Mohanlal and Mammootty likely to attend 2.0 teaser launch event!
If there is one film that the whole nation is eagerly looking forward to, then it has to be 2.0, the much talked about sci-fi magnum opus directed by Shankar. With two of Indian cinema’s biggest superstars, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles, the movie has tremendous expectations among the audience. Made on a massive budget of around Rs 450 crores, it is said to be the most expensive film ever made in Indian cinema.
As per latest reports, the makers are planning to organize a grand teaser launch event in Hyderabad in the third week of February. Reports suggest that all leading stars from Indian cinema will be invited for the event. From Malayalam cinema, Mohanlal and Mammootty are most likely to be invited. Some other bigwigs from Bollywood are also expected to grace the occasion.
2.0 is currently in the post-production stage. The pending VFX and animatronic works of 2.0 are currently being handled by various organisations from more than 10 countries. Legacy Effects, Tau Films, Quantum FX, Double Negative and national award-winning VFX supervisor Srinivas Mohan are all involved in the post-production process.
Many internationally renowned technicians are involved in the movie’s technical side. Hollywood stunt choreographer Kenny Bates, best known for his works in films like Transformers, Pearl Harbour and Die Hard, is choreographing the stunts. Oscar winner A R Rahman is composing the music and Resul Pookkutty is in charge of the sound design. Legacy Effects, who have worked in movies like Avengers, Jurassic Park, Iron Man etc are working on the animatronics department.
Inspired by the massive success of movies like Dangal and Baahubali 2, the makers of 2.0 are planning to release the movie in all major Indian languages in addition to Japanese and Chinese versions. 2.0 was initially scheduled for a Pongal release in January but was later pushed to April end. Following the strategy of SS Rajamouli’s historic hit Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, 2.0 is also set for a summer release.
Lyca Productions, the producers of 2.0, have informed that the movie will have a big scale worldwide release in April. Though the exact date has not yet been announced, it is widely speculated that the makers are working towards an April 27 release.