Shankar's science-fiction extravaganza, 2.0, has set the cash registers on fire as it has grossed over Rs 500 crore worldwide as it completes its first week of run in cinemas.
Produced by Subaskaran Allirajah under his banner Lyca Productions, 2.0 was made on a massive budget of Rs 543 crores. It is the most expensive film to be made in India till date. The film's high budget has resulted in it opening to packed houses worldwide on November 29 and in Kerala alone it was screened in 458 screens.
In addition to having broken box-office records, 2.0 is doing exceptionally well at the theatres with good reviews as well. Written and directed by Shankar, the film stars Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson as the lead pair with Bollywood star Akshay Kumar playing the baddie. Those in the supporting roles include Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn, and Riyaz Khan.
Malayalam actor Kalabhavan Shajohn made his debut in the Tamil film industry with the Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 and has been receiving a positive response for his acting.
He was seen as a politician in the magnum opus. Known for making his entry into the film industry with comedy roles, Kalabhavan Shajohn became a character artiste later on bagging some of the best performance-oriented roles. His role as a minister in 2.0 is being well appreciated by the film buffs.
With many acting assignments, Kalabhavan Shajohn is all set to make his directorial debut next year. He will be wielding the megaphone for Brothersâ€™ Day which will have Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead role.
2.0's technical crew comprises of AR Rahman for songs with the background score done by himself and Qutub-E-Kripa, Nirav Shah for camera and Anthony for editing. 2.0 is a sci-fi thriller that has Rajinikanth as Dr Vaseegaran, Chitti and Kutty Chitti and Amy Jackson as Nila. The main antagonist in the film is Bollywood star Akshay Kumar who appears as Pakshi Rajan.
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