2018 is a year of big clashes. Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika’ will face the heroes, superheros and even a super villain at the box office. ‘Manikarnika’ will clash with Rajnikanth-Akshay Kumar’s ‘2.0’ Marvel Studio’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and Tiger Shroff starrer ‘Baaghi 2’.
The makers of Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ announced the release date of the film after a lot of rescheduling. Touted to be India’s costliest 3D film ever with a budget of over Rs 400 crore, the makers locked the release date of the film to April, 2018. In the press statement, they said, “Lyca Productions-Superstar Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar – Shankar magnum opus SciFi action thriller 2.0 to be screened worldwide in April 2018. Nation’s costliest 3D’ film starring Superstar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, directed by Shankar, music by A R Rahman. The high-tech post-production words are fully geared and the team is all set to the release schedule.”
On the other hand, Kangana’s Lakshmi Bai has to fight Avengers: Infinity War which is releasing in multiple languages. The third installment of the mega-starrer flick is gearing up for a massive release as it will hit the theatres a week before it opens in the US. 2.0 will have a massive competition for 3D screens.
Interestingly, Avengers: Guardian of the Galaxy was giving a tough competition to South Indian sequel Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Rajnikanth’s 2.0 might also release on the same date as Baahubali 2: The Conclusion. Hence, the two ‘woods will come face to face again’.
While Baaghi could not impress the audiences at the box office, will Tiger create magic with Baaghi 2? Only time will tell.
Coming back to Manikarnika, it is Ranaut versus the rest. Will Lakshmi Bai Ranaut triumph again or would she reconsider the release date?