Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Director: S Shankar
2.0 is released and it won’t be an understatement to say that the entire country has been waiting for this astonishment to unfold in the theatres. It continues the journey of Chitti from the film Enthiran but this time he is challenged by a villain played by Akshay Kumar.
The film begins with an old man committing suicide from atop a mobile phone tower. Its when we are then introduced to scientist, Dr Vasigaran (Rajinikanth) and his now assistant Nila (Amy Jackson), a humanoid robot. Soon, mobile phones start flying from everywhere and out of everyone’s hands, and Vasigaran is called in to investigate this bizzare occurrence. The scientist is forced to bring back Chitti (Rajinikanth) when a giant bird, made up of mobile phones, starts attacking the city.
The movie is basically a debate between the good and the evil. It not only covers all the aspects which humans are facing today but also covers what nature is facing today because of us, humans. The main motto pressurized here is that we are destroying ourselves and our nature and its a high time!
The movie is the most expensive movie in Indian cinema and the movie is a proof to it. Its without a doubt one of the finest VFX outputs our nation has ever seen.
To see Rajinikanth in multiple avatars is in itself a treat for his fans. He has delivered an immaculate performance as Dr Vasigaran, Chitti and 2.0. He keeps proving that age is no bar. In addition to these three roles, there is another surprise in the film; for which you have to go and watch the movie. Who knows the next movie would have that surprise element as its main lead?
Akshay Kumar proves himself to be a marvellous performer every time he comes on the screen. Every film he does has a very important and deep meaning attached to it. His role in 2.0 is the central character around whom the conflict is based. He has alarming avatar in the movie, but his acting still robs our heart! There is a flashback portion to ornithologist professor Pakshi Raja on why he became what he became. The entire portion was well shot, and is adeptly done by Akshay Kumar. Amy Jackson as a robot is quite impressive. She has limited dialogues which she presents neatly.
AR Rahman aces his work in the film, as always. The songs are used as montage sequences.
Shankar’s little touches here and there in the film address much-needed topics such as politics, corruption and ecological imbalance. His theme of good vs evil sends a strong message to the society which every age group should understand. Although the story becomes quite predictable after intermission, the director has taken care to add few surprise elements here and there. You can’t afford to blink your eyes too much. The climax scene includes glorious VFX like the various formations.
Cinespeaks Verdict: This movie manages to fall under various categories like- ‘must watch film’, ‘best VFX India has ever seen’ and ‘ crucial and deep message sent to the audience’. And watching the collab of two superstars in a same movie is mind-blowing.
WRITTEN BY: RUJUTA THETE
Cinespeaks gives 3.5 stars.