A day before director S Shankar’s ‘ 2.0’, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar hit the big screen worldwide, the Madras High Court directed 37 internet service providers to block more than 12,000 websites that exhibit pirated versions of Tamil movies. The list included more than 2,000 websites operated by TamilRockers. However, despite the precautionary measures adopted by the producers, reports doing the rounds claim that Tamilrockers has released the film online, within hours of its official release.
Lyca Productions took to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to request people to watch the movie in a theatre and not subscribe to piracy. “Hard work of 4 yrs, crores of money, efforts of 1000s of technicians – all to give you a visual spectacle you can watch, love and enjoy in THEATRES! Do not spoil the experience. SAY NO TO PIRACY! Send all pirated links to [email protected] & help Tamil cinema shine!” read the tweet.
Made on a budget of over Rs 450 crore, ‘2.0’ released on Thursday in theatres across the world. Apart from already earning a record-breaking pre-release ticket sales, the film is expected to smash several other box office records considering the good reviews, hype and word of mouth. It is one of the biggest VFX films ever made and it is a sequel to Shankar’s ‘Enthiran’ and focuses on saving the human race from harmful technology. Superstar Rajinikanth and Amy Jackson play the lead roles and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar plays the antagonist along with Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain.
Shankar Shanmugham thanked audience for making 2.0 a success. He tweeted, “My heart full thanks to the audience who have lapped up #2point0 and celebrated and made it a huge success, and to all the media who supported and respected the hard work of our team, and to my whole team who have given a piece of their life to 2.0.”
Actress Rupa Manjari loved the movie and described it as engaging entertainer with a very noble awareness message. She also made an appeal to only watch the movie in theatres. She tweeted, “And the day arrived #2Point0 just 1thing”record breaking blockbuster reloaded”DOT. lovedddd it..engaging entertainer wit a very NOBLE AWARENESS MSG, technically also,DOT. pls watch it in theater2experience it @shankarshanmugh @rajinikanth @arrahman whistle whistle whistle”
Filmmaker A.R.Murugadoss took to Twitter express their thoughts on the film. He tweeted, “#2point0 has taken Indian cinema to the next level, Enjoyed the mass and Stylish performance of @rajinikanth sir, @akshaykumar acting was excellent and enjoyed the movie thoroughly @shankarshanmugh congratulations to the entire team @LycaProductions @arrahman”
Actor Dhanush also praised the movie and made a apeal to only watch the movie in theatres. He tweeted, “2.O is ORIGINAL.. on par with any Hollywood film. MINDBLOWING. Thalaivaaa !! “ THE ONLY ONE “ [email protected] sir .. you are the pride of Tamil/Indian cinema. Congrats 2 d entire team. Don’t make d mistake of watching this visual marvel anywhere apart from theatres.”
Actor Mahesh Babu described 2.0 as sheer brilliance. He tweeted, “#2point0 is a cinematic gem!!! Gives you a never before seen experience… @shankarshanmugh sir ups his game to an all new level of sheer brilliance, thoroughly enjoyed it, Congratulations to @rajinikanth sir, @akshaykumar and the entire team of 2.0”
Writer, director Milap described 2.0 as one of the most imaginative and ambitious films to come out of India. He tweeted, “#2.0 is one of the most imaginative and ambitious films to come out of India! It’s VFX, concept and message are world class! Full ENTERTAINMENT! @rajinikanth sir is EPIC and @akshaykumar is MINDBLOWING! His emotions as Pakshi win the heart! @shankarshanmugh is a VISIONARY!”
Actress Simran thoroughly enjoyed the movie with her kids and tweeted, “Congratulations on #2Point0 Marvellous creation it is! Social message+Tremendous [email protected] sir this is Ultimate! Big salute to @shankarshanmugh sir! @akshaykumar joins the league making it an entertaining visual treat. Thoroughly enjoyed & watched it with my kids.”
Actress Juhi Chawla described 2.0 as a film with high huge magnitude and a strong message. She tweeted, “A film of such a huge magnitude with a strong message, Robot 2.0 releases today. Wishing Thalaiva @rajinikanth and @akshaykumar all the best… Set to break all records.. #2Point0FromToday”
Actor Sivakarthikeyan praised the entire team of 2.0 for pulling off a visual extravaganza in style. He tweeted, “Thalaivaaaaaaaaaa Vera level. Every time when #Thalaivar @rajinikanth sir & @shankarshanmugh sir join it’s always Mass redefined @arrahman sir @akshaykumar sir #Nirav sir @iamAmyJackson @LycaProductions & entire team has pulled off a visual extravaganza in style. Hatsoff”
Punjabi actor Gippy Grewal congratulated Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth and described 2.0 as never seen before visual treat. He tweeted, “#2.0 is a visual treat which has never seen before @shankarshanmugh is a visionary master… Congratulations @akshaykumar Bhaji @rajinikanth sir @iamAmyJackson @karanjohar @resulp Love from Punjab…”
Actress Elli AvrRam tweeted, “Just watched #2Point0 Amazing visuals. The story really got me thinking of how much time we spend on our mobile phones and the amount of damage it has on us and the nature. True fact but ignored. Loved it sir @shankarshanmugh @akshaykumar @rajinikanth @karanjohar @iamAmyJackson”
Varun Dhawan tweeted, “#2.0 is a visual treat which has never been experienced on Indian screens before. @shankarshanmugh is a visionary master. Congratulations @akshaykumar sir @rajinikanth @iamAmyJackson @karanjohar”
Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj tweeted, “#2Point0 verithanam overloaded… Thalaivaaaaaa…U r Mind-blowing & u really set the screens on FIRE!! @shankarshanmugh sir & superb team has made an EPIC & raises the benchmark of Indian films to TOP like Kings…Hats Off!! A film to Celebrate for all of us, is HERE..”
Actor and Dancer Varu Sarathkumar tweeted, “Woohoooo #2point0fromtoday wishing the geniuses n legends of cinema all the very best…Thailaavvaaaaa @rajinikanth genius @shankarshanmugh legend @arrahman A super star in his own way @akshaykumar tamil cinema welcomes you sir n kudos to to having a vision @LycaProductions”