Yesterday I went to watch an Indian science fiction film called 2.0
. It's a Tamil film, not a Hindi/Bollywood film, mind it. Of course, I watched the dubbed version. Wasn't planning to watch this film intially, but, after reading some tweets earlier on Sunday, I decided to go for it. The ticket @ INOX cost me ₹150. I'm sure that the greedy folks at PVR Cinemas
must be charging thrice that amount, at least. Badhai Ho
, for instance, is still being shown at PVR for ₹270!!! I saw it at INOX for ₹80!!! Assholes.
Oops! Sorry for the digression.
Although 2.0 is a sequel to a Tamil film that came out many years ago, it can be viewed as a standalone film. It stars Tamil superstar, Rajnikanth
, as the robot, Chitti. Rajnikanth enjoys a demigod status in Tamil Nadu, India. He's arguably the second most popular Maratha in the country after Sachin Tendulkar. (Those Madrasis are crazy, I tell you. XD)
The role of the antagonist in this film is played by the Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar. I don't think he spoke his lines in Tamil. Neither did some of the other actors. I wonder if their lines were dubbed in Tamil afterwards or simply presented with subtitles to the South Indian audience.
Indian films are not known for having mindblowing VFX but that's slowly changing. The quality of the VFX in 2.0 is very good most of the times, just not consistently good. Bahubali also suferred from the same inconistency. Lot of foreign talent was hired for this purpose so I don't know why they couldn't hit the bullseye.
Anyway, this film was a fun watch. 2 hours and 46 minutes pretty much flew by. If you're in the mood for a timepass #scifi
film then give 2.0 a try.
PS: I'm now in love with Amy Jackson
Will watch ZERO
when it comes out later this month. :)
Everything at PVR is expensive!