Riding high of the success of Kabali, superstar Rajinikanth will be next seen in the gargantuan project 2.0, a sequel to the blockbuster Tamil film Enthiran.
Recently, 2.0 had a grand first look launch in Mumbai and the posters have already piqued the curiosity quotient among fans.
The movie has been announced to be made on a lavish budget of Rs 350 crores and 2.0 is said to have a huge dose of visual effects. The recently unveiled first look garnered wide response and with the entry of Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar as the lead antagonist, 2.0 have become ever bigger.
The latest update is that the makers raised the budget of 2.0 by Rs 50 crores considering the film’s craze and to enhance the visual effects. The makers revealed that they are taking enough measures to reach the Hollywood standards.
Now, the amount has a clear margin from Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali 2 that was touted to be the costliest Indian movie, at a budget of Rs 250 crore.
VFX designer of 2.0 V Srinivas Mohan, who worked on both Baahubali and Enthiran, says that 2.0 will have the best VFX effects ever. The film also packs some action-heavy sequences as Hollywood stunt choreographer Kenny Bates was roped in to worked closely with the 2.0 crew. Kenny is known for blockbuster Hollywood flicks like Pearl Harbour, Transformers and Die Hard.
Speaking about the film, Raju Murugan, who is the creative head of Lyca Productions was quoted by The Hindu as saying, "Considering that the film has received a tremendous buzz, we have decided to make sure that the film really measures up to Hollywood standards. We are spending more money to enhance the visual effects of the film."
Akshay Kumar plays an antagonist Dr. Richard, an ornithologist in the film.
Directed by Shankar, the film also stars Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in pivotal roles. The film will release in 6 -Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English, Japanese and Chinese.
The film has music by Academy Award winner AR Rahman and slated to release on Diwali next year.
2.0 is still not the costliest film in Asia as it was touted to be. China’s forthcoming epic fantasy film, Asura tops the rank with a budget of $100 million, that is close to Rs 600 crore.