Rajinikanth’s ‘2.0‘ is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year and the producers are going all out to promote the film. Just recently, the makers released a hot air balloon with Rajinikanth’s face on it in Los Angeles and also above the Hollywood signage. And now, the team of Tamil science-fiction action drama ‘2.0’ is hopeful of converting as many screens as possible into 3D for the release of the film, says Raju Mahalingam, creative head of Lyca Productions.
‘2.0’, a sequel to Rajinikanth’s 2010 Tamil blockbuster “Enthiran”, has been completely shot in 3D. Talking about the need to have more 3D screens, Mahalingam told reporters, “The film has been shot in 3D and on a budget of Rs 400 crore. As of now, we have only 1500 3D screens in India as opposed to over 10,000 in China. We hope to have more screens converted into 3D and ready for the release of ‘2.0’.”
“We have already initiated talks with Chinese distributors. We are planning a big release in China as well,” he said.
Well-known distributor Tirupur Subramaniam said, “Theatre owners are kicked about ‘2.0’. We hope to have over 300 screens converted into 3D for the release of the film. As a Tamilian, I really wish the film does more business than ‘Baahubali 2’.”
The makers will release the trailer on Rajinikanth’s birthday i.e 12th December. The film will be out on 25th January 2018 and this will be an Indian science fiction story, as a continuation of Chitti’s story. Besides Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Bohra Junior, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn and Riyaz Khan are also in the film.
Mahalingam also confirmed that Lyca Productions won’t take up new projects until there’s clarity on the tax situation in Tamil Nadu.