Rajinikanth starrer Robot 2.0 is eagerly awaited and has been noted for its highly Indian nature.
Poised to be the most expensive movie ever to be made in India, Rajinikanth’s ‘Robot 2.0’ is set to be an exciting film. From the filming, which has taken place entirely in India, to the technical heads who are Indians and the VFX technology, which is mostly from India, ‘Robot 2.0’ is set to be an out and out Indian film. This upcoming big budget film is a sequel to ‘Robot’ from 2010, which was a blockbuster at the box office. With Rajinikanth, who holds a demi-god status in the country, reprising his titular role, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of this film. Fondly called Thalaiva, Rajinikanth is a star who keeps soaring to new heights.
With an estimated budget of over EUR 56 million, this movie is reported to be Rajinikanth’s first foray into 3D cinema. A large scale production, ‘Robot 2.0’ by Lyca Productions is set to be released in around seven languages, including regional languages in India as well as Korean, Japanese and Mandarin. Reports have suggested that with the exception of a song in the film, the film has been entirely located in India, a refreshing change to the trend of big productions being shot in locales abroad. Majority of the shooting is said to have taken place in EVP Film City in the southern Indian city of Chennai, with the climax being filmed in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in the capital of the country, New Delhi.
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At its release, ‘Robot’, the first movie of the series had been the most expensive movie to be made in India, and now the sequel is setting the same record for itself. As the country also gears up for another grand production, which also happens to be a sequel and a big budget VFX film, ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’, it will be interesting to see how the Rajinikanth starrer fares. It has already secured over EUR 15 million in satellite rights and the box office collection has been predicted to be extremely high.
Most recently, the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, while in India, met the star at his residence. Reports of certain Japanese fans also suggest that Rajinikanth holds popularity beyond his home country. However, Rajini’s popularity in India and particularly in the southern part of the country showcases a fan following and status that is unparalleled. Acting in over 150 films and rated as one of the highest paid actors in Asia, Rajinikanth is a man whose work has found immense commercial success as well. Tamil Nadu, a state in southern India seems to be the place where Rajanikanth has his most ardent fans owing to the fact that majority of his work has been undertaken in Tamil cinema.
With punchlines, quirky movements and relatable characters, Rajinikanth has managed to capture the hearts of many fans who consider themselves as devotees. His fandom has been aided by his real life personality, which many consider an embodiment of humility. Whether camping outside cinema halls days before even pre-sales of tickets begin, dedicating temples to his name or bathing his posters with milk as a sign of respect, the Rajinikanth lovers cannot get enough of him. Echoing a demand that has been public for years, very recently, a group of fans appealed to him to join politics, which he has reportedly refused to do.
— elkay (@elkay14) April 3, 2017
The legend of Rajinikanth grows stronger with each passing day and doesn’t look like it will stop, with ‘Robot 2.0’ promising to take things to the next level.