Robot 2.0 or one can say Shankar’s 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar has hit the screens today on November 29 and is being praised for its grand visuals. Audiences are heaping praise on the last 30 minutes of India’s costliest film.
India’s costliest film Robot 2.0 has finally hit the screens after years of struggle and hard work. 2.0, the dream of director Shankar is finally in theaters today. The film has been released in about 10,500 screens across the world, a record number for a Tamil film.
The euphoria around the film is evident from its pre-sales of over Rs 355 crore.
The euphoria around the film is evident from its pre-sales of over Rs 355 crore. Southern markets alone have gathered Rs 170 crore from advance bookings. The markets in the North too are looking strong for 2.0, which is usually unlikely for films coming from the South. It seems the star power of Akshay Kumar is helping get the attention of audiences from the northern parts of the country where he has a strong fan base.
As per the review of one of our associate of Responsible Corporate, “2.0 captures hearts of fans, and has got a massive opening with the film doing justice to the delay. Fans had started assembling outside theaters early on November 29 morning, with music dance and crackers stealing the show before the start of the film.”
“The film takes off within the first five minutes and Rajinikanth’s introduction too is done in that time. The character Vasigeran, the scientist who makes Chitti played by Superstar, is one of the first characters to be introduced in 2.0.”
People are raving about the grand visuals of 2.0 in their own reviews, and a lot of fans are heaping praise on the last 30 minutes of 2.0.
Starring Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, 2.0 has music by AR Rahman.
2.0 will release on 7,500 screens in India, and worldwide its screen count will be 10,500, eclipsing Baahubali 2’s massive release of 9,000 screens worldwide. Hence, it is being regarded as the biggest Indian release ever.
Looking at the frenzy in the market prior to the release of 2.0, trade analysts expect the film to open in the range of Rs 25-30 crore, with the latter being optimum for the Hindi version.
On the other hand, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion had amassed Rs 41 crore from its Hindi dubbed version and minted Rs 80 crore from other language versions, taking the opening day total to Rs 121 crore. This would be a high target for 2.0 to surpass.
Meanwhile, in the overseas markets, the craze for the film is nothing less than India. After all, it is a Rajinikanth film!
Movie-goers in Singapore, Malaysia, and the US, flock the theatres in large numbers to catch a Rajinikanth movie.
In international markets like the US, the UK, Europe, South Asia, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region, 2.0 has a screen count of 850, 300, 500, 100, 350 and 900 respectively, as per film trade analyst Ramesh Bala.
2.0 will see a huge release in Switzerland and a record release in Sri Lanka. In the UAE, the show count for day one are as follows – Tamil- 490 shows, Hindi- 360 shows, Telugu- 55 shows; amounting to a total of 905 shows.
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