The trailer for the much awaited 2.0 was released on Saturday, amidst much fanfare, at a launch event at Chennai’s Sathyam Cinemas. The film was shot in 3D. The trailer was shown at the launch event in 3D, along with 4D sound technology.
Birds are seen flying, and as the trailer shows us how we are slaves to technology, it quickly turns dystopic. Phones are snatched out of people’s hands, including Dr Vaseegaran’s. As mobiles phones disappear from the entire city into the air, chaos ensues. A big bird is seen flying over, covering the city in its shadows and destroying property. We are then introduced to Akshay Kumar, an evil force of mobile phones, calling each mobile phone owner, a murderer. When a man wakes up to realise that his floor and walls are made of phones, Chitti, the robot is the superpower, and we are introduced to Chitti reloaded, Version 2.0. Chitti and the evil shape-shifting force come face to face in a football field, as an army of phone soldiers try to take over, and take on an army of Chitti robots.
The audio of one of the film’s songs, Pullinangaal, was also released at the event. Penned by lyricist Na Muthukumar, it’s one of the last songs he wrote. The video for Indiralogathu Sundari was also released at the event.
2.0 which has been made on a mammoth budget of Rs 600 crores, has been produced by Lyca Productions. Being the sequel to the 2010 hit film, Enthiran, 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.
The film is scheduled to hit the screens on November 29.The film’s teaser released on September 13. In March this year, the film’s teaser was leaked online by someone who had filmed it at a special screening in London and released it online. The teaser immediately went viral online. The film, made in Tamil, will also simultaneously release in Telugu and Hindi.
This VFX extravaganza had over 15 studios from across the globe simultaneously working on different portions. The film’s release has gone through several delays at different stages, pushing its release date by several months. AR Rahman composed the songs for the background score by him AR Rahman and Qutub-E-Kripa.
Watch the trailer here: