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After a prolonged delay during post production, director Shankar took to Twitter to announce the date of release of 2.0.

The much awaited release date for Rajinikanth’s 2.0 has been announced.

Taking to Twitter late on Tuesday evening, director Shankar wrote, “Hi everyone.. atlast the vfx companies promised the final delivery date of the vfx shots. The movie will release on nov 29th 2018.”

While the shooting had reportedly concluded in October last year, there was a delay on account of post production work. Over 15 studios from across the globe are simultaneously working on different portions of the film.

In January, shortly after launching his political career, Rajinikanth told fans, “2.0 would be a talked-about film in Indian cinema. How the SS Vasan directed Chandralekha, which was released in 1944, turned out to be a blockbuster, 2.0 will have the same kind of reach and talk. It is all because of the content.”

Directed by Shankar, 2.0 stars Rajinikanth in the lead role with Amy Jackson playing his pair. Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is playing the main villain in this sci-fi thriller. Being the sequel to the 2010 hit film, Endhiran, 2.0 will have the Superstar in dual roles – Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti – the Robot. Others in the cast include Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain and Kalabhavan Shajohn.

Made on a very huge budget, somewhere close to Rs.450 crore, the film is being bankrolled by Subaskaran Allirajah under his home banner Lyca Productions. 

With a strong technical crew comprising the Oscar winning music director AR Rahman, cinematographer Nirav Shah and editor Anthony, the film has been written by Shankar and Jeyamohan. 

2.0 would be Rajinikanth’s second film after his entry into politics. Kaala, directed by Pa Ranjith, released in June and was politically laden in its messaging.