Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Duration: 2 hrs 24 mins
This week saw the release of much-awaited Sci-Fi movie 2.0 starring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in lead role. The movie is a sequel of 2010 film Enthiran. Directed by Shankar, the movie features Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson. The soundtrack is composed by legendary musician A. R. Rahman while the lyrics are written by Madhan Karky and Na. Muthukumar.
The plot of the movie revolves around Pakshirajan (Akshay Kumar), the ornithologist who crosses over to the dark side and creates havoc in the city. Dr. Vaseegaran(Rajinikanth) comes forward to tackle the situation. After having failed the team decided to take help of Chitti(Rajinikanth) who was dismantled in the first part. The new robot Chitti matches the power of the supervillain and relives the city from his clutches. The movie saw a grand opening with viewers thronging to theatres across the country. The film critics also seemed amused while giving the ratings. Let's find out the ratings it got in various media channels.
Average combined rating of all critics: 3/5
The Times of India: 3.0/5
As he did in the first film, Rajinikanth digs into this role with his inimitable style and performs with relish. There is even a self-referential 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. Read More
It all begins on a good note—fantastic 3D, probably the best in an Indian film till date, humour as popular in Tamil films and a distinct tone. You look for high points before reaching that one final noisy assault, which has the power to make or break a science fiction action film. However, you never get there as everything is served cold without much motivation or justification. Read More
Hindustan Times: 3.5/5
No dice. Director Shankar has unfettered visual imagination and unconventional thinking, but despite well-meaning ideas at the core of his stories, his cinema only flirts with relevance instead of committing to it. Read More
India Today: 3/5
The sci-fi film is interesting in parts and does stay relevant despite the gap in between the beginning of its filming and its release date (2.0 began in 2015). Be it Nithyananda's dialogues or the use of several punch lines, 2.0 entertains the audience. And most of these are mouthed by robot Nila, which gives it a nice twist. Read More
Of course, director Shankar possesses a penchant for couching the fantastical and the unreal in felt human dilemmas. He brings this attribute into full play in addressing the damage that cellular radiation causes to the environment. Read More (INDIAONLINE)