From the time you put on your 3D glasses to the time you remove them at the end of the movie you will be overwhelmed by the BEST 3D made in India. Remember waiting for post-credit scenes in Marvel movies and playing the game of spotting Indians in VFX team and later on while walking out of the theatre wondering why can’t we make such awesome 3D movies over here. Your prayers have been answered by SUPERSTAR RAJNI’s magnum-opus.
Pakshi Raja (Akshay Kumar) is Ornithologist who is obsessed about his fight against cellphone companies and cellphone users in order to protect birds. Pakshi Raja gains power and uses people’s cellphone to threaten to not use them. Dr. Vassegaran (Rajinikanth) seeks the help of Chitti (Rajinikanth) to stop Pakshi Raja.
If you’re a Rajinikanth fan than 2.0 is tailor-made for you as there are 100’s of Rajini’s in this film as they shape-shift in action sequences. Rajinikanth does all his hook moves but this time in a way never done before and that is when even the most civilized theatre-goers will whistle-podu, hoot and clap. Rajinikanth does most of the heavy lifting in the movie, sometimes in VFX sometimes for real.
Akshay Kumar who plays the villain Pakshi Raja makes his 1st impactful appearance in the 2nd half and although his character’s backstory is weak, his role play flies high with flying colors. Amy Jackson does her part brilliantly and she has 2-3 funny scenes, but she doesn’t have much to do. Aishwariya Rai Bachchan’s voice makes a special appearance thrice.
Remember Shankar’s Nayak: The Real Hero which was against the corrupt system and his Robot which was against mankind’s overdependency on technology this too is against the something which is deteriorating our society; 2.0 is about our over-dependence on our cell phones (which film makes us realize through hilarious montages) and our ignorance about the effects it has on the nature and in the case of 2.0 effects on birds. The film drops truth bombs from our society like in a scene where Pakshiraja is arguing with people who are building a signal tower near his bird sanctuary to this the employee answers “Signal tower toh laga rahe hai kaunsa Nuclear plant laga rahe hai”. The film is filled with such anecdotes. Anecdotes some people might miss but those who are keen listeners will love them. The script is not as strong as Robot but all the aforementioned things make up for it.
The 3D is the finest produced by an Indian Film. The VFX is also pleasant to look at except for that bird (you will know when you see it). VFX supervisor Srinivas Mohan, sound specialist Resul Pookutty, cinematographer Nirav Shah and editor Antony have succeeded to provide us with a wonderful cinema experience. Around 50 percent of the film has stunning visual effects and has been shot using 3D format. It must be watched in 3D to enjoy it to your hearts contempt.
Top Secret: Don’t leave your chairs early because the movie has a post credit scene.
Rajnikanth shows why he is not in the race of who is number 1 and number 2 as he is the ONLY ONE.
We give 2.0 3.5 stars with a Rajinikanth’s goggle-wearing-cigarette-to-mouth-style kink.
From the time you put on your 3D glasses to the time you remove them at the end of the movie you will be overwhelmed by the BEST 3D made in India. R...3.5