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2 0 -2 Point O Telugu Movie Review
Finally, the wait is over as the mega-release of Rajinikanth & Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 has arrived at the theatres and we can't be more excited. Ever since the duo has announced their collaboration, fans have been waiting for this day and we're here with the live audience review, straight from the theatres. The film, which is directed by Shankar, is the second installment of Enthiran/Robot and it also casts Amy Jackson in the key role. Have a look at the review below.
Cast: Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson, Akshay Kumar, and Others
Direction and Screenplay: Shankar
Story: Shankar and Jeyamohan
DOP: Nirav Shah
Music: AR Rahman
Producer: A Subaskaran
Banner: Lyca Productions
Release Date: 29th November 2018
The film begins with the suicide of an old man who hangs himself on top of a cell phone tower. Cut to the next shot, we see a group of robotic students visiting Dr. Vaseegaran's (Rajinikanth) to know about his latest humanoid Nila (Amy Jackson). On their way back, the cell phone of a youngster gets snatched away. In seconds, all the mobile phones in the city vanish into thin air.
The Government officials call for an urgent meet with a group of scientists, senior police officers, and ministers. After thorough research, Vaseegaran suspects the existence of a fifth force and to handle it, he suggests bringing back the dismantled advanced robot Chitti. Although everyone is against Vaseegaran's idea, slowly they have no other option left, but to bring back Chitti.
Vaseegaran along with two robots comes to know that an ornithologist Pakshi Rajan (Akshay Kumar) commits suicide after a losing battle against the system who play an important role in the death of many birds and mobile phone radiation. The rest of the film is all about how Chitti, Vaseegaran, 2.0, Nila and 3.O who is the surprise packet come together to defeat the mighty Pakshi Raja
Rajinikanth digs into this role with his inimitable style and performs with relish. There is even a punchline that he utters after Nila tells him that he is no longer the No 1, that sends fans into a tizzy.
Akshay Kumar is also a solid presence as the antagonist whose heart is in the right place. And the climactic battle between 2.0 and Pakshiraja ensures that we get the bangs we deserved for our bucks.
Amy Jackson gets a solid role to play and she has done with ease, her fit physique has helped her stunt portions look appealing
2.0 is certainly not possible without a strong technical crew behind Shankar. VFX by Srinivas Mohan and Nirav Shah’s camera compliment each other. Mobile phones crawling on the road, trees glowing with phones and a giant bird are sure on par with international standards.
Music director A.R.Rahman’s songs are good and the placements are clean. The background score is remarkable and the composer has invested his full potential by introducing some brand new sounds.
Jayamohan and Karky have penned dialogues that are no way behind late Sujatha’s work in Enthiran.
Lyca Production has bankrolled the movie for over Rs 500 crore. With such grand visual spectacle, the richness is visible in every frame.
The plot of 2.0 feels familiar; in fact too familiar. There is no mystery in the supernatural occurrences that we see on screen, and for the entire first half, we are forced to wait for the mandatory flashback involving Pakshirajan (Akshay Kumar), the ornithologist who is the old man who we saw at the start of the film. Even the flashback doesn't hit us hard emotionally the way similar episodes in the director’s Indian and Gentleman made us feel. There is a distinct sense of just going through the motions in the first half. But, by now, the plot is not what we go to Shankar's films for these days. It is the grand canvas in which this director mounts his oft-told stories that make us look forward to his films. And in 2.0, we get spectacle that is satisfying. In the first half, we get some striking visuals - mobile phones crawling on the road, a forest of glowing phones, a monstrous bird that crackles with energy. There are also visual nods to Hollywood films like Aliens, Terminator 2 and even Ghostbusters.
And yet, despite the entry of Chitti (Rajinikanth), the film seems to be missing a je ne sais quoi. We get an extravagant clash between Chitti and the giant bird, but that's all. Unlike its predecessor, the film doesn't find a way to inject humor and inventiveness into the proceedings. Barring a reference to the famous dialogue from Nayakan, the lines are hardly memorable, and the characters pretty functional. Even the sub-plot involving Dhirendra Bhora (Sudhanshu Pandey), the son of the first film's villain, Dr. Bhora, is underdeveloped.
We recommend that you see 2.O for writer-director Shankar’s visualization, Rajinikanth’s screen presence and an earnest Akshay Kumar. It is exhausting, but this roller-coaster ride should be experienced.
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