Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya reviews 2.0, calls Akshay Kumar starrer ‘out of this world’. Here are early reactions

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 is here. Early responses from the audience show that the sci-fi film, reportedly made at a budget of Rs 550 crores, has been received well. Read audience reviews here.

regional movies Updated: Nov 29, 2018 12:17 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Akshay Kumar makes his Tamil debut with Rajinikanth’s 2.0.(Twitter)

The much-awaited Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 is here. The sci-fi film, which tells the tale of a clash between good and evil, released on Thursday in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and Malayalam. The early audience reviews indicate that it is a visual extravaganza with some adding that the social message is good as well.

Leading the bandwagon was, of course, Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya who tweeted on Wednesday night: “OH MY GOD 2.0 IS OUT OF THIS WORLD!”

Deep into the night, Rajinikanth himself took to Twitter to wish the film well and wrote: “Three cheers to team #2.0 .... The magnificent day has arrived !!”

Fans seem to have loved the VFX and 3D with some calling it a cinematic spectacle.

Pakshi Raju is completely taken in by the spectacle. “#2point0 Blockbuster..Very good 1st Half and Excellent 2nd Half.. Climax is Awestruck!! #3Point0 @shankarshanmugh.”

Arijit Sarkar wrote: “#2Point0 Just finished watching.... Amazing visual effect..above average storyline and Super Star Rajni 2Hr40 min spectacle was a treat to WATCH.”

However, few discerning ones, while lauding the special effects did mention a thing or two about the emotional arc of the character, particularly that of Akshay Kumar’s Dr Richard and some bits about Shankar’s direction.

Ankit Yadav thought Akshay Kumar’s needed to be given an “emotional tribute”. “done with #2Point0..great movie just one thing end could have been better by giving more emotional tribute to akshay kumars character as it was his fight for right cause..go watch it.”

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh declared the film a blockbuster. He wrote: “#OneWordReview… #2Point0: BLOCKBUSTER. Rating: 5 stars #2Point0 is a cinematic marvel... This has style with substance... Director Shankar is a visionary... He hits the ball out of the park this time... Akshay Kumar is FANTASTIC, while Rajinikanth is THE BOSS... SALUTE!”

Reports suggest that the first show in Chennai was at 4:30 am and like it is always the case, fans of the Tamil superstar were in the mood to celebrate. Cutouts of Rajinikanth in his Chitti avatar were garlanded and milk poured over them. In another display of fan loyalty, some fans took out a decorated rath (chariot) with Rajinikanth’s cutout. Posters and festoons were spotted outside many cinema halls.

Starring Rajinikanth, Akshay and Amy Jackson, 2.0 is a sequel to Shankar’s 2010 hit film Enthiran. Rajinikanth as Dr Vaseegaran has to stand up to a challenge as an evil dark force (Fifth Force) casts its shadow over the world by scientist-turn-evil-incarnate Dr Richard. It uses mobile phones to wreak havoc on unsuspecting public. Dr Vaseegaran must act fast; he reboots his wonder robot, Chitti, who then takes on Dr Richard’s crowman.

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First Published: Nov 29, 2018 12:15 IST