India’s biggest sci fi opus 2.0 starring superstar Rajnikanth and Akshay Kumar seems to be taking clue from Ajay Devgn starrer GOLMAAL AGAIN and Prabhas BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION!!.
The sequel to director Shankar’s super hit ROBOT (ENTHIRAN in Tamil) is delaying its release and increasing the pulse rate of fans all over. The movie was first expected to be the grand Diwali bonanza for the year 2017 but got pushed to January 26 2018 as the biggest republic day attraction and a possible clash with Akshay Kumar’s PADMAN. However, sense prevailed and PADMAN got a global release on 26 January 2018 while 2.0 got pushed further to April 2018.
While speculations about the delay range from unfinished post production work, special effects etc, the market is sensing a calculated move by the makers to cash on the maximum on day one.
Following the path with S.S. Rajamouli’s spectacular modern day epic that raised the bar and opened the eyes of many - BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION, the most awaited sequel to the cult modern day epic BAAHUBALI : THE BEGINNING starring Prabhas and Rana Duggabatti in lead, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0 will release on April 14 on the occasion of Tamil New Year.
BAAHUBALI 2 got released in April end and the Hindi version only collected a whooping 40 cores on day one. The examination season after Mid April starts getting over and families are in the mood to enjoy and have fun. Plus the festival occasion powers them with money backed by willingness to spend. The collections of Ajay Devgn starrer GOLMAAL AGAIN on Friday 20th October ( a whooping 30 crores) underlies the fact that holidays backed by money strength and the willingness to spend set the audience in the mood’ and 2.0 is opening the gate for the audience on that auspicious date considering the popularity of the one and only Rajinikanth down south and the occasion of New Year (GOLMAAL AGAIN was released on new year), the collections on day one is expected to be mind boggling.
Produced by Lyca Productions, 2.0 is a science fiction directed by Shankar, Amy Jackson is the female lead while A.R. Rahman is the music director.