2.0: Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar sci-fi magnum opus sees packed halls, celebratory rituals in early morning shows

FP Staff

Nov 29, 2018 10:06:45 IST

Shankar's highly anticipated sci-fi directorial 2.0, with Rajinikanth, in the lead has finally hit the theatres. The sequel to Enthiran (2010) will see Chitti battle Bollywood's 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar. Amy Jackson also plays a pivotal role in the film.

Rajinikanth in 2.0. YouTube

Rajinikanth in 2.0. YouTube

Made on a mammoth budget of almost Rs 600 crore, the film has already grossed over Rs 350 crore in pre-sale, writes Moneycontrol. 2.0 has managed to secure the widest Indian film theatrical release, beating Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.

The Indian Express reports that enthusiastic fans lined up shows as early as 4 am and theatres were packed. According to Times of India, a firm in Tamil Nadu declared 29 November an official holiday and sponsored its employees tickets.

Early reactions have also hit social media with users claiming it to be at par with Hollywood films. Fans heaped praises for Rajinikanth's acting, the direction and VFX effects.

 

Every screening of 2.0, from South India to Mumbai was preceded by celebrations, with fans gathering to dance, burst crackers and offer prayers to a 'Rajini-rath'.

 

(Also Read: 2.0 movie review: Shankar's story is pedestrian; but VFX, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar carry the day)

Updated Date: Nov 29, 2018 11:49:05 IST