For those waiting with bated breath, the teaser of director Shankarâ€™s most awaited 2.0 is now out. The makers had announced a few days ago that the teaser would be released on Thursday in both 3D and 2D.
The teaser begins with birds flying and quickly turns dystopic with cellphones being snatched away from people and flying away. These cell phones metamorphose into different forms, sometimes taking the shape of a giant bird. There are robotic versions of both Amy Jackson and Rajinikanth.
It appears that Chitti, the robot who was dismantled in the first part, is put together again by Vaseegaran to fight the evil. We also see Chitti's characteristic smirk which is a carryover from the first film. The VFX work looks mind-blowing and Akshay Kumar looks like a menacing villain. The background score by AR Rahman maintains Rajini's swag with its tempo.
This VFX extravaganza had over 15 studios from across the globe simultaneously working on different portions. The filmâ€™s release has gone through several delays at different stages, pushing its release date by several months.
In March this year, the filmâ€™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.
According to sources, select members of Lyca telecom â€“ the producers of 2.0 â€“ were invited in London to view the first glimpse of the teaser, and the video that was leaked was through a mobile phone owned by someone at the venue.
Later in June, two pictures from the film were leaked and were widely circulated online. The two pictures showed actors Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson in robot suits. The first one had Amy in a white and black suit, driving what seems to be a truck and the second one had Rajinikanth holding the lopsided vehicle.
2.0 which has been made on a budget of Rs 400 crores, has been produced by Lyca productions. 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, Enthiran, 2.0 will have the Superstar in dual roles â€“ Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti â€“ the Robot. Others in the cast include Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain and Kalabhavan Shajohn.
The film has been scheduled to hit the screens on November 29.