By RAHUL RAUT
Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming science fiction, ‘2.0’ is undoubtedly the most awaited movie of 2018. After ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, it’s the only movie that seems to stand out at the expectations of audiences hunger to witness visual grandeur on the big screen. The curiosity and anticipations around this Shankar directorial is unbelievable.
The hysteria of ‘2.0’ has taken yet another level now as the makers have released one more making video. Titled ‘Making of 2.0 – 3D Featurette’, this is the second video that gives the sneak peek into the ground zero of ‘2.0’. While the first making video demonstrated some of the interesting moments that happened during the shooting of the movie, the latest released engrossing clip is all about 3D technology, a cutting-edge technology rarely experienced in Indian Cinema.
The video shows few glimpses of the spectacle that we can expect from this movie. In the video, Shankar, Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, the cinematographer and other technicians have shared about the effort that goes into making a 3D movie, a format that, despite being in India for decades, is still of a considerable novelty due to the lack of interest among filmmakers to engage with the technology.
“The film was shot in 3D, not for the shake of 3D but because the script required the technology,” Shankar, the man behind the magnum opus, said. Rajinikanth also revealed that Shankar wrote this script keeping 3D in mind. “I was mesmerized when I saw the first 3D shot on the smaller screen,” he said indicating at the visual experience it’s going to be.
“3D gets you right in the middle of the action and because we’ve not seen it much in India, it’s magical. Everything looks much bigger,” Nirav Sah, Director of Photography said in the making video. “Lots of Hollywood films are shot in 2D and converted into 3D in post-production stage. But this film was shot in the latest 3D camera directly.”
Hoping to inspire movie creators to prosecute in 3D movie making, Nirav said: “I hope this movie will encourage a lot of producers to come up with 3D films and lot of theatres will be converted into 3D theatres.”
Akshay Kumar who plays the antagonist in the movie said: “Working in 3D was much harder than I imagined. From the set up to the extent of how perfect things really need to be in every single frame.”
‘2.0’ is said to be the most expensive movie India has ever produced with the budget of whopping 400 crorcrorese. The marketing of the film is also planned on a grand scale. An air balloon was recently sent to different countries to announce the marketing beginning of the movie, a never-seen-before promotional activity for an Indian film. Not only this, for the audio launch slated to held in Dubai on 27th October, three charter planes have been booked and 12 crore rupees is budgeted.
‘2.0’ which is scheduled to release on 25th January 2018, is expected to kick-start the year at the box office with a bang. It’s being looked upon as one that will set a benchmark for the films to come, just like ‘Baahubali 2’.