lawn, which sits next to Burj Khalifa. It is set to begin at 6 PM Dubai time (IST 7:30 PM). It is said to be a two-hour long event.

2. The highlight of the evening will be the live performance by Oscar-winning musician AR Rahman. He will be playing his compositions for 2.0 along with his orchestra of 125 symphony artists.

3. 2.0 has three songs. Of which two songs each from Tamil, Telugu and Hindi versions will be unveiled on Friday. The songs will be available on music streaming platforms from today itself.

4. The music event will have three high-profile hosts. Bollywood hit filmmaker Karan Johar will anchor the show in Hindi, while Tollywood star Rana Daggubati and RJ Balaji will present the event in Telugu and Tamil respectively.

5. The channel partner Zee TV groups will not air the music launch live. The event will be telecast on its channels in different languages later.

6. The King of Dubai is expected to grace the event. The main star cast will be present at the event, including Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar and director Shankar. Actor Dhanush is also in Dubai.

7. Actor Tamannaah Bhatia will also give a dance performance at the event.

If you are in Dubai and don’t have tickets for the event, you can go to a popular mall near you and catch the event live. The filmmakers have put up LED screens across the malls for the public viewing. About 1 lakh people are expected to watch the show this way.

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