Over Friday, 21st April 2017, a day of breaking activity news stories (with Baahubali actor Sathyaraj apologising for his almost decade-old anti-Kannada commentary), this growth came to light:
The release of Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth’s big budget 2.0 — the follow-up to the highly winning Enthiran/Robot — has been delayed.
Raju Mahalingam, the COO of “Lyca Production”, the producers of 2.0 post on Twitter: “Our nearly all determined project, Shankar’s 2.0, shift to 25 January 2018. It move from (its) previous Diwali release to attain world class principles in VFX.”
The news come as a shock to the trade and which had inclined the movie as the big Diwali 2017 rocket.
However, it did avert one main three way conflict, with renowned deal analyst Taran Adarsh tweeting: ‘With 2.0 getting delayed to 25 January 2018, the conflict is between Ajay Devgn’s Golmaal Again and Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar this Diwali.’
The shoot of 2.0, heading for by Shankar, is finish, apart from some patchwork. In south India, the producer are already look at option content to fill up the gap absent by the delay of the Rajinikanth biggie. By tradition, Diwali is one of the major festival season in Kollywood, conquered by superstar releases.
The reason given for approaching the releasing date is that the special effects, VFX necessary for the project are taking a long time. The VFX is being undertake by a most important studio in the US. Raju Mahalingam told Firstpost, “2.0 is the costliest Indian movie ever, the VFX work has to be done cautiously to give it that world group of students look. The team wanted a few more time, so we determined to shove it by three months from Diwali 2017 to the Republic Day 2018 weekend.”
Actually January is a best date for 2.0 (releasing in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi) as there are no big banner/celebrity movies announce for the equal day. In north India, Akshay Kumar’s star authority is sure to make the movie work. In the south too the original date makes levelheaded sense — Chennai’s north-east monsoon usually comes approximately Diwali, leading to flood in key collect area of Chengalpet and Chennai city.
Meanwhile, Rajinikanth has enthused on to his subsequently project — the shoot of his original movie with Pa Ranjith (his Kabali director) in Mumbai. The buzz is that the movie (produced by Rajinikanth’s son in law Dhanush) is based on the life and period of the Mumbai-based don and smuggler, Haji Mastan. Pa Ranjith has deprived of that his movie is enthused by Mastan, though. Rajinikanth is including on this movie to be a quick summer of 2018 release.
So 2018 will be a vital year for Rajinikanth with two main releases.