2.0 teaser release highlights: Akshay Kumar takes on Rajinikanth in Shankar’s next

2.0 teaser: Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar will be sharing screen space for the first time in Shankar's 2.0. The sci-fi movie will hit screens on November 29, 2018.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 13, 2018 2:23:17 pm
rajinikanth's 2.0 teaser After Kaala, Rajinikanth returns to the big screen with a bang in 2.0.

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.

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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.

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Read all the updates about the teaser of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0.

13:33 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
2.0 Teaser Photos
12:39 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
This is beyond words, can't wait: Rakul Preet on 2.0 teaser
12:19 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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"

11:52 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Fans go gaga over 2.0 teaser
11:36 (IST) 13 Sep 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 💥💥💥"

11:15 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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'

10:40 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Ajaz Khan on 2.0 teaser
10:24 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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 "

10:06 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.

09:53 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Our verdict

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.

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09:40 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Watch the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu teaser of 2.0 here!

09:33 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.. 🙏🙏"

09:30 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.

09:21 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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💐👍"

09:16 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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"

09:14 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Fans gather at cinema halls to catch 2.0 teaser
09:13 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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."

09:02 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Watch the Hindi teaser of 2.0

09:01 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Watch the Telugu teaser of 2.0

09:01 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
Watch the Tamil teaser of 2.0

08:55 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.

08:48 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
15 mins more for 2.0 teaser
08:31 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
30 mins more for 2.0 teaser

Fans are eagerly waiting for the teaser of Rajinikanth's 2.0.

08:10 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
2.0 teaser at 9 am today
07:52 (IST) 13 Sep 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.

07:37 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.

07:19 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.

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07:00 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.

Also Read | 2.0 teaser leaked: How and where the leak occurred?

06:44 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
3D version of 2.0 to be screened at select cinema halls

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.

Also Read | 2.0 teaser: Where to catch a glimpse of the Rajinikanth film in 3D

06:32 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
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.

Superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 has been creating waves ahead of its release. The film also stars Amy Jackson in a significant role. It has been written and directed by Shankar with music by AR Rahman.