Director Shankar’s magnum opus 2.0 completed 50 glorious days in theaters on 17th January. At a time when Rajinikanth’s Petta is running strongly, 2.0 is still drawing full shows in the given limited screens. Fans of the Superstar couldn’t have dreamt of a better phase. 2.0 is universally the highest grosser from Kollywood last year. The film did fantastic numbers wherever it released, and is the all time No.2 grosser from South Indian cinema behind Baahubali 2.
When the film releases in China later in the year, it would look to close its gap with Baahubali 2. On the strength of Akshay Kumar’s presence, the Hindi dubbed version of 2.0 put up a superb show as well, and just the Telugu dubbed version grossed close to Rs 110 crore worldwide! 2.0 is a box office legend, plain and simple.
Shankar is now all set to start the shoot of his next film, Indian 2 on Friday, January 18th. It’s quite a nice timing for the director to have his most recent film complete 50 days in theaters and immediately begin his next. The recently launched first look of Indian 2 has received a phenomenal response on social media. There is a strong rumour that Akshay Kumar will mark his presence in Indian 2 as well opposite Kamal Haasan; Kajal Aggarwal is the lead heroine.