Superstar Rajinikanth starrer 2.0’s teaser is finally out. After starring in the critically acclaimed Kaala, Rajinikanth is all set to grace the big screen again, this time in Shankar’s highly-anticipated VFX spectacle 2.0. The movie also stars Bollywood star Akshay Kumar in a pivotal role. The actor will be seen playing Dr Richard, aka Crow Man in the film. After having seen several delays due to various reasons, 2.0 is expected to release in November 2018.
The Hindi version of the movie will be presented by filmmaker Karan Johar.
2.0 is being touted as the ‘spiritual successor’ to the 2010 Rajinikanth blockbuster Enthiran. The film has been shot in Tamil as well as Hindi and is reportedly being dubbed in 13 other languages as well.
Read all the updates about the teaser of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0.
It is going to be an epic battle, says Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor tweeted, "That’s going to be one EPIC battle between @rajinikanth & @akshaykumar! Looking forward to this! Good luck for #2Point0 @karanjohar @shankarshanmugh @apoorvamehta18 @DharmaMovies @LycaProductions @arrahman #2Point0Teaser"
Fans go gaga over 2.0 teaser
Superb teaser ,mindblowing visuals #2Point0Teaser @shankarshanmugh sir Is going to arrive with another blockbuster😍 ,and awesome bgm @arrahman loved it sir...— SAIMAHENDER (@SAIMAHENDER2) September 13, 2018
Thank u for this eyefest @Rajnikanth sir and @akshaykumar sir...
Witnessing for the newer experience #2Point0Teaser Extravaganza.GOOSEBUMPS @rajinikanth @akshaykumar @shankarshanmugh @LycaProductions especially out standing #Vfx effects soo caaan't wait for a longg tym.. Efforts have been made in making this much higher pattern..Hats off 👏👌— Deepz V ( தீபக் குமார்) (@exploringsolid) September 13, 2018
2.0 teaser is M-I-N-D-B-L-O-W-I-N-G, says Anirudh Ravichander
Anirudh Ravichander posted on Twitter, "M-I-N-D-B-L-O-W-I-N-G #2point0teaser! Thalaivar on fire 🔥🔥🔥Proud moment for all of us to witness this from the grandmaster @shankarshanmugh sir 💥💥💥"
2.0 teaser: Quick take
Indianexpress.com's Mimansa Shekhar says, 'Pehechan kaun! Ekdum WOW hai #2Point0Teaser. Thank god they've done well with the VFX, nothing is patchy. And why not, at over Rs 540 crore, it is India's costliest film to date. Welcome back Chitti'
Get a lifetime experience of VFX with 2.0, says Siddharth Kannan
Siddharth Kannan took to Twitter and wrote, "Marvellous! Whattey teaser! Get a lifetime experience of VFX with @rajinikanth sir & my big braada @akshaykumar! @apoorvamehta18 @shankarshanmugh @DharmaMovies @LycaProductions @arrahman #2Point0Teaser #2Point0 @2Point0Movie @karanjohar #SidK http://youtu.be/owPuQjInzO8 "
Arivazhagan on 2.0
"#2point0Teaser / Hope the Mammoth dream of @shankarshanmugh Sir’s Picture Perfect #VFX Vision with Par Excellance completes here with Content driven Visual Script. The Rest is the Magical Combo with @rajinikanth & @akshaykumar," Arivazhagan said via Twitter.
The visuals are spectacular, especially that of the gigantic bird which is presumingly being controlled by Crow Man aka Dr Richard. Akshay is barely there for a few seconds in the one-minute-long teaser, however, he doesn’t fail to leave a lasting impact. And what does one really say about Rajinikanth, that too a Rajinikanth returning in one of his most loved roles, except that the teaser is a perfect morning treat for his fans.
Watch the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu teaser of 2.0 here!
Thalaivar rocks, says Karthik Subbaraj
Karthik Subbaraj tweeted, "Wow...... Magnificent!! Get ready for chitti.. our very own Superhero..... Thalaivar rocks.... Cuckooooo 👏👏 https://youtu.be/7cx-KSsYcjg #2Point0Teaser Big salute to @shankarshanmugh sir & team.. 🙏🙏"
2.0 quick take
While the loveable robot Chitti is back, Akshay Kumar as Crow Man looks menacing. The quality of the over-the-top action sequences is top class. We just hope the good VFX is backed by a solid story.
