Cast & Crew:
Production: Lyca Productions
Cast: Adil Hussain, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Kalabhavan Shajon, Rajinikanth, Sudhanshu Pandey
Story, Screenplay & Direction: Shankar
Music: AR Rahman
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
The movie starts with a man hanging himself in a cell phone tower. Next day magnetic force attracts all the mobile phones from the users and all the phones vanish in thin air. Mobile phone towers are broken mysteriously and strange murders happens in the city of top people connected with communication authorities. The Government officials calls for an urgent meet with a group of scientists. After thorough research, Vaseegaran (Rajini kanth) suspects the existence of a fifth force and to handle it, he suggests to bring back the Chitti the robot, who is currently dismantled and under government authority. Though the idea is brushed off and military force is brought to handle the situation, the problem becomes huge and finally Chitti is brought back into action. How Vassegaran and Chitti fight this mighty force and bring back peace is the rest of the story.
Only Rajinikanth’s presence and quality VFX saves 2.0. Rajini’s complete presence as Chitti and 2.0 in the second half makes the saves the move. The film takes its own time building the story and nurture the villain in the first half, but quality VFX and 3D visualization keeps the audience engaged. Akshay Kumar doesn’t have much to do but he travels along with the story and it is kept simple but screenplay doesn’t elevate it, that is the weakling in the film. Though BGM is good, lack of songs is a miss in Shankar’s film, having A R Rehman in his arsenal.
Our Rating: 4.25/5
Reason for Rating:
A Question arises whether Akshay is a Villain which makes the story line slightly weak.