2.0 A Visual Brilliance By Shankar
Shankar is one filmmaker who is known for films like Indian, Robot, Nayak and Aparichit, those who have witnessed his earlier works are already expecting 2.0 to be one of the giant blockbusters of Indian Cinema. 2.0 is a sequel of Robot which was released in 2010 and it was one of a kind film that released in India, before Bahubali. 2.0 stars the mega-star Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is playing the antagonist in the film. It is said to be the most expensive film costing around 550 crores that has ever released in India. Let’s see what the Shankar-Rajini duo has in store for their viewers and fans.
2.0 revolves around the havoc created after the suicide of Pakchhi Rajan (Akshay Kumar) after hanging himself on a mobile tower. Immediately after 2 days of Rajan’s suicide cell-phones start to fly away from the hands of users, from the shops and every place where there’s any cell phone active. This comes in to Vasikaran’s (Rajinikanth) knowledge and he suggests that Chitti (Robo-version of Rajini) is the perfect fit to bring down this so called Bird-Man who is killing many high profile personalities. Soon Chitti comes out from the research museum to streets and starts saving the mankind by fighting the Bird-Man. But by tricking Vasikaran, Bird-Man dismantles Chitti after a huge clash. What happens next is what 2.0 is all about.
2.0 is remarkable piece of work by Shankar. The screenplay, execution, sequences, animation, VFX effects and the entire arena created by Shankar is fantabulous. 2.0 is one film which flawlessly takes the standards of Indian films higher than anyone could have expected. It is one of the finest films in terms of VFX and animation that is made by any Indian filmmaker. 2.0 should only be watched in cinema and that too in 3D – it’s a movie that fully justifies why over 500 crores are spent on it.
Movie review: 2.0
In Sci-fi films there is no much space for performances, most of the films based on this genre are glorified on their visual effects, action sequences and graphics – 2.0 is no different. It engages the audience, keeps its audience on the edge of their seats and effortlessly manages to impress its viewers. Rajinikanth plays multiple characters in 2.0, from Vasikaran to Chitti and from 2.0 to 3.0; Rajnikanth looks amazing in every avatar he is shown in the movie.
Akshay Kumar oozes terror and negative energy. A few of Akshay Kumar’s scenes are fantastic, especially the one where he brawls with Vasikaran. This must have been a very challenging and demanding character for Akshay Kumar as he is mostly seen with prosthetics and it’s very difficult to bring out actual expressions when one’s skin is overdone with the make-up but Akshay impresses big-time as the evil-bird.
There are many scenes in 2.0 which amaze and surprise the audience sitting in the cinema hall becaue of the fine detailing and the way they are executed. The climax is mind blowing for those whose who appreciate visual effects’ integration in films.
In totality, 2.0 is an amazing film to watch, it is brilliantly made by Shankar and everyone in the film religiously follows their part. Adil Hussain, Sudanshu Pandey and Amy Jackson are all effective in their characters.
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