2.0 Movie details
- Directed by: S.Shankar
- Actors: Superstar Rajnikanth, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain, Sudhanshu Pandey
- Produced by: A. Subhaskaran
- Written by: Shankar, B. Jeyamohan, Madhan Karky
- Music by: A.R.Rahman
- Banner: Lyca Productions
- Budget: Rs. 543 Crore
As shown in Enthiran, the franchise’s first part, Chitti, the humanoid resembling the face of his creator was dismantled due to havoc and destruction he caused. In the 2.0, the following standalone sequel, Dr. Vaseegaran, the genius scientist has created new humanoid Nila which can understand human feelings better as believed by the doctor himself. The story takes an astonishing turn around when suddenly, the cell phones in the city start to disappear from everywhere. A giant bird-like appears accordingly and creates panic in the city causing destruction all over. Dr. Vaseegaran believes it to be the fifth element force and decides to get Chitti back in action after several hurdles.
When Vaseegaran traces the location of missing cellphones outskirt the city with the help of newly reloaded Chitti and Nila he finds that it’s not actually the fifth force but an aura of human force and dead birds led by late professor Pakshi Rajan, an ornithologist. The aura-soul of Pakshi Rajan narrates his story to Dr. Vaseegaran of how he fought legal cases against those mobile cellphones and telecom companies responsible for birds’ death and he failed and tried to make people aware of hazardous frequencies of mobile phone towers that are killing the avian population and yet again he failed.
The film thus follows the conflict between Chitti, the once dismantled humanoid robot, and Pakshi Rajan, an ornithologist who seeks vengeance on the cellphones and telecom companies and its users to prevent avian population decline.
The movie 2.0, the standalone sequel of 2010 Enthiran is technically one of the most superior quality movies ever made in India. The VFX is really at par with Hollywood though I believe the climax scene i.e., the final fight between Chitti and Pakshi Rajan could have been more enhanced. Experiencing this movie in 3D has given the Indian audiences hope for better future VFX-superhero film. So far as the story is concerned, the climax scene needed some improvements.
Characters don’t develop properly due to the final punch in the climax scene as Chitti was seen blackmailing Pakshi Rajan. This is not digestible from a movie of this sort. Superstar Rajnikanth is always at his best, but for me, the real hero in the movie was Pakshi Rajan played Akshay Kumar. He did a magnificent job of delivering what the character really demanded. Amy Jackson’s character ‘Nila’ did what is expected from her. The movie has shown Shankar’s futuristic farsightedness and has paved a path for superior Indian VFX movie in the upcoming future.
Rating: 4 Stars out of 5.