2.0 and The Super Combination of Thalaiva Rajinikanth, Akshay and Shankar hit Bull’s eye!
Cast: Rajinikanth as Dr. Vaseegaran & Chitti (2.0) and Chota Chitti (3.0), Akshay Kumar as Pakshirajan, Amy Jackson as Neela and Shankar the Director.
A sensational movie that will be an eye-opener for sure, not because it’s the first ever Indian Movie to be shot with the 3D camera, but because of the subject of the movie. Robot – part one was well accepted by people because it was a new concept and to the people, it was easy to take it. The star actors Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai were a big bonus as well. But for the sequel to turn into something like what it is now, the story needed something really different and that’s where I think Shankar hit the bullseye. The script was excellently designed with subplots coming in at the right moment. The story goes smoothly towards upwards direction keeping the audience glued to the seats. That’s one big factor for the success of the movie apart from the Rajinikanth’s style and Akshay unbeatable adaptability of the role of Birdman. The failure of Thugs of Hindostan raised the bars on this movie even more and a lot of critics even doubted the movie’s run at Box office. But, the Movie’s Business, as well as the message, are being delivered fantastically as of now.
Story: (Next day) Students walk into the Robotics lab of Dr. Vaseegaran to have the view of the New Robot ‘Neela’ and Dr. Vaseegaran introduces the Robot to the students. When asked, he tells the students that it’s not as same as ‘Chitti’ but if required ‘Chitti’ has to come back. That’s one checkpoint in the movie right at the beginning of the movie. (Previous Day) Akshay Kumar playing the role of Birdman is shown walking towards the mobile tower and commits suicide. Akshay Kumar is the Birdman in this movie who by passion is an ornithologist (one who studies Birds). Pakshirajan has got the deep connection for Birds which starts from his birth, interestingly a bird saves him from death when he was born prematurely. Slowly incidents in life make him to accept that he is born only for Birds and his duty is to take care of the Birds. But, because of the high radiation created by mobile towers, Birds struggle to breathe and lose their memory power leading to their death. Birdman tries all his bit to save the helpless birds from the Tower Radiation. But he fails in doing so which makes him to feel very depressed and takes an ultimate step of suicide. The main subplot is this, where Birdman, an ornithologist who suicides returns to the world as the fifth force of all the dead bird’s power. Filled with anger, anguish, violence & revenge, Pakshirajan starts to steal the mobile phones of every individual and killing the associated authority personnel for their ugly behaviour towards him when he was alive.
This is how the story is built up and is extremely well scripted by Shankar. The time you think that movie is getting predictable you would be welcomed with something really surprising. The entry of Chitti and the defeat of Pakshirajan, the egoistic nature of a human leading to the rebirth of Pakshirajan with much more power and then the demolition of Chitti. This leads to re-entry of Chitti in the completely new avatar is something to watch out. Finally, the audience will be up for a major surprise in the last 30 mins of the Movie where you will meet the Chota Chitti. The fierce battle between the Robot and Pakshirajan and the message of Rajinikanth to the audience in the climax is really to be thought out.
My takeaways from the Movie: Definitely the applause must go for the 3D and the VFX effects used in the Movie. As promised the technology used in the movie takes this movie to the level of Hollywood. As an Indian, we must feel proud to be part of this movie. Rajinikanth who looked to be losing his charismatic style jumps out and proved himself yet again. Akshay Kumar as always was outstanding with dialogue delivery and played the villain role absolutely brilliant. Actually, even Rajinikanth plays a Villain role in the Movie. That said, the story was nicely built and concluded by the director Shankar. Surely a worth watch movie.
This movie also pops out some thoughts for an individual to think, are we (humans) the only living beings on this earth who needs to be given freedom, rights, life etc;. What’s with the other living beings who can’t speak, yet when domesticated they take care of their own better than anyone else. We raise voices when asked not to burst crackers, we raise a voice when asked not to cut down the forests and many more things which affect the environment. Because we can speak we are heard, what about those animals which can’t speak? Nobody can hear them. But we should understand that we need to use our heart and brain and think of those animals which are getting extinct. Unfortunately, our childhood has been a lot different from what our kids are going to have. Never I think technology is bad, but anything in excess is always bad. Every individual has to understand this point and stay in limits. That’s when we will be able to respect everything in the world and unknowingly we would be adding a lot of good deeds to our life!