The Oscar-winning music composer AR Rahman is the music director for the upcoming magnum opus 2.0. Directed by S Shankar, the film has the Superstar Rajinikanth playing the lead role with the Bollywood star Akshay Kumar playing the antagonist.
In a recent interview to Rajiv Masand, AR Rahman had vouched that the climax segment of 2.0 is just incredible and fans would certainly love it. He was also full of praises for the director for holding on to the project despite the delay in post-production work.
AR Rahman lauded the director for being the Iron Man, making no compromises whatsoever where his films are concerned. He also revealed to have watched one of the songs in the film without any CG and pointed out that it was simply mind-blowing.
Touted to be science fiction, 2.0 is slated to hit the screens on 29 November 2018. The film was originally slated for release 2017 Diwali. It was postponed after the makers claimed that they needed more time to do full justice visual effects in the film. As many as eleven VFX studios around the world are working on the film. The film marks the southern debut of Akshay Kumar, who plays the antagonist. Akshay plays a scientist who turns into a bird-man after an experiment goes awry.
The filmâ€™s technical crew, besides AR Rahman for music, comprise of Nirav Shah for cinematography, Resul Pookutty for sound editing, Mary E Vogt for costume designing and Anthony doing the editing.
Starring Amy Jackson as the female lead, 2.0â€™s star cast also includes Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn, and Riyaz Khan. The filmâ€™s pre-release business has been good considering the fact that its satellite rights have been bagged by Zee Network for Rs 110 crores and the other rights fetching the filmmakers another Rs. 90 crores totaling to Rs 200 crores.
Made on a huge budget of Rs 450 crores and recently it was rumored that the makers are spending about Rs 100 crores more to ensure that the final results are on par with international films.
2.0 is bankrolled by A Subashkaran under his banner Lyca Productions. It is touted to be the costliest film to be ever made in the history of Indian cinema till date.
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