Robot 2.0 is an upcoming Indian bilingual science fiction film, shot in Tamil and Hindi languages, and directed by S. Shankar. A sequel to his Tamil film Enthiran (2010), the film will feature Rajnikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles.The film is produced by Subaskaran Allirajah of Lyca Productions, the film is expected to have the biggest budget in the history of Indian cinema. The film’s is budget 3.5 billion (US$52 million).Titled 2.0, the film consequently began its first schedule with shooting held on 16 December 2015. The film is schedule to release in theaters in 2017. A spiritual successor to the 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, the film will feature Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson.The soundtrack album will be composed by A. R. Rahman while cinematography, editing and production design are handled by Nirav Shah, Anthony and T. Muthuraj respectively. The film will be released in three languages: Tamil, Hindi and Telugu
The cast of the movie includes Rajinikanth as Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, Akshay Kumar as Dr. Richard. A Character is described a scientist whose “experiments goes wrong and loses his appearance”, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey as Son of Dr. Bohra and Adil Hussain. The commercial success of Enthiran (2010) prompted the makers of the film to immediately consider making a sequel and by March 2011, the original film's cinematographer, Rathnavelu revealed that initial pre-production work on a second part had begun with the same technical team. S. Shankar, the director of Enthiran, moved on to work on Nanban (2012) and I (2015) and plans to reunite with the same producers as the original was dropped, with Shankar revealing that he was unsure if the film "will happen at all" during an interview in 2014 While finishing the production of I, Shankar drafted the scripts of three more feature films, including that of a sequel to Enthiran. Jeyamohan finished work on the script of the film in September 2015 and revealed that the story would be a direct continuation from the 2010 film, with filming only set to start following the completion of Rajinikanth's commitments in Kabali(2016). The original film's dialogue writer, MadhanKarky, helped Jeyamohan on some of the more technical dialogues in the script. A press release coinciding with the start of the film's shoot, also revealed that ResulPookutty would handle sound designing, Legacy Effects would take care of animatronics work and that Mary E. Vogt would design special costumes. Stunt choreographer Kenny Bates and visual effects specialists John Hughes and Walt Jones were also signed to work on the film.In June 2016, the film's sound engineer ResulPookutty revealed during the midst of production that the film will not serve as a sequel to Enthiran, rather a spiritual successor.
Akshay Kumar began shooting for the film in Chennai at the beginning of March 2016 and took part in a schedule held at the EVP Film City studio in Chennai. A set of a mobile phone store was erected at the location, while night scenes involving robotic equipment and military tanks were also canned. The team subsequently moved to Delhi to hold a forty five day schedule, continuing on from the same scenes with military tanks that were shot in Chennai. Subsequently, the team filmed sequences at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium depicting an Indian Super League match between Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC, with hundreds of junior artistes recruited to act as supporters. Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan visited the film's set at the stadium with the media reporting that the pair were set to make cameo appearances, though the claim was later denied by the team. Rajinikanth then joined the team in Delhi at the end of March to continue shooting for the project, with the climax sequences being filmed. Action scenes involving robotic equipment was filmed throughout early April in Delhi, with cinematographer Nirav Shah using helicams to capture sequences involving the three lead actors. Titled 2.0, the film consequently began its first schedule with shooting held on 16 December 2015. The film is schedule to release in theaters in 2017.