It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Endhiran’s sequel '2.0' is probably one of the biggest and most awaited projects of Kollywood at this hour. Considering that Shankar is known for his magnificence, the expectations keep getting higher every day. The country saw its first 3D movie decades back, yet, Indian filmmakers don’t prefer to engage with the technology till today. But, things might change soon as Rajinikanth’s '2.0' has been shot directly on 3D and will provide us the best cinematic experience ever in India.
“The film has been shot in 3D, not because of the technology but because the script demanded it," said the director. This director also adds, "A lot of Hollywood films are first shot in 2D, and then they convert it into 3D during post-production. But this film has been shot with the latest 3D camera, directly."
After the National Film Award for Special Effects category was officially instituted in the year 1992, in the 25-year time span, 10 Tamil films have been awarded the Special Effects award, out of which 6 have been director Shankar’s films.
All the hard work has been yielding brilliant results that have even mesmerised the Thalaiva. "The first 3D shot I saw on a small screen. Repeatedly I was watching it... don't know how many times I watched because it was mesmerising," the 66-year-old megastar said.
Created with an estimated budget of ₹450 crore, '2.0' is touted to be Asia’s costliest movie to be made till date. '2.0' features superstar Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson & Akshay Kumar, and has been produced by Lyca Productions. The music for the movie is composed by Mozart of Madras AR Rahman.
Rajinikanth reprises his roles as scientist Vaseegaran and also his creation Chitti just like the first part. Actors Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain are also part of this magnum opus.
Bollywood A-lister Akshay Kumar who is making his Kollywood debut with the film plays the antagonist, Dr Richards, who turns into a crow-like creature due to an experiment went wrong. "Working in 3D is a lot harder than I imagined from the set up to the extent of how perfect things really need to be in every single shot," said Mr Khiladi, who is sharing screen space with Rajinikanth for the first time.
Earlier expected to hit screens on Diwali, '2.0' has been rescheduled twice with the release date being shifted to January 25, 2018.