Even as Kabali fever has gripped everyone, director Shankar has come out with an update about Superstar Rajinikanth’s other upcoming film 2.0, which is a sequel to their earlier hit Enthiran.
Uploading a picture of him with the ‘thalaivar’ from the sets of the movie, he posted: “100th day of 2.o shoot. Ufff…finishd 2 major action sequncs including d climax with Superstar n Akshay.Loading 50%”
2.0 is a science fiction film directed by Shankar and written by Shankar and Jeyamohan. A sequel to Enthiran (2010), the film will feature Rajinikanth reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti, alongside Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson.
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It is being produced by Subaskaran Allirajah of Lyca Productions. The soundtrack album will be composed by A. R. Rahman while the dialogues, cinematography, editing and art direction are handled by Jeyamohan, Nirav Shah, Anthony and T. Muthuraj respectively. The film is scheduled for a 2017 release.
The commercial success of Enthiran (2010) prompted the makers of the film to immediately consider making a sequel and by March 2011, the original film’s cinematographer, Rathnavelu revealed that initial pre-production work on a second part had begun with the same technical team.
Shankar, the director of Enthiran, moved on to work on Nanban (2012) and I (2015) and plans to reunite with the same producers as the original was dropped, with Shankar revealing that he was unsure if the film “will happen at all” during an interview in 2014. While finishing the production of I, Shankar drafted the scripts of three more feature films, including that of a sequel to Enthiran.