In just a day's time, the face of Indian cinema as we know it might change. Shankar's magnum opus 2.0 is opening in theatres on November 29. The movie is a spiritual sequel of his film 2010 Endhiran. Rajinikanth returns as the indestructible robot Chitti. This time fighting against the villain in the form of a character played by Akshay Kumar. Rajinikanth said that he found shooting for the sequel much easier than the first movie. "Compared to Endhiran, 2.0 shooting was a cake walk. The only difficulty was that my health wasn't well when we were shooting the climax portions," he said in a media interaction in Hyderabad on November 26.
Rajinikanth added that after his debut film, it's 2.0 that has got him so excited, "After my debut film, Apoorva Ragangal, I'm excited and nervous about 2.0 because, in this film, almost 40 to 45% is made of visual effects. Being an actor, I'm eagerly looking forward to watching my own work, " he stated.
Talking during a group interview, Akshay shared how proud he feels to be associated with this project. He said, "This is the best technical film India has ever produced. It’s originally made in 3D, not transformed in it. It’s an amazing concept to watch in 3D. Mr Shankar is James Cameron on steroids. Everything is larger than life. It’s like when you watch Transformers and you see two robots fighting and you feel wow! We can’t compete with them because their budget is some 17 times higher than ours. Trust me in this 510 crores, they can’t make what we have made."
2.0 also has Amy Jackson in the lead, along with Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn and Sudhanshu Pandey in supporting roles. The movie is reportedly made on a budget of Rs 600 crore, making it the most expensive film India has ever made. 2.0 is all set to release on November 29, with shows coming out as early as 6 in the morning.