Rajinikanth starrer '2.0', at Rs 543 crore, is most expensive Indian film ever

A poster of Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer '2.0' Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 04, 2018, 09.29 AM (IST)

The trailer of superstar Rajinikanth’s forthcoming multilingual science-fiction action drama “2.0” came out yesterday and it has been touted as the most expensive Indian project ever.

The grand total of the blockbuster film is a whopping US $75 million or Rs 543 crore.

The first ever Indian film to be completely made using 3D cameras had created a huge excitement among fans ever since it was announced.

A sequel to Shankar’s 2010 blockbuster “Enthiran”, the film has been produced by Lyca Productions and is set to release on November 29.

“2.0” also stars Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain and Sudhanshu Pandey in important roles.

The film, which also marks Akshay’s Tamil debut, sees him in the role of an antagonist, Dr. Richard/Crowman. While Rajini will reprise his role of Dr. Vaseegaran/Chitti from the original.

"2.0" was supposed to release on Diwali 2017, was pushed to January 2018 release owing to pending VFX work and was then finally shifted to April when the makers failed to meet the deadline.

At US $75 million, 2.0 is more expensive than several successful Hollywood VFX classics. Deadpool (2016) had originally cost only US $58 million. 

Even X-Men (2000) was made in US $75 million and Batman (1989) in US $35 million.

Akshay Kumar pointed in a recent Instagram post that the film is the result of hard work and the blood and sweat of over 3000 technicians who have put their best to make this film the best ever in Indian cinema.