In India’s big budget films; they have a lot of ‘foreign’ in it- whether it’s foreign locales, or technical problems or the foreign visualize effect (VFX) technology.
Rajinikanth Robot 2.0 is a sequel of ‘Robot’ which is a high budget film but, with a difference. ‘Robot 2.0’ is entirely shot in India; all the technical heads are Indians as the VFX technology used in the film.
It is slated as the most expensive Indian films ever made and poised up its release in October in seven languages (including Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin). The makers told that the Tamil Superstar’s Robot 2.0 is Rs 350-Crore film will be a truly ‘Made In India’.
Make in India is one of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s key policy initiatives that seek to encourage manufacturing in India. Raju Mahalingam, COO, Lyca Productions, makers of ‘Robot 2.0’ film has been entirely shooting in Delhi and Chennai. “We are totally in UK-based, but we have decided to shoot everything in India. This movie will be India’s Crouching Tiger, the Hidden Dragon”, he said.
However, the climax of the film was shot in Jawarhlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi and the rest in EVP film city in Chennai. The attempt to give the futuristic feel has resulted in high production costs, but the quality of the filming has been shifted to the 3D screens. Generally, the movies are shot using 2D and converted into 3D. But, this movie is shot using 3D techniques. This is the first time done in India.
Earlier, Cinematographer Nirav Shah, Composer AR Rahman, VFX designer Srinivas Mohan, had worked in ‘Baahubali’. The sound designer Resul Pookutty, who won an Oscar for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, all of them also working on Robot 2.0.
Akshay Kumar, who plays the role of the villain in 2.0 also has a movie slated for release this year which inspired by another high profile scheme announced by Prime Minister.