Is 2.0 a good movie? Well, if you are purely watching the film to soak in Rajinikanth mass hysteria and special effects, then 2.0might not disappoint you. But if your definition of a good film goes beyond its technical values, then 2.0 falters big time. Dull in parts, and insipid in others, 2.0lacks the mass appeal of the Baahubaliseries and relies too much on the star-power of its lead actors. 2.0 is more than often a Rajinikanth show and the actor has fun playing not one, but four different roles! Akshay Kumar, meanwhile, takes his own sweet time to appear in person in 2.0, though his character manages to make an impact in a flashback scene.
While 2.0 may not be as much of a fun watch as its predecessor, it isn’t without its moments. Some of Shankar’s brilliance as a film-maker, coupled with Rajinikanth and Akshat Kumar’s performance and the movie’s reliance on the special effects do give rise to some memorable scenes in the film. They aren’t perfect, but they are exactly the reason why you are in the theatre watching the movie.
The title sequence is a tribute to both the film’s lead actor, Rajinikanth, as well as its 3D ambitions. Remember that IMAX 3D logo that appears at the start of any movie? 2.0 titles work just like that!
The first half of the film is too into Anniyan mode. It is only almost near the interval point when things began to spice up. Not only does Chitti make a whistle-worthy entry, I was also impressed with Akshay’s bird form. However, the fight scene feels something out of a Spider-Man, not very impressive.
The Villain’s Backstory
It is always good to have a sympathetic villain, just see Thanos or Killmonger for reference. The backstory for the villain in Chitty is just heart-rending. Not only are we given a proper glimpse of Akshay Kumar (as an old man), we also understand his special connection with birds and understand his hurt when the birds get affected by cell phone radiation. The backstory is a bit too long, but it is impactful enough. Too bad, that the rest of the movie ditches the sympathies to make him a one-note CGI villain.
The Second Big Fight Sequence
Easily the best action sequence of the film. Akshay Kumar’s character somehow takes control of Vaseegaran and then goes on a killing spree. Chitti arrives in to handle him, only to realise that he cannot control the villain without killing Vaseegaran. This is the only time when Akshay Kumar’s character has an upper hand over Rajinikanth’s, but then that’s again because he possessed another Rajinikanth character. The seamless transformation between Akshay and Rajini is so well done and deserves applause!
The stadium fight
The long big fight in the climax is a razzmatazz of CGI and bad puns! There is also a twist with the third version of Chitti turning in to defeat the villain. How he looks is something of a surprise!
Rajni’s 3.0 Special Appearance in 2.0
Rajinikanth’s 2.0 is the hottest topic of conversations and Thalaiva Day is going great for fans. His highly anticipated film, 2.0, finally hit the theatres today and fans can’t seem to stop admiring it. The film is already breaking records and even early morning shows are running houseful. For those of you who haven’t watched the film yet, there are spoilers ahead so watch out! In the second half of the film, Nila (played by Amy Jackson) revives the badass robot from the last film to fight Akshay Kumar in the film. Now this reloaded version of Chitti is super sleazy and will not even regret if he kills Vaseegara by mistake but he also has an evil plan of defeating the birdman, as Akshay is sometimes called in the movie.
It is during Akshay’s showdown with sleazy Chitti that they unleash mini-bots, who are basically tiny robots, who go on to saving the day. Now these mini-bots are the 3.0 version of Thalaiva. They can even change their shapes as and when required and tame birds/animals bigger than their size. Shankar had revealed to TOI a couple of days back that he would love to come with a 2.0 sequel and that he wants to start a Robot franchise in India.
But the director also added that the sequel will only happen if Thalaiva wants to be a part of it since there is no Chitti without him. Can’t say we don’t agree with him! Stay tuned with us for more scoop on 2.0.