The film 2.0, starring Rajinikanth as the endearing Robot and Akshay Kumar as the mean villain was slated for a 2017 release. But thanks to delay in VFX process, the film got postponed to 2018. However, there is no clarity as yet on when the film will be releasing. After a grand music launch in Dubai last year, there has been no update from the makers about the release of the film. However, there is something brewing and we cannot wait to know what the team 2.0 has in store for us.
An update on Lyca Productions has us excited. The production house is bankrolling director Shankar’s project and their recent post on Instagram said, “Lyca Productions heads to Mumbai for 2.0.” The post was initially shared by Nish Niruthan, movie production head, at Lyca. This has fans guessing on what brings team 2.0 to Mumbai. Is is a grand audio launch in Hindi or a teaser launch at a grand event in the city?
Incidentally, Lyca is also handling Kaala and there has been no release date to that as well since the Telugu Film Producer Council’s strike. Chances are that even if the 2.0 teaser or trailer is launched anytime soon, we will not have the release date since the makers would want to first release Rajinikath’s gangster film Kaala Kaarikalan and then come out with 2.0. However, there have been rumours that the film will release during Diwali 2018, clashing with Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan.
It can be recalled that early March, a rough cut of the 2.0 teaser was leaked online. The clip which was a little over a minute, seemed to be shot using a mobile phone. 2.0 is the sequel to the multi-lingual science fiction film Enthiran (2010) that starred Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as his leading lady.