We have seen various cases where two biggies have clashed at the box office and it has resulted in lesser business for each of them. Even though there have been exceptions in such cases too, clashes are certainly something not favoured by the makers at large. Come Republic Day of 2018, almost three big movies were set to clash at the box office. S. Shankar’s hugely mounted sci-fi movie ‘2.0’ starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s co-production ‘Padman’ and Neeraj Pandey’s crime drama ‘Aiyaary’ starring Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee.
However, the makers of 2.0′ have made a sane decision as they have postponed the release date of their movie. ‘2.0’ will now release in April 2018. Apparently, the movie will be releasing on April 27, but the makers are yet to confirm on the exact date. The makers have released a statement which reads as, “Lyca Productions – Superstar Rajinikanth – Akshay Kumar – Shankar magnum opus SciFi action thriller 2.0 to be screened worldwide on April 2018. Nation’s costliest 3D’ film starring Superstar Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, directed by Shankar, music by A R Rahman. The high-tech post production works are fully geared and the team is all set for the release schedule.”
Sharing the same on Instagram, the makers wrote, “Official Press Release: “2.0” – to hit screens on April 2018. #2Point0 #April2018″
If reports are true, and the movie indeed releases on April 27, then the clashes will even be bigger, as we already have Tiger Shroff’s ‘Baaghi 2’, Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi’, and Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ releasing on the same date.
Surely, the expectations from ‘2.0’ are sky-high. Mounted on a lavish budget of Rs 400 crore, there is definitely a lot at stake with this movie. But, considering the massive star power of South legend Rajinikanth and Bollywood superstar such as Akshay Kumar, who has a knack for delivering back-to-back hits, this could turn out to be really successful. Also, one can’t forget how ‘Baahubali 2’ which released in April this year turned out to be the biggest blockbuster of all times. Will history repeat itself? Let’s wait for this one. (Also Read: ‘2.0’ music launch with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar leaves Dubai enthralled)