|Movie Name||Robo 2.0|
|Movie Cast||Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson|
|Music Director||AR Rahman|
|Release Date||November 29, 2018|
There are a very few filmmakers in South Indian Film Industries whose name is like a brand for the films and Shankar is definitely one of them whose films are humongous in terms of scaling and buzz irrespective of the actors. We got to witness his sci-fi action entertainer in 2010 with Robo starring Rajinikanth and after a period of eight years, now in 2018, the Rajini – Shankar duo is back with the sequel of that blockbuster film. This film is very huge in terms of budget and its making. Made over an estimated budget of 500 crores, this film has Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar as an antagonist. Bookings of this film have set unprecedented records on digital platforms. Let’s see how it works on us as it is releasing into theatres today.
Chennai city succumbs to a life-threatening problem which is started by the missing of every mobile phone in the city. It is followed by the brutal killings of a Telecom company owner, a large networked mobile vendor and a minister of Telecom industry. It fears topmost politicians for their life and they get the army to tackle the situation and to find a solution to this problem by restoring mobile networks and mobiles. Even the army fails to destroy the force and only Chitti who was dismantled by a court order for the mass destruction is the hope. Dr Vaseekaran (Rajinikanth) agrees to make Chitti alive again. How Vaseekaran with the help of Chitti and Humanoid Vennela (Amy Jackson) destroy that negative force?
Cast and performance
Rajinikanth has done a superb job in his different variations and it gives us a lot if high to watch his antics on screen in 3D. Akshay Kumar has a very limited scope to perform but he nailed it when given a chance. Amy Jackson is good as humanoid Vennela. Adil Hussain is nice in the role of a minister. All other actors performed well to the extent of their given roles.
The Story of 2.0 is simple but thought-provoking. Screenplay written by Shankar Shanmugam is fairly good but not fully engaging. Dialogues are good.
Songs composed by A.R.Rahman are nice, though the movie does not have songs to disturb the flow. The background score he composed for this movie is superb which is very well supported by sound design by Resul Pookutty. Cinematography by Nirav Shah is fantastic. His visuals supported the believability of VFX. Editor Anthony has done an okayish work. Action Sequences are very well composed. The art department has done superb work. Production values of Lyca Productions are super rich.
Fun generated in the last 30 mins
Thought provoking story
The story of 2.0 revolves around mobiles and its networks which is killing birds which in turn has become a threat to humanity. Writer and Director Shankar have to be applauded for making such a relevant story into a movie with the Superstar. He succeeded in conceiving an interesting plot but failed in engaging the audience with the screenplay. The first half of the movie takes to set the plot up and second half bores for a lot of time. When everyone thinks that the movie is finished, the story begins again and this time it gives us ticket worthy entertainment. The VFX of Chitti character seems like an animated character in the long shots of introduction scenes. To sum up, a need of the hour story made with two superstars of Indian cinema by a visionary director is what brings people to theatres and they give us a film to watch happily this weekend.