2.0 is truly international, says Dhananjayan
Dhananjayan shared on Twitter: "Truly international & in Hollywood style making @shankarshanmugh sir. We are all proud a Tamil filmmaker made this film in such a huge scale. @rajinikanth sir going to rock the country @akshaykumar is brilliant. #2Point0Teaser is marvelous &sets high expectations for the film💐👍"
2.0 will be the biggest combat on screen, says Karan Johar
Karan Johar, who is presenting the Hindi version of 2.0, posted on Twitter, "Presenting a glimpse into the MAGNUM OPUS & the BIGGEST COMBAT on screen between @rajinikanth & @akshaykumar! @apoorvamehta18 @shankarshanmugh @DharmaMovies @LycaProductions @arrahman #2Point0Teaser #2Point0 https://youtu.be/owPuQjInzO8"
Akshay Kumar shares 2.0 teaser
Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter, "On the auspicious occasion of #GaneshChaturthi, doing Shree Ganesh of India’s Grandest Film: #2Point0 ! Here’s a glimpse of the biggest rivalry, Good or Evil...Who decides? #2Point0Teaser - http://bit.ly/2Point0_Teaser @2Point0Movie @DharmaMovies."
Watch the Hindi teaser of 2.0
Watch the Telugu teaser of 2.0
Watch the Tamil teaser of 2.0
Who's who in 2.0
2.0 will, reportedly, mark the return of Rajinikanth in a double role as super robot character Chitti and its creator Dr. Vaseegaran. Akshay is playing the evil scientist Dr. Richard and by the looks of it, he loves birds, especially crows. The details of Amy Jackson's role have been under wraps.
30 mins more for 2.0 teaser
Fans are eagerly waiting for the teaser of Rajinikanth's 2.0.
2.0 teaser at 9 am today
Today you can experience the grandeur Teaser of #2Point0 in 3D in Select Screens & We are unleashing 2D Version of #2Point0Teaser in @LycaProductions (Tamil, Telugu) YouTube Channel & @DharmaMovies (Hindi) YouTube Channel at 9am IST. We are super thrilled! 🙂 How excited are you? pic.twitter.com/lPgYm3GW5w— 2.0 (@2Point0movie) September 13, 2018
2.0 to hit screens on November 29, 2018
The theatrical release of the film was delayed multiple times since last April due to the post-production reasons. "Hi everyone.. atlast the vfx companies promised the final delivery date of the vfx shots. The movie will release on nov 29th 2018. #2Point0(sic)," the director wrote on his Twitter page recently.
2.0 is the effort of more than 3,000 technicians around the world
2.0 has been in the production for nearly three years now and has cost over Rs 100 crore more than the initially estimated budget of Rs 400 crore. The special effects work of 2.0 had been outsourced to many leading studios around the world. "#2point0 is an effort unlimited of more than 3,000 technicians around the world. Teaser in 3 days!(sic)," Shankar had tweeted earlier.
2.0 haunted by leaks
It was not the first time that 2.0 had fallen victim to such online leaks. It may be recalled that the alien-esque look of Akshay Kumar was leaked online way before his character posters were officially released. A couple of other stills of Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson from the movie also found its way to the internet.
2.0 teaser leak
It's worth noting that the pre-VFX version of the teaser was leaked online earlier this year giving a rude shock to the filmmakers. The source of the leak was said to be the birthday bash of Lyca Productions chairman K Subaskaran. The unfinished teaser was screened at the birthday party for select guests, paving the way for the piracy.
3D version of 2.0 to be screened at select cinema halls
#2Point0 Teaser will be playing in 1⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ 3D & 5⃣0⃣0⃣0⃣ 2D Screens From Today All Over India!#2Point0MODE 🔥🔥 🔥 @rajinikanth @shankarshanmugh @akshaykumar @arrahman @iamAmyJackson @LycaProductions #2Point0Teaser pic.twitter.com/68xHFaBvWy— 2.0 (@2Point0movie) September 12, 2018
In a first, 2.0 has been directly shot using 3D cameras. It is a departure from the usual practice of shooting a film in 2D format and converting it into 3D later inside the studios. The 3D version of the teaser will be screened at select cinema halls in India. "This is an exciting attempt and watching the teaser in 3D will be never seen before gigantic experience," the filmmakers said in a statement earlier.
2.0 made at a cost of over Rs 500 crore
2.0, a sequel to blockbuster Enthiran, stars Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. British model-actor Amy Jackson plays the female lead. With a budget of over Rs 500 crore, 2.0 has been made using the state-of-the-art filmmaking technology. It is expected to push the boundaries in making large-scale VFX films in India.