Creative genius Sankar’s highly-anticipated flick, 2.0 is carrying huge pre-release buzz among the trades circles. Touted as a sci-fi thriller, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s check how it is.
The movie takes off with scenes relating to cell phones flying out and disappearing. In order to handle the situation, Vaseegaran (Rajinikanth), at a high profile meeting with government officials proposes to bring back dismantled Chitti (Robot). What are the reasons for phones disappearing? Who is the person behind the whole thing? Is there any social reason behind it? How will Vaseegaran control the situation by using his 2.0 version Chitti? forms the rest of the story.
As expected, director Shankar who is known for his message-oriented social dramas is back with a unique point of how cell phone usage is destroying small creatures and birds in the environment. His idea of creating a massive setup and narrating the proceedings in a different backdrop by using VFX and 3D graphics is appreciable but the film lacks proper flow in it. If he would have concentrated more on writing a gripping screenplay, the result would have been even better.
Coming to artists performance, Rajinikanth is good in the role of Vaseegaran and did whatever is needed for the proceedings. His facial expressions for Chitti version are good. Akshay Kumar is a surprise package for the film as his role and the variations have come out well. As the soul of the film revolves around his character, all his scenes can be termed as crucial. Amy Jackson as Robot Vennela is cute and did her part decently.
As the film is a one on one fight between Chitti and Akshay there are not commercial elements like proper comedy and songs which may disappoint Rajini fans and general audience.
Children may like the climax sequence
VFX and 3D graphics not up to the mark
Lack of commercial elements
Not so engaging second half
Missing Rajinikanth’s aura
All in all, 2.0 is a message-oriented sci-fic thriller which was executed decently. Director Shankar’s idea of making a film based on a burning issue is good but his narration falls flat at times. Though the fight between Chitti and Akshay has been handled well, lack of appealing elements makes this film a okayish watch for this weekend.
Rating : 3/5