Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 to break Dangal’s record!
2.0, the much awiated sequel to Rajinikanth’s 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, is currently in the post production phase. The movie, directed by Shankar also marks the South Indian debut of Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. British beauty Amy Jackson is playing the female lead in this sci-fi thriller. Lyca Productions is investing a mammoth budget of Rs 450 crores, which is the highest for any Indian film currently under production.
The makers are planning to release the movie in several languages including Chinese. Trade anlayst Ramesh Bala tweeted that the Chinese dubbed version will be releasing in around 10,000-15,000 screens in China alone. This is a phenomenal achievement and a major share of the credit for that should go to Aamir Khan’s Dangal.
The wrestling drama, released earlier this year in China, took the Chinese box office by storm. The movie earned over Rs 1000 crores from the country and stands among the all-time highest grossers in China. The whopping success of Dangal has clearly inspired the makers of 2.0 to release their movie in such a massive scale. 2.0 has already broken Dangal’s record of being the biggest release for an Indian film in China, as the Aamir Khan film was released in only 9000 odd screens.
There is a massive pre-release hype for 2.0. As per reports, the theatre distribution rights of 2.0’s Hindi was sold to a whopping Rs 80 crores. The satellite rights of 2.0 were sold for Rs 110 crore to Zee Television for 15 years time. The makers are also in talks with Amazon Prime and Netflix for the film’s digital rights.
Recently, it was announced that the movie’s audio lauch will be held on October 27 in Dubai. It will be a grand affair with composer AR Rahman’s life performance. The teaser will be released in November and trailer in December.
Shankar has written the movie along with noted writer Jeyamohan. Adil Hussain, Sudhanshu Pandey, Malayali actor Kalabhavan Shajon and Riyaz Khan are also part of the cast. Many internationally acclaimed technicians are involved in the technical side of the movie. It is scheduled to hit screens worldwide in January next year.