The trailer of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0 has been launched on Saturday, 3 November. The makers had organised the grand event at the Sathyam Cinemas in the presence of national and regional media. Find out what celebrities said at the event:
1.00 pm: Rajinikanth begins his speech with a thanks note to the press, audience and everyone who is present at the trailer launch. He thanks his brother Sathyanarayana, who has come to a film event for the first time, for teaching him values in his life.
Addressing the non-Tamil media, Rajinikanth said, "It is nice to see the media across the country in one roof. Take my word, it (2.0) is going to be a super-duper hit. My advance congratulations to Shankar and Subaskaran (producer),"
The superstar claims that he is not confident about its success because nearly Rs 600 crore has been invested, not because people have put in so much of hardwork nor because there is a big cast, but the movie has everthing to be a good entertainer with a message that technology is destroying the minds.
I have heard people asking me why 2.0 is not being promoted well. A movie like this does not need any promotion. I am sure the audience and media will promote the movie after its release.
I had worked with Shankar in two movies before and I did not ask him whether he materialise this film when he narrated me the story. My question to him was who will produce the film. His answer was Subashkaran and I felt the movie was in right hands.
Sivaji had given good profits to the producer, distributor and to everyone. When he planned Robo, Sun Pictures sought 6-8 days time before giving a green signal for the film.
Kalanithi Maran, through his network, did some work to understand the business made by Sivaji. Then, he came forward to produce the movie citing that he does not need profits, but wants the movie to recover its investment.
The project with the estimated budget of Rs 350 crore, but it has now reached closely Rs 600 crore. I am sure the movie will do double the business.
After I started the shooting, I was not having a good health. I started taking 7-8 takes for one scene and I lost all the confidence. I told Shankar that I am backing out of the project and will pay my remuneration and bare the complete expenditure of the movie incurred due to him.
Shankar suggested not to use body suit and shoot it like normal. But the situation turned worse as I was asked 4-5 months rest. I confessed the same to the producer, but he told me that my health was first priority and he will start the project even if I return after four years. I feel lucky to have got such a good friend.
2.0 is coming little late, but it will be a hit. This film has won people's appreciation and it is already a hit. Shankar took me to the PAN Indian audience with Enthiran and 2.0 will take me to the international audience.
12.40 am: Shankar assures to the audience that Rajinikanth will be seen as Vaseegaran, Chitti, 2.0. Giant Chitti and claims that there are lot of surprises in the store.
12.35 am: SS Rajamouli's question to Shankar. How do you handle pressure when you are handling such a massive project? Shankar says, "SS Rajamouli is the pride of Indian cinema. The only way to handle pressure is by working more. I analyse each and everything, while putting a lot of effort to ensure that everything is right.
12.30 am: Amy Jackson claims that it was a privilege to be part of the project and she had a great experience. It was a dream to be working on the project.
12.15 am: Kamal Haasan, KS Ravikumar, editor Anthony wish the team.
12.08 am: Akshay says that his father taught him to treat his body like a temple and he enjoys being fit. Akki surprises by revealing that he was aware of Vishal's diet and that he was not eating rice which has worried his mother. The Bollywood actor advises him to eat rice and make his mother happy.
12.05 am: Akshay Kumar gets a celebrity from Vishal, who asks about his fitness regime and how he manages to do consistently. Akshay Kumar tells that he wakes up everyday at 4 am and it has been his routine since childhood. Akki adds that his father was his the army and the consciousness came him naturally.
12.00 am: Akshay Kumar speaks in Tamil and request people to forgive me if his pronunciation is wrong. He thanks Rajinikanth, Shankar, the producer and the entire team. "I am so honoured to be here, I cannot exress my feeling watching this everythin," he said.
11.49 am: The technical team comes one after the other on stage and the producer thanks them with flower bouquet, each.
11.45 am: Rajini's urge to do such movies (2.0) even at this stage inspires AR Rahman, who had felt like retiring after winning Oscar Award, but his stand changed when he saw the superstar in Endhiran.
11.40 am: AR Rahman is a fan of Rajinikanth because looking at the superstar he gets inspiration. He gets inspiration from Rajini's journey against all odds, his consistency and spirtual life.
11.30 am: AR Rahman is on stage and it is time for him to answer a few questions from Twitter audience and celebs. Anirudh asks him who is his favourite actor and the music director says it is Rajinikanth.
Superstar #Rajni & dashing #AkshayKumar at #SathyamCinemas (Chennai) #2Point0TrailerLaunch #2Point0TrailerDAY #2Point0 #2point0Trailer #AmyJackson #ARRahman #Rajnikant @LycaProductions @2Point0movie @DharmaMovies @akshaykumar pic.twitter.com/A8YBWtiRtB— RJ?️9⃣ Divya Solgama (@DIVYASOLGAMA) November 3, 2018
11.19 am: He says that necessity is mother of all inventions and On 3 January, 2016, Shankar called me to narrate the story. After the discussion, he claims to have jitters in his spine as they were planning to execute something for the first time in the world cinema. The sound engineer claims that they worked on the project for two years. He thanks the production house for backing their vision.
11.05 am: Shankar is on stage to talk about 4D sound. He claims that he dreamt about having such a sound quality for four years. He thanks Resul Pookutty for making it a reality and calls him on stage to explain about the technology.
10.59 am: RJ Balaji says that it is not 3D but a 4D movie. "People were wondering why Shankar sir have organised the event in Nehru stadium instead of Sathyam. It is because it is the best theatre in India and to experience the technology he choose this venu," Balaji says. The teaser is now played for the guests.
10.50 am: Endhira Logathu Sundariye song is played to mark the beginning of the trailer launch function.
10.48 am: RJ Balaji hosts the show. He requests media and photographers to co-operate.
10.41 am: 3D kits are given to the media persons to experience the magic of 2.0 trailer.
10.38 am: Akshay Kumar comes to Sathyam.
10.32 am: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth arrives. His wife Latha and daughter Aishwarya are also seen. Producer Kalaippuli S Thanu and Nirvah Shah are having a chat.
10.25 am: Shankar is accompanied by his wife and two daughters.
10.22 am: Rajinikanth's wife Latha is here. RJ Balaji and cinematographer Nirvah Shah are seen having a chat.
10.16 am: Sound engineer Resul Pookutty is here.
10.11 am: Sathyam wears a festive loo.
10.01 am: Big day for us; we unveil something new in the history of world cinema on Film Sound today, proud to associate with my dearest.@LycaProductions @shankarshanmugh @arrahman @akshaykumar @iamAmyJackson Vision of team of people comes to fruition today lead by Director Shankar.#2.O: Resul Pookutty tweets.
9.55 am: Film distributors from across the country are taking part in the trailer launch.
9.43 am: The entire Indian media is here. Journalists from Karnataka and Kerala are in large numbers. Truly, this event will be biggest among all the film-related events in Southern film industry.
9.30 am: The stage is set for the 2.0 trailer launch.
#2Point0Trailer— Nikkil (@onlynikil) November 3, 2018
Experience the 3D trailer on Today in cinemas@2Point0movie #2point0 @rajinikanth @akshaykumar @shankarshanmugh @arrahman @LycaProductions @iamAmyJackson #NiravShah @editoranthony @resulp @madhankarky #2point0 pic.twitter.com/KV8aqmLTMr
#2Point0Trailer— Nikkil (@onlynikil) November 3, 2018
Experience the 3D trailer on Today in cinemas@2Point0movie #2point0 @rajinikanth @akshaykumar @shankarshanmugh @arrahman @LycaProductions @iamAmyJackson #NiravShah @editoranthony @resulp @madhankarky #2point0 pic.twitter.com/pjmopvbXWH
Lyca Productions has funded the movie, which has Amy Jackson in the female lead role. Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Riyaz Khan and others are in the cast with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan rumoured to be doing a cameo in the mega-budget project. It has AR Rahman's music, Anthony's editing and Nirvah Shah's cinematography.
The Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer 2.0 was launched on in December 2016 and the movie was supposed to appear before the audience in 2017. But the film was delayed due to extensive post-production works. It has over 2100 VFX shots and VFX companies could not deliver the output on time, causing the delay.