Producer : A. Subaskaran
Director : S. Shankar
Music Director : A.R. Rahman
Editor : Anthony
Cinematographer : Nirav Shah
Starring : Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson
Ever since the sequel of Shankar and Rajinikanth's visual wonder, 'Robo' was announced, the audience has been eagerly waited for each and every update about the movie. After greatly impressing the audience with the promotional material and creating a huge positive buzz, the makers have finally released '2.O' movie. Rajinikanth, Amy Jackson, and Akshay Kumar played the vital roles in the movie. Shankar promised an exhilarating ride while watching the movie and the expectation are also equally very high about the movie. The film has finally hit the screens across the globe today. Let's see how far Shankar and team will impress the movie lovers with this magnum opus.
Plot: When an Ornithologist named Pakshi Raju (Akshay Kumar) seeks committs suicide to avenge death on humans for killing birds because of radiation, a reknowned scientist Dr Vaseekaran (Rajinikanth) comes forward to put an end to it with his robot Chitti. How did it unfold forms the story of the movie.
Performances: One cannot easily believe that Rajinikanth is above 60 years old. His wonderful performance is undoubtedly one of the major highlights of the film. His performance as a scientist is decent whereas his performance as a scientist is beyond outstanding. His dialogue delivery, his stunts, more than Rajinikanth we will see 'Chitti' in him. Akshay Kumar is truly a superstar. His stupendous performance is like the glue that keeps us stick to the chairs. He is one of the driving forces in the film. Though we can feel the absence of Aishwarya Rai in the sequel, Amy Jackson sure matches up to her in terms of glamour. She is uber-hot and maintains a sizzling chemistry with Chitti. Sudhanshu Pandey also did a decent job and will grab the attention in some scenes. Adil Hussain performed really well Kalabhavan Shajohn and Riyaz Khan delivered good performances.
Technical Aspects: Shankar has come up with an exceptional story which is relevant to the present society. He prepared an excellent multi-layered subject with a good blend of twists and turns. The war between the two machines is showcased fiercely. The visual effects team will take the large piece of cake for giving us a memorable experience. The film took the Indian Cinema to the next level in terms of technical aspects. The production values of Lyca Productions are lavish. The producers invested a massive amount and it seems like every penny is worthy because of the visual grandeur. Cinematography by Nirav Shah is like the backbone of the film. His camera angles will make us go wow over his skills. Music by AR Rahman is beautiful. Especially, his background music is terrific. Editing by Anthony is good. Runtime is crisp.
Verdict: When compared to the prequel, '2.O' doesn't have a great story but it does deliver an important message to the audience. The first half is average with less entertainment. Shankar has got into the story with the first scene itself. The first half is average. The second half definitely makes up to it with Rajnikanth mark dialogues. The last 30 minutes of the film is an eye feast. The visual effects would be like a visual extravaganza. Shankar mark emotional content in the film will definitely the be the highlight.
On the whole, '2.O' is definitely a winner at the box office with its gripping plot, rich visual effects, and excellent performances.
Filmybuzz.com Rating: 3.5/5