|Cast:||Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson|
|Directed by:||Shankar Shanmugham|
|Produced by:||Lyca Productions|
|Music by:||AR Rahman|
|Release Date:||29 November, 2018|
2.0 - Story
Chennai city succumbs to a life-threatening problem which is started by the missing of every mobile phone in the city. It is followed by the brutal killings of a Telecom company owner, a large networked mobile vendor and a minister of Telecom industry. It fears topmost politicians for their life and they get the army to tackle the situation and to find a solution to this problem by restoring mobile networks and mobiles. Even the army fails to destroy the force and only Chitti who was dismantled by a court order for the mass destruction is the hope. Dr Vaseekaran (Rajinikanth) agrees to make Chitti alive again. How Vaseekaran with the help of Chitti and Humanoid Vennela (Amy Jackson) destroy that negative force?
2.0 - Star Performance
Rajinikanth as scientist is limited to a chair, as Chitti he is behind the Robo makeup. So, performance wise he offers nothing much in this film. Amy is a humanoid and same story – no scope for performance. Akshay Kumar as ornithologist got a good role, he performed well in those flashback scenes. Remaining there are not many characters, this film is all about VFX work.
2.0 - Technical Team
2.0 is packed with a technical brilliance that it is very hard to put everything here. A R Rahman proves why he is a masterclass as he breathes life into the background score. Every character has a different sounding and the manner in which the thrills are elevated is something else. Camera work is astonishing as the cell phone turning into a bird or the manner in which the a scientific effect is created is top notch. The production design of the film is just world class. Be it the lavish sets that have been laid or the whole scientific setup that has been put up, everything is just mind-blowing.
The VFX used in the climax is just out of this world and proves that Indian cinema is not behind Hollywood films and their standards. Editing is perfect and so is the Telugu dubbing done. The costumes selected for Rajini and Akshay are futuristic and create a wow effect for the audience. Coming to the director Shankar, he has once again proved that there is no one better than him who can deliver such a visible spectacle along with a social message. The manner in which he has made a cell phone the key element in the film and played around it with superb VFX and engaging narration makes this film an adrenaline pumping experience for the viewers.
2.0 - Analysis
Shankar and team delivered a Box-office winner in the form of ‘2.0’. First half is pretty average, second half is good AND last 30 minutes is VFX Extravaganza! Story wise there is not much to rave about and Shankar’s mark in effectiveness is gone missing. Emotional connect is limited, good in the Birdman (Akshay) ‘s flashback which is the crux of the film. Overall, you may watch it for its big-ticket action episodes. 2.0
2.0 - Trailer