Home movies Reviews 2.0 movie review: An insanely, illogically fun science-fiction extravaganza

2.0 movie review: An insanely, illogically fun science-fiction extravaganza

It’s been a long wait for superstar Rajinikanth’s “2.0”, which has finally hit the screens, and it can be said with assurance that it doesn’t disappoint. It takes a socially relevant environment related problem and gives it a science-fiction twist, which results in an insanely and illogically fun film that gets powered by breathtaking visuals and Rajinikanth in his effervescent self.

The wait and the hype have been worth it, and Shankar and Rajinikanth, in one of their most ambitious collaborations, hit this one out of the park and they do it in style.

Set in a world where birds are facing extinction due to high emission of radiation from mobile towers, an ornithologist (Pakshi Rajan), played by Akshay Kumar, takes it upon himself to fight for the cause as he tries to make everyone understand that the world is not just a place for humans. However, when he realises all his efforts are going waste, he seeks revenge and the events that follow form the crux of the story.

Given the scale on which it is mounted, “2.0” works magnificently and even the minor flaws are negligible.

It’s the first Indian film to be shot entirely in 3D, and boy the visuals are a treat to watch on the big screen.

While there are no special elements that elevate the 3D viewing experience, but the visuals are fluid and top-notch.

For instance, the image of a zillion mobile phones giving shape to Akshay’s character and moving like a wave on the ground and in the sky is not just exciting, but flat out terrific to watch and it warrants a 3D viewing.

It takes a visionary to even imagine something as outlandish as this and there isn’t a better example than Shankar in Indian cinema.

“2.0” offers us multiple avatars of Rajinikanth and each version is better and funnier than its previous version. Rajinikanth returns as scientist Vaseegaran, a character he popularised in “Enthiran”, the first part of the franchise. He also returns as Chitti, the robot who later becomes 2.0, an upgraded version.

Vaseegaran and Chitti don’t quite make an impact and play their parts aptly, but 2.0 is the show stealer and Rajinikanth in this avatar charms us with his wit and energetic screen presence.

The action stretch featuring 2.0 and Akshay’s Birdman avatar is undeniably the most insane sequence one could’ve seen in recent times.

Akshay Kumar makes a solid south debut in a negative role but one that tugs at your heartstrings on a few occasions. His flashback episode delivers an emotional punch to what’s otherwise a science-fiction action flick with not much soul. There’s solid reasoning behind his decision to turn evil, and if not for Shankar and his vision, it would’ve turned out to be a joke. The scenes where he transforms into a Birdman are absolutely thrilling visuals that deliver a big bang for bucks.

“2.0” is Shankar’s glorious return to form after the highly disappointing “I” featuring Vikram. He draws us into a world of humanoid robots, artificial intelligence and electromagnetic radiation. Unlike most science-fiction films, 2.0 takes the commercial route to entertain, thus does come across as illogical at places but that’s what makes it insanely fun.

Shankar knows how to go overboard without making his effort look superficial and he achieves it effortlessly in “2.0”.

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Home movies Reviews SOTY2 review: Audience laud Ananya Pandey and Tiger Shroff. Watch it if...

SOTY2 review: Audience laud Ananya Pandey and Tiger Shroff. Watch it if you want to relive your college days

Much awaited movie of this year, Student of the Year 2 releases today. Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Pandey starrer has created quite a buzz for its fresh cast, debutants and buzz from the sets. Being a Dharma Production, there is a lot of expectations from the film.

Karan Johar’s Student of the Year released in 2012 (film’s prequel) had also created quite a stir with a power packed cast of newcomers Alia Bhat, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra who made their debut with this blockbuster. The film is loved even today. Student of the Year 2 has been directed by Punit Malhotra. Take a look at the trailer:

From the first hand the Ananya Pandey has been lauded for her acting as debutant and Tiger Shroff steals the show with his acting, dance and fight scenes. The story line however looks a little weak for holding the audience for two hours. Take a look at what audience has to say:

Stay tuned for detailed review of the movie

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Home movies Reviews ‘Kesari’ enters 100 crore club

‘Kesari’ enters 100 crore club

Akshay Kumar-starrer “Kesari”, based on the historic Battle of Saragarhi, has registered business of over Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office within 7 days of its release on March 21.

According to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, “Kesari” has become the fastest Rs 100 crore grosser of 2019. The movie is also the higher weekend grosser of the year till date.

He tweeted: “‘Kesari’ … crosses Rs 100 crore on Day 7 … Thursday Rs 21.06 crore, Friday Rs 16.75 crore, Saturday Rs 18.75 crore, Sunday Rs 21.51 crore, Monday Rs 8.25 crore, Tuesday Rs 7.17 crore, Wednesday Rs 6.52 crore. Total: Rs 100.01 crore (India business).” 

The movie, backed by Dharma Productions, depicts the bravery of 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of Sikh Regiment) of British India defending an Army post against more than 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen.

Akshay expressed his happiness with a tweet: “It’s been overwhelming, this journey of ‘Kesari’ and your love.” 

Karan Johar is elated over the successful run and shared: “Thank you for believing in the spirit of ‘Kesari’.” 

Kesari was released with 4200 screens globally with 3600 screens in India and 600 screens in other countries.

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Gully Box crosses 50 crore mark in 3 days: Strikes right chord with audience

It seems like Ranveer Singh’s charm with audience has worked once again as Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully boy has impressed the audience with its easy-to-connect storyline, performances and impactful rap numbers.

The film garnered Rs 19.40 crore on its opening day and has received good reviews from critics as well as the audience.

Gully boy earned Rs 18.65 crore on the third day of its release, taking the total collection to Rs 51.15 crore.

As per film critics Ranveer Singh brings a restrained swagger to the part: there is a gentleness to his anger. His Murad shows that Singh can tamp down on his characteristic boisterousness to create something of value, even though sometimes you can see the effort show.” Ultimately, this is a film to enjoy. In today’s India, to bring a Murad and Safeena, their Muslim-ness a matter-of-fact statement, into centre-stage, to give traction to those who live on the wrong side of the tracks, is an act of bravery. ‘Inka time aa gaya’. Rap along.”

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