2.0 Controversy: Tweet over unpaid dues leaves Lyca Productions redfaced
Rekhs calls out Lyca Productions for mishap in payment! Details inside.
It may have had the biggest budget, but Rajini's 2.0 is now gaining a dubious reputation after the owner of the project's subtitling company complained that her team has not been compensated yet, despite several attempts to contact the producers for the same. Subtitlist Rekhs, who had worked on 2.0, took to twitter with an exasperated question after she was reportedly ghosted by the employees of the Lyca Productions. Can Lyca Productions please let me know when my team and I will be paid for 2.0?" wrote the lady, "We handed over all reels in both languages in good faith, trusting you won't let us down. Sadly, my last resort but I strongly feel cast and crew should be paid. I can adjust with delay but not this silence to my calls/mail."
Here, check out Rekhs's tweet:
Written and directed by Shankar, 2.0 shows the story of how Chitti (Rajinikanth, the robot from Endhiran) fights a ghost with electromagnetic abilities. The movie has an out-of-hand climax that we have come to expect of Shankar movies and the project, made with a whopping ₹570 crore, is the most expensive Indian film to date. However, the producers seem to have cut corners, what with a tweet from the movie's subtitling team claiming that they are yet to be paid. Rekhs, the head of the subtitling team who has been pioneering subtitle writing, has been getting popular support on twitter.
Apart from a generic-named lone soldier who seems to be trying to find an excuse on behalf of the Lyca Productions, the Twitterati have taken up Rekhs's cause and Lyca Productions has been tagged on several hundred tweets which all basically goes to ask, "what are you going to do about this?" In the modern world of bilinguals and pan-linguistic fan bases, subtitles help a movie to reach a larger audience and hence is an important service that a filmmaker makes use of.Read More