He is back. This time around, Chitti is reloaded and primed to confront a force that is out to eliminate mobile phones and cellular transmission towers from Tamil Nadu. The battle between good and evil, between nature and technology, plays out over two and a half hours.
One of the highly anticipated movies to come out this year, Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth’s futuristic sci-fi film ‘2.0’ was released worldwide including Pakistan on Thursday.
The movie that is a sequel to previously released famed movie Enthiran is touted as the move expensive movie to come out of Bollywood till date.
2.0 has opened to mixed reviews. The audience, it seems, has enjoyed watching the first half of the movie, however, has stated that the latter half is underwhelming.
The movie features the famous, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar in a villainous role and, Amy Jackson domestic female robot. The movie is directed by S.Shankar
Nonetheless, the critics have an opinion that 2.0 is worth all the money that has gone into its making.
So, is the most expensive Indian film ever mounted worth all the money that has been sunk into it? It looks and sounds great for the most part. It whizzes by thanks to the breathless action and the dazzling VFX. 2.0, however, would have been a far greater film had the screenplay dared to go beyond the known tricks of the genre. There is a hint of a romantic entanglement between Chitti and Nila, both of whom are capable of feeling and expressing love.
The right-versus-wrong tropes that 2.0 employs are trite, but the battle at the heart of the film – it pits a warped model of development against the need for ecological conservation in a no-holds-barred fantasy – has moments that are thought-provoking and entertaining at once. But even for Rajnikanth, pulling this erratic, messy epic out of the fire is no cakewalk. He comes pretty close. Watch 2.0 for its scale and ambition, if not for the superstar who can do no wrong